15 Business Interaction – Making Announcements

便利な表現(Useful Expressions)
Read aloud the vocabulary words.
call the shots (idiom)
jot down (verb phrase)
game plan (n.)
looking forward (verb phrase)
eager beaver (idiom)
便利な表現(Useful Expressions)
Read aloud and complete the sentences.
1. The marketing director is developing a _________ to lure businesses to the city.
2. Penny is an _________ when it comes to work. It is not surprising that he’s appointed as the head of the trading team.
3. Since the president is away, the vice-president will _________ for the business proposal.
4. During meetings, Sara makes sure to _________ important information on her notebook.
5. She’s _________ to work for a multinational company.
Read the whole dialogue with your tutor.
Fill in the blanks with the words you just learned.
Tutor: Good morning, Ms. Natalie Lanzen. How is everything going? It seems to me that this meeting is an urgent one.
Student: Good morning to you, too, Christian. Indeed, this meeting is urgent, and I am sorry for the short notice. This is about our new branch.
Tutor: It’s alright, ma’am. What about our new branch? Are we going to try to come up with a (1)_________ for its opening?
Student: I was told by the chairman to (2)_________ for this project. Please (3)_________ the minutes of this meeting.
Tutor: Will do, Ma’am. So, when is the opening?
Student: The event will be held at exactly 6 pm at Hilton Auckland.
Tutor: Noted on this, Ma’am. I will also communicate with the events planning team for updates.
Student: Yes, please do so. Since Sherry is the (4) in our team, kindly assign her the job of notifying our media partners to cover the upcoming event. Make sure that everything is going smoothly since the chairman is really (5) to a successful launch.

Tutor: Don’t worry, Ms. Lanzen. We’ll do our best. Is there anything else I can do for you?
Student: That’s about it, Christian. Thank you for your initiative. You may now go back to your workstation.
聞き取り問題(Listening Comprehension)
Listen to your tutor as he/she reads a passage twice.
Then, answer your tutor’s question.
According to the passage, what are the things you must consider when making an announcement?
聞き取り問題(Listening Comprehension)
Text read out by the tutor
Read the following text aloud. Then, answer your tutor’s question.
You received a letter from the CEO that you are to annouce the fixed working hours of the employees. It will be implemented starting next week. The Human Resources Department of your company agreed to abolish the flexi-time option, so all employees will be required to be at the office from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm each working day.
How do you deal with the situation?