14 Business Basics – Initiating Task

単語を確認しよう!(VOCABULARY CHECK)
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
読んでみよう!(ANSWER)
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: [noun: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: [noun: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: [noun:動詞] come near
example: Please feel free to approach me if you need anything.
単語を使おう!(MAKE A SENTENCE)
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
文を作ってみよう!(ANSWER)
concept
Answer:
brainstorming
Answer:
initiating
Answer:
communicate
Answer:
theme
Answer:
checklist
Answer:
approach
Answer:
音読問題(Reading)
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
読もう!(ANSWER)
Tutor: “Hello, Beth! I’m having a hard time coming up with (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.”
穴埋め問題(Note-taking)
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
答えてみよう!(ANSWER)
Tutor: “Hello, Beth! I’m having a hard time coming up with (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. ”
返答選択問題(Appropriate Response)
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
問1(question 1)
Can we do the brainstorming right now?
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
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.
問2(question 2)
Hopefully, a better idea or concept would spring up after this.
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. Break a leg!
b. Proceed.
c. I agree.
d. You’re wrong.
問3(question 3)
I have some ideas I’d like to share with you, too.
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. It doesn’t matter.
b. Go ahead.
c. Keep me posted.
d. I haven’t heard that before.
問4(question 4)
I think it’s better if we write down our ideas so we won’t forget anything.
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. I’m confused.
b. Let’s have coffee.
c. I don’t know.
d. You’re right.
問5(question 5)
Please feel free to approach me if you need anything.
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. You’re really dependable.
b. Are you sure?
c. Are you alright?
d. You’re not here.