25 Business Basics – Expressing Appreciation

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn new expressions to use when expressing appreciation. 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. struggle もがく
words: [verb:動詞 現在分子:struggling] to do or finish something through intense efforts
example: I’m struggling with gathering data. struggle
2. technique 技術
words: [noun:名詞 複数形 Techniques] a way of carrying out a particular task
example: Let me share with you some technique s I use.
3. experience 経験
words: [noun:名詞] knowledge or practical wisdom
example: These are all based on my experience in making presentations.
4. input 投入
words: [noun:名詞 複数形 inputs] make (secret or new information) known
example: Thank you for your input s, Mark.
5. appreciate 高く評価する
words: [verb:動詞] to recognize the full worth of something
example: I really appreciate you taking the time to meet with me today.
6. helpful 役に立つ
words: [adjective:形容詞] valuable; beneficial
example: This meeting is very helpful .
7. treat おごる
words: [verb:動詞] entertainment, food, drink, etc., given as expression of thanks
example: Please allow me to treat you a cup of coffee later.
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
struggle
Answer:
technique
Answer:
experience
Answer:
input
Answer:
appreciate
Answer:
helpful
Answer:
treat
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: Hello, Hillary! Are you ready for your upcoming presentation?

Student: Hi, Mark. Yes, but I’m (1) struggling with gathering data.
Tutor: Oh, I see. Let me share with you some (2) techniques and tips I use based on
my (3) experience in making presentations.
Student: Thank you for your (4) inputs, Mark. I really (5) appreciate you’re taking the time to
meet with me today.
Tutor: You’re welcome, Hillary! We’re on the same team. We’ve got each other’s back.
Student: This meeting is very (6)helpful. Thanks a lot! Please allow me to
(7) treat you a cup of coffee later.
PART B_3
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: Hello, Hillary! Are you ready for your upcoming presentation?
Student: Hi, Mark. Yes, but I’m (1) __________ with gathering data.
Tutor: Oh, I see. Let me share with you some (2) __________ and tips I use based on
my (3) __________ in making presentations.

Student: Thank you for your (4) _______, Mark. I really (5) __________ you’re taking the
time to meet with me today.
Tutor: You’re welcome, Hillary! We’re on the same team. We’ve got each other’s back.
Student: This meeting is very (6) _________. Thanks a lot! Please allow me to
(7) __________ you a cup of coffee later.
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
Are you ready for your upcoming presentation?
PART C_1
a. I’m leaving next week.
b. She’ll be gone by Friday night.
c. Yes, but I’m struggling with gathering data.
d. I really hope she is.
PART C_2
Let me share with you some techniques and tips I use based on my experience.
PART C_2
a. Thank you for your inputs.
b. Thanks, but no thanks.
c. I’ll send it to you through email.
d. I’m still waiting here.
PART C_3
Thank you for your inputs, Mark.
PART C_3
a. Well, it’s my idea.
b. I haven’t seen him yet.
c. I’ll be back soon.
d. You’re welcome, Hillary!
PART C_4
Did our meeting help you?
PART C_4
a. I don’t know what to do.
b. This meeting is very helpful.
c. I’m still working on it.
d. Thank you for your treat today.
PART C_5
Please allow me to treat you a cup of coffee later.
PART C_5
a. Thank you. I appreciate it.
b. I’ll catch up with you next time.
c. I’m actually hungry.
d. It’s rush hour.
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.