14 Business Basics – Initiating Task

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn new expressions that are used when initiating tasks. 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. concept 概念、考え
words: [noun:名詞] an idea
example: I’m having a hard time coming up with a concept.
2. brainstorming ブレインストーミング
words: [noun:名詞] a group discussion to solve problems
example: Can we do the brainstorming right now?
3. initiating 開始する
words: [verb:動詞] to begin
example: Thank you for initiating this.
4. communicate コミュニケーションをとる
words: [verb:動詞] to share or exchange information/ideas
example: I will also communicate with another department.
5. theme テーマ
words: [noun:名詞] a topic
example: What’s the theme for this year’s presentation?
6. checklist チェックリスト
words: [noun:名詞] a list of things to be done
example: I’ll also prepare a checklist of the things that we might need.
7. approach 近づく
words: [verb:動詞] come near
example: Please feel free to approach me if you need anything.
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
concept
Answer:
brainstorming
Answer:
initiating
Answer:
communicate
Answer:
theme
Answer:
checklist
Answer:
approach
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: “Hello, Beth! I’m having a hard time coming up with a (1) concept.
I have some ideas though I don’t know how to start.
Can we do the (2) brainstorming right now?”
Student: “Oh hi, Melissa! Thank you for (3) initiating this.
Yes, I have some ideas I’d like to share with you, too.”
Tutor: Go ahead. Hopefully, a better idea or concept would spring up after this.
Student: “I agree. I will also (4) communicate with another department for the number of
participants and this year’s presentation (5) theme.”
Tutor: I think it’s better if we write down our ideas so we won’t forget anything.
Student: “You’re right. I’ll also prepare a (6) checklist of the things that we might need.
Please feel free to (7) approach me if you need anything.”
PART B_3
Read aloud, and fill in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: “Hello, Beth! I’m having a hard time coming up with a (1) ________.
I have some ideas though I don’t know how to start.
Can we do the (2) ________right now?”
Student: “Oh hi, Melissa! Thank you for (3) ________ this.
Yes, I have some ideas I’d like to share with you, too.”
Tutor: Go ahead. Hopefully, a better idea or concept would spring up after this.
Student: “I agree. I will also (4) _______ with another department for the number of participants
and this year’s presentation (5) ______.”
Tutor: I think it’s better if we write down our ideas so we won’t forget anything.
Student: “You’re right. I’ll also prepare a (6) ________ of the things that we might need.
Please feel free to (7) ________ me if you need anything. ”
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
Can we do the brainstorming right now?
PART C_1
a. Yes, I have some ideas I’d like to share with you, too.
b. Actually, I don’t know where he went.
c. I just broke my laptop yesterday.
d. I’ll be leaving tomorrow night for Tokyo.
PART C_2
Hopefully, a better idea or concept would spring up after this.
PART C_2
a. Break a leg!
b. Proceed.
c. I agree.
d. You’re wrong.
PART C_3
I have some ideas I’d like to share with you, too.
PART C_3
a. It doesn’t matter.
b. Go ahead.
c. Keep me posted.
d. I haven’t heard that before.
PART C_4
I think it’s better if we write down our ideas so we won’t forget anything.
PART C_4
a. I’m confused.
b. Let’s have coffee.
c. I don’t know.
d. You’re right.
PART C_5
Please feel free to approach me if you need anything.
PART C_5
a. You’re really dependable.
b. Are you sure?
c. Are you alright?
d. You’re not here.
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.