13 Business Basics – Giving reasons or suggestions

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn new expressions that are used when giving reasons or suggestions. 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. sales target 売り上げ目標
words: [noun:名詞] a set goal for a salesperson or sales department
example: Ms. Nakano, please tell us about the sales target.
2. prospective 見込まれる
words: [adjective:形容詞] potential, possible
example: For this month, we have two prospective clients.
3. initial offer 最初の提案
words: [noun:名詞] first offer from a salesperson to a client
example: I have already sent them the initial offer.
4. recommend 勧める
words: [verb:動詞] to advise or suggest
example: I recommend that you conduct your research on these two companies.
5. catalog カタログ
words: [noun:名詞] list of items
example: You could personalize the catalog according to their needs.
6. elaborate 詳しく述べる
words: [verb:動詞] to add further details
example: Could you please elaborate?
7. insight 洞察
words: [noun:名詞、複数形 insights] clear or deep perception of a situation
example: Thank you for your insights.
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
sales target
Answer:
prospective
Answer:
initial offer
Answer:
recommend
Answer:
catalog
Answer:
elaborate
Answer:
insight
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: “Ms. Nakano, please tell us about the (1) sales target.
Do we have any (2) prospective clients for this month?”
Student: “For this month, we have two prospective clients who need additional office furniture
since they plan to expand their businesses.
I have already sent them the (3) initial offer.”
Tutor: “Sounds great. However, I (4) recommend that you conduct your research on these two companies so that you could personalize the (5) catalog according to their needs. What do you think, Ms. Nakano?”
Student: I don’t see what you mean, sir. Could you please (6) elaborate?
Tutor: “What I mean is, you could try meeting the clients so you can find out
how we can help them. Clients will rely on us more if you are friendly to them.”
Student: Noted, sir. Thank you for your (7) insights.
PART B_3
Read aloud, and fill in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: “Ms. Nakano, please tell us about the (1) __________.
Do we have any (2) ________clients for this month?”
Student: “For this month, we have two prospective clients who need additional office furniture since they plan to expand their businesses.
I ha ve already sent them the (3) ________.”
Tutor: “Sounds great. However, I (4) _________ that you conduct your research on these two companies so that you could personalize the (5) ________ according to their needs. What do you think, Ms. Nakano?”
Student: I don’t see what you mean, sir. Could you please (6) _________?
Tutor: “What I mean is, you could try meeting the clients so you can find out
how we can help them. Clients will rely on us more if you are friendly to them.”
Student: Noted, sir. Thank you for your (7) _________.
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
Do we have any prospective clients for this month?
PART C_1
a. No, we have two prospective clients for this month.
b. Yes, prospective competitors will generate our sales.
c. Yes, we have two prospective clients for this month.
d. No, the market for furniture will be saturated.
PART C_2
What do the prospective clients need?
PART C_2
a. The prospective clients need more office furniture.
b. The prospective investors must take care of the cats.
c. The prospective cliques need more popularity.
d. The prospective climate change looks dire.
PART C_3
Have you sent them the initial offer?
PART C_3
a. Yes, the initial offer was $5000.
b. Yes, I have already sent them the initial offer.
c. No, I rejected the offer.
d. No, the initial offer was not sent.
PART C_4
What would be the best recommendation to meet your sales target?
PART C_4
a. I commend you on your negotiation skills.
b. I command the team to investigate the scene.
c. I recommend the apple pie to them.
d. I recommend that you conduct your research on these companies.
PART C_5
I don’t see what you mean. Could you please elaborate?
PART C_5
a. What I mean is, you could try meeting the clients.
b. What I mean is, elaborate is detailed.
c. What I mean is, the preparations are elaborate.
d. What I mean is, it’s not necessary.
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.