2 Business Basics – Greeting Your Coworkers

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn some basic greetings in the workplace setting. 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. smoothly 滑らかに、すらすらと
definition: [adverb:副詞] to do something without any problems or difficulties
example: The project has been going smoothly this month.
2. quite 並外れ、かなりの
definition: [adverb:副詞] completely; to a high degree
example: It was quite a challenge.
3. superior 上役、先輩
definition: [noun:名詞] a person higher in rank or status
example: Thanks to my encouraging superiors.
4. launch 開始する
definition: [verb:動詞] to start or introduce something
example: We will launch it next month.
5. finalize 完成させる
definition: [verb:動詞] to complete all the details of
example: We’re about to finalize everything by Thursday.
6. promising 将来有望な
definition: [adjective:形容詞] showing signs of future success
example: The project sounds promising.
7. hesitate ためらう
definition: [verb:動詞] to pause before saying or doing something
example: Don’t hesitate to ask.
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
smoothly
Answer:
quite
Answer:
superior
Answer:
launch
Answer:
finalize
Answer:
promising
Answer:
hesitate
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: Good Morning, Mr. Watanabe! How is your team’s project going?
Student: Good Morning, Mr. Myers! It was (1) quite a challenge at first,
but it has been going (2) smoothly this month.
Thanks to my hardworking teammates and encouraging (3) superiors.
Tutor: Good to know that you’re getting all the support you can get.
By the way, when will your team (4) launch this project?
Student: We will launch it next month.
We’re now about to (5) finalize everything by Thursday.
Tutor: Sounds (6) promising. Should you need my assistance,
don’t (7) hesitate to ask.
Student: Thank you. That’s so nice of you.
PART B_3
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: Good Morning, Mr. Watanabe! How is your team’s project going?
Student: Good Morning, Mr. Myers! It was (1) _______ a challenge at first,
but it has been going (2) _________ this month.
Thanks to my hardworking teammates and encouraging (3) ________.

Tutor: Good to know that you’re getting all the support you can get.
By the way, when will your team (4) _______ this project?
Student: We will launch it next month.
We’re now about to (5) ________ everything by Thursday.
Tutor: Sounds (6)_______. Should you need my assistance,
don’t (7) ______ to ask.
Student: Thank you. That’s so nice of you.
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
Good morning! How is your team’s project going?
PART C_1
a. It was late in the evening when we stopped.
b. It has been going smoothly this month.
c. Thanks for asking.
d. Sounds promising.
PART C_2
Thanks to my hardworking teammates and encouraging superiors.
PART C_2
a. You’re very much welcome.
b. I’m sorry to hear that. I’ll make it up to you.
c. The feeling is mutual.
d. Good to know that you’re getting all the support you can get.
PART C_3
When will your team launch this project?
PART C_3
a. We will launch it next month.
b. No, we will launch it soon.
c. Actually, we started the project six months ago.
d. Do you have any idea?
PART C_4
We’re about to finalize everything by Thursday.
PART C_4
a. What can I do for you?
b. Little did I know.
c. Sounds promising.
d. Please stay on the line.
PART C_5
Should you need my assistance, don’t hesitate to ask.
PART C_5
a. I’m not sure.
b. What do you want to ask?
c. How may I help you?
d. Thank you. That’s so nice of you.
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.