18 Business Basics – Asking for directions

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn new expressions to use when asking for directions. 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. excuse 許す
words: [verb:動詞] politely getting someone’s attention
example: Excuse me. Could you tell me where the accounting department is? excuse
2. disturb 妨げる
words: [verb:動詞] stop someone from doing something
example: I’m sorry to disturb you.
3. secretary 秘書
words: [noun:名詞] person who handles routine work in the office
example: I am the new office secretary .
4. deliver 届ける
words: [verb:動詞] to bring something to someone
example: My boss asked me to deliver this to Ms. Williams.
5. ledger 元帳
words: [noun:名詞] a book or collection of financial accounts
example: Ms. Williams needs the ledger now.
6. around 周り
words: [adverb:副詞] close to a place
example: See you around the office.
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
excuse
Answer:
disturb
Answer:
secretary
Answer:
deliver
Answer:
ledger
Answer:
around
Answer:
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: “(1) Excuse me. I’m sorry to (2) disturb you, but could you please tell me
where the accounting department is?”
Student: “Sure, no problem. Go up the stairs to the third floor, then turn right.
The second door is their office. Are you a new employee?
I haven’t seen you here before.”
Tutor: “Yes, I’m the new (3) secretary of Mr. Brown. By the way, my name is ______ and
I’m from the purchasing department.
My boss asked me to (4) deliver these (5) ledgers to Ms. Williams.”
Student: “Oh, yes! She’s the accounting manager. I’m ______. Nice to meet you
and welcome to the company.”
Tutor: “Thank you so much for your help, ______. It’s nice meeting you, too.
I better get going. My boss said Ms. Williams needs these right now.”
Student: You are welcome _______. See you (6) around then.
PART B_3
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: “(1) ________ me. I’m sorry to (2)________ you, but could you please tell me
where the accounting department is?”
Student: “Sure, no problem. Go up the stairs to the third floor, then turn right.
The second door is their office. Are you a new employee?
I haven’t seen you here before.”
Tutor: “Yes, I’m the new (3) ________ of Mr. Brown. By the way, my name is ______ and
I’m from the purchasing department.
My boss asked me to (4) ________ these (5) ________ to Ms. Williams.”
Student: “Oh, yes! She’s the accounting manager. I’m ______. Nice to meet you,
and welcome to the company.”
Tutor: “Thank you so much for your help, ______. It’s nice meeting you, too.
I better get going. My boss said Ms. Williams needs these right now.”
Student: You are welcome _______. See you (6) ________ then.
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
Excuse me, could you please tell me where the accounting department is?
PART C_1
a. No, I’m busy.
b. Okay.
c. No, just ask the waiter.
d. Sure, no problem.
PART C_2
Are you a new employee? I haven’t seen you here before.
PART C_2
a. I am new yesterday.
b. Yes, I’m the new secretary here.
c. No, of course.
d. Yes, I’m a veteran.
PART C_3
My name is Karli and I’m from the purchasing department.
PART C_3
a. Hi, Karli.
b. Thanks.
c. Hello!
d. I’m Marie. Nice to meet you.
PART C_4
I’m Marie. Nice to meet you.
PART C_4
a. Good bye, Marie.
b. Thanks to you.
c. It’s nice meeting you, too.
d. Same here, Marie.
PART C_5
Thank you so much for your help.
PART C_5
a. I apologize.
b. You are welcome.
c. Okay then.
d. Next time.
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 on 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.