28 Business Phone – Getting or giving an update

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn new expressions to use when getting or giving an update through a phone call. 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. update 最新のものにする
words: [verb:動詞] to give latest information about something
example: I’m calling to update you regarding the meeting with our new investors this afternoon.
2. regarding ∼ に関して
words: [preposition:前置詞] about; concerning
example: I’m calling to update you regarding the meeting with our new investors this afternoon.
3. present 紹介する提供する
words: [verb:動詞] to discuss; to introduce
example: I will present important guidelines.
4. attract 引きつける
words: [verb:動詞] cause (someone) to have a liking for or interest in something
example: I will discuss important guidelines and tips to attract new investors.
5. proposal 提案
words: [noun:名詞] a plan or suggestion
example: Please review the project proposal .
6. turn up 現れる
words: [idiom:イディオム] put in appearance or arrive
example: I’ll turn up in your office as early as 12 noon.
7. smoothly 滑らかに
words: [adverb:副詞] in a smooth way
example: This is to let you know that things are going smoothly .
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
update
Answer:
regarding
Answer:
present
Answer:
attract
Answer:
proposal
Answer:
turn up
Answer:
smoothly
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: “Mr. Fujitsu, I’m calling to (1) update you (2) regarding the meeting with
our new investors this afternoon. I would like to apologize for the short notice,
but the meeting will be moved to 3 in the afternoon.”
Student: “Noted. I will inform my department of the changes.
Also, I will present some important guidelines and tips to
(4) attract new investors. Anything else, sir?”
Tutor: “Oh, and please review the project (5) proposal before the presentation to
our board of directors.”
Student: “Alright. Checking will be done an hour before of the meeting.
I’ll (6) turn up in your office as early as 12 noon.”
Tutor: “That’s good. I’m sending you an email about my tasks for the week.
This is to let you know that things are going (7) smoothly.”
Student: Thank you very much, Mr. Fujitsu.
PART B_3
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: “Mr. Fujitsu, I’m calling to (1) _______ you (2) _________ the meeting with
our new investors this afternoon. I would like to apologize for the short notice,
but the meeting will be moved to 3 in the afternoon.”
Student: “Noted. I will inform my department of the changes.
Also, I will (3) ________ some important guidelines and tips to
(4) _______ new investors. Anything else, sir?”
Tutor: “Oh, and please review the project (5) _______ before the presentation to
our board of directors.”
Student: “Alright. Checking will be done an hour before of the meeting.
I’ll (6) _______ in your office as early as 12 noon.”
Tutor: “That’s good. I’m sending you an email about my tasks for the week.
This is to let you know that things are going (7) _______.”
Student: Thank you very much, Mr. Fujitsu.
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
The meeting will be moved to 3 in the afternoon.
PAT C_1
a. Yes, speaking.
b. Please call after a minute.
c. Noted.
d. No, that’s awesome.
PART C_2
Anything else, sir?
PART C_2
a. Yes, check on it, please.
b. Yes, it’s checked.
c. Yes, one more to go.
d. Yes, please review the project proposal.
PART C_3
Please review the project proposal.
PART C_3
a. Alright.
b. Let me think about it.
c. You’re right.
d. Yes, it is.
PART C_4
Checking will be done an hour before the meeting.
PART C_4
a. That’s good.
b. Really?
c. I don’t think so.
d. Are you sure?
PART C_5
I sent you an email.
PART C_5
a. Sure! That’s so-so.
b. I will check on it.
c. I forgot my password.
d. I will be there.
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.