12 Business Basics – Exchanging or Asking for opinions

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn new expressions that are used when exchanging or asking for opinions. 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. consult 意見を聞く、相談する
words: [verb:動詞] to seek information or advice from someone
example: I’d like to consult you about my new scheme for our next project.
2. scheme 計画
words: [noun:名詞] a plan for achieving a particular idea
example: This is my new scheme for our next project.
3. draft 草案
words: [noun:名詞] the first version of a piece of writing or a document
example: Let me see your draft, please.
4. suggest 提案する
words: [verb:動詞] to recommend
example: I suggest we conduct a poll.
5. poll 世論調査
words: [noun:名詞] the process of recording the opinions or votes of people
example: Did anyone try conducting a poll last year?
6. feedback フィードバック
words: [noun:名詞] a reaction or response
example: Thanks for the feedback.
7. Don’t mention it. どういたしまして
words: [idiom:イディオム] another way of saying “You’re welcome.”
example: Don’t mention it. Don’t mention it.
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
consult
Answer:
scheme
Answer:
draft
Answer:
suggest
Answer:
poll
Answer:
feedback
Answer:
Don’t mention it.
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: “Hello. Do you have a minute? I’d like to (1) consult you about
a new (2) scheme for our next project.”
Student: Yeah, sure. Let me see your (3) draft, please.
Tutor: “I listed down all the possible objectives. I (4) suggest we conduct a poll.
What do you think about it?”
Student: That’s a good idea, but did anyone try conducting a (5) poll last year?
Tutor: “I think so. I’ll look into their data to see if the outcome improved.
Thanks for the (6) feedback, I owe you one.”
Student: (7) Don’t mention it.
PART B_3
Read aloud, and fill in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: “Hello. Do you have a minute? I’d like to (1) ________ you about
my new (2) __________ for our next project.”
Student: Yeah, sure. Let me see your (3) ________, please.
Tutor: “I listed down all the possible objectives. I (4) _________ we conduct a poll.
What do you think about it?”
Student: That’s a good idea, but has anyone ever tried conducting a (5) ______ last year?
Tutor: “I think so. I’ll look into their data to see if the outcome improved.
Thanks for the (6) __________, I owe you one.”
Student: (7) _________.
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
Hello. Do you have a minute?
PART C_1
a. Please knock before coming in.
b. Yeah, sure.
c. Can I just send you an email?
d. Can I call you back?
PART C_2
What do you think about it?
PART C_2
a. That’s a good idea.
b. I disagree with the speaker.
c. Sorry, I am not sure.
d. It depends on the weather.
PART C_3
Did anyone try conducting a poll last year?
PART C_3
a. I think so.
b. Please call again.
c. Yes, not really.
d. As far as I remember, maybe.
PART C_4
Thanks for the feedback.
PART C_4
a. What else do you need?
b. Don’t mention it.
c. Likewise.
d. Submit your report now.
PART C_5
I owe you one.
PART C_5
a. Go for it.
b. No problem.
c. You may leave now.
d. Definitely.
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.