21 Business Phone – Asking for Information

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn new expressions to use when asking for information. 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. assignment 割り当てられた仕事
words: [noun:名詞] a task given to someone for a certain period of time
example: I’m calling regarding our project assignment .
2. details 詳細
words: [noun:名詞] facts or information
example: Can I ask you some details about it?
3. distribution 分配
words: [noun:名詞] division of work
example: Do you know how the distribution of tasks and the plotting of deadline are going?
4. deadline 締切
words: [noun:名詞] date or time when a task must be finished
example: Do you know how the distribution of tasks and the plotting of deadline are going?
5. delay 遅延
words: [noun:名詞] inability to finish something on time
example: I would like to start as early as now to avoid delay s.
6. urgent 緊急の
words: [adjective:形容詞] requires immediate action or attention
example: This project assignment is urgent .
7. cascade 情報を全体に流すこと
words: [verb:動詞] to disseminate or circulate
example: The distribution of the tasks was already cascade d via email.
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
assignment
Answer:
details
Answer:
distribution
Answer:
deadline
Answer:
delay
Answer:
urgent
Answer:
cascade
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: Good morning, Andrea. This is Laureen.
I’m calling regarding our project (1) assignment.
Can I ask you some (2) details about it?
Student: Of course.

Tutor: Do you know how the (3) distribution of tasks and the plotting of (4) deadline are going?
I would like to start as early as now to avoid (5) delays.
Student: This project assignment is (6) urgent.
The distribution of the tasks was already (7) cascaded via email. It’s due next week.
Tutor: I think that’s everything. Thank you for the information. Good bye.

Student: No worries. Good bye!
PART B_3
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: Good morning, Andrea. This is Laureen.
I’m calling regarding our project (1) _________.
Can I ask you some (2) _______ about it?”
Student: Of course.
Tutor: Do you know how the (3) ________ of tasks and the plotting of (4) ________ are going?
I would like to start as early as now to avoid (5) ________.
Student: This project assignment is (6) _________.
The distribution of the tasks was already (7) _________ via email. It’s due next week.
Tutor: I think that’s everything. Thank you for the information. Good bye.
Student: No worries. Good bye!
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
Good morning, Andrea.
PART C_1
a. Hey, what’s up, dude?
b. What’s good in the morning?
c. Good morning, Laureen.
d. Good evening.
PART C_2
Can I ask you some details about it?
PART C_2
a. Of course not.
b. Don’t ask me about it.
c. For what reason?
d. Of course.
PART C_3
When is the deadline of the task?
PART C_3
a. It’s due next week.
b. I don’t have any idea on what you’re saying.
c. Check your calendar.
d. See it for yourself.
PART C_4
Do you know how the distribution of tasks is going?
PART C_4
a. The distribution of the tasks was already cascaded via email.
b. It’s urgent. Do it first.
c. I am not sure about this.
d. No, I’ll tell you later.
PART C_5
I think that’s everything. Thank you for the information.
PART C_5
a. If you say so.
b. I am not okay with that.
c. Ask for help from other people next time.
d. No worries.
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.