19 Business Interaction – Exchanging Opinions

便利な表現(Useful Expressions)
Read aloud the vocabulary words.
see eye to eye (idiom)
expound (v.)
proposition (n.)
target market (n.)
ahead of the curve (idiom)
便利な表現(Useful Expressions)
Read aloud and complete the sentences.
1. The _________ had been defined by the manager so we carry out our advertising plans right away.
2. Robbin stands by his _________ to air advertisements on TV.
3. When asked to _________ on his idea, he made no comment.
4. My father’s business has always been succesful because he’s always _________ in business.
5. They seem to _________ on most important issues in their company.
Read the whole dialogue with your tutor.
Fill in the blanks with the words you just learned.
Tutor: Good morning, Ms. Amber. Is everything fine?
Student: Hi, Ruth. I’d like to discuss with you about the upcoming campaign of our newest product.
Tutor: I see. May I know the (1)________?
Student: We will introduce our new deodorant to females ages from 18- 35. I’m thinking of advertising this product on the radio. What do you think?
Tutor: I’m afraid I can’t agree with your (2)________. We should use appropriate media that our target market are most likely to interact to. I recommend to have placement on print and television.
Student: I don’t quite follow you. What exactly do you mean? Kindly (3)________ your suggestion.
Tutor: Well, our target market is more exposed on print and television. We should put our advertisements on television since women like to watch dramas at night. They are also highly exposed on print media especially magazines.
Student: I must admit I never thought about the media of advertisement that way before. I am thankful that you were able to share your ideas. You made me see a new perspective on this.
Tutor: We need to be (4)________ with our competitors. Since we are going to promote our newest deodorant, we need to make our target market learn about its benefits & how this particular product fits with their lifestyle.
Student: I (5)________ with you on that. That was a great recommendation, Ruth. Let’s discuss our next steps on this campaign next week.
Tutor: Thank you, Ms. Amber. I am glad that I was able to help you.
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, how are you going to make your opinions heard?
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.
During a meeting in your department, the Human Resources Director announced that she will be proposing to the CEO the idea of having a flexible time schedule in the company. You completely disagree on her idea since you think that having a flexible time schedule would make the employees inefficient in their work. The Human Resources Director asked for you to explain your idea.
How do you deal with the situation?