11 Business Basics – Confirming Information

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn new expressions that are used when confirming information. You will also learn new vocabulary.

PART A_1
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
PART A_2
1. confirm 確認する確かめる
words: [verb:動詞] to show the truth or correctness
example: I’m calling to confirm the details of our meeting tomorrow.
2. agenda 協議事項
words: [noun:名詞] a list of things or activities
example: Allow me to confirm the meeting agenda.
3. mention 話に出す言及する
words: [verb:動詞] to speak about
example: Don’t forget to mention who came up with that idea.
4. individually 個々に、個人的に
words: [adverb:副詞] one by one; single
example: The guests entered the room individually.
5. include 含む
words: [verb:動詞] to contain; be a part of
example: His report includes all the necessary details.
6. current 現在の、今の
words: [adjective:形容詞] latest; at the present time
example: Please make sure that all your records are current.
7. update 最新化、最新版
words: [noun:名詞] to give the latest information
example: I’ll send you updates on this research tomorrow.
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
confirm
Answer:
agenda
Answer:
mention
Answer:
individually
Answer:
include
Answer:
current
Answer:
update
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: “Good morning!
Production 3 office; this is Ms. Torres speaking. How may I help you?”
Student: “Good morning! This is Mr. Goto of Production 2 office.
I’m calling to (1) confirm the details of our meeting tomorrow.
It’s at 2:15 p.m. in the main conference room. Did I get it right?”
Tutor: “Yes, you got it right, Mr. Goto.
Please allow me to also confirm the meeting (2) agenda.”
Student: “That’s a good idea.
Do you mind if I ask you to (3) mention the items (4) individually?”
Tutor: “No, not at all. The agenda (5) includes the (6) current production status, additional manpower needed, and (7) updates on our processes.”
Student: That’s helpful. Thanks. I’ll talk to you later.
PART B_3
Read aloud, and fill in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: “Good morning!
Production 3 office; this is Ms. Torres speaking. How may I help you?”
Student: “Good morning! This is Mr. Goto of Production 2 office.
I’m calling to (1) __________ the details of our meeting tomorrow.
It’s at 2:15 p.m. in the main conference room. Did I get it right?”
Tutor: “Yes, you got it right, Mr. Goto.
Please allow me to also confirm the meeting (2) __________.”
Student: “That’s a good idea.
Do you mind if I ask you to (3) __________ the items (4) __________ ?”
Tutor: “No, not at all. The agenda (5) __________ the (6) __________ production status, additional manpower needed, and (7) __________ on our processes.”
Student: That’s helpful. Thanks. I’ll talk to you later.

PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
Good morning! Production 3 office; this is Ms. Torres speaking. How may I help you?
PART C_1
a. How are you?
b. Okay, I will help you.
c. I’m calling to confirm the details of our meeting tomorrow.
d. Sorry, you’ve got the wrong number.
PART C_2
It’s at 2:15 p.m. in the main conference room. Did I get it right?
PART C_2
a. Yes, you got it wrong.
b. Yes, you do.
c. No, we didn’t.
d. Yes, you got it right.
PART C_3
Please allow me to also confirm the meeting agenda.
PART C_3
a. It’s 1:11 now.
b. I have an idea.
c. That’s a good idea.
d. That’s exciting.
PART C_4
Do you mind if I ask you to mention the items individually?
PART C_4
a. Yes, I do.
b. Definitely.
c. No, not at all.
d. No, you don’t.
PART C_5
The agenda includes the current production status, additional manpower needed, and updates on our processes.
PART C_5
a. That’s helpful. Thanks a lot!
b. What is your question?
c. How may I help you?
d. No problem.
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK

Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did in your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.