3 Business Basics – Starting a conversation

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn some expressions to use when starting a conversation. 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. division 課、局、部
definition: [noun:名詞] a section of organization
example: How are things in your division ?
2. paperwork 書類仕事
definition: [noun:名詞] routine work involving written documents such as reports or letters
example: We have a lot of paperwork to do today.
3. hurry 急ぐ
definition: [verb:動詞] to move or act fast
example: Are you in a hurry ?
4. critical 決定的な重大な
definition: [adjective:形容詞] of great importance
example: I have a critical meeting.
5. proposal 提案
definition: [noun:名詞] a suggestion
example: I have a critical meeting about my project proposal .
6. approval 賛成、承認
definition: [noun:名詞] to accept or confirm something
example: I am really hoping for approval .
7. massive 大規模な、大量の
definition: [adjective:形容詞] extremely large; big
example: I heard it is a massive one.
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
division
Answer:
paperwork
Answer:
hurry
Answer:
critical
Answer:
proposal
Answer:
approval
Answer:
massive
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: Hi there! How is it going?
Student: Oh, hello! Everything’s great. How are things in your (1) division?
Tutor: Well, we have a lot of (2) paperworkto do today. Are you in a (3) hurry?
Student: Yeah, sort of. I have a (4) critical meeting about my project (5) proposal,
and I am really hoping for an (6) approval.
Tutor: I heard it is a (7) massive one. Good luck to you!
Student: Thanks a lot! See you around.
PART B_3
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: Hi there! How is it going?
Student: Oh, hello! Everything’s great. How are things in your (1) __________ ?
Tutor: Well, we have a lot of (2) __________to do today. Are you in a (3) __________?
Student: Yeah, sort of. I have a (4) __________meeting about my project (5) __________,
and I am really hoping for an (6) __________.
Tutor: I heard it is a (7) __________ one. Good luck to you!
Student: Thanks a lot! See you around.
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
Hi there!
PART C_1
a. Good bye.
b. Yes, I’m sorry?
c. Oh, hello!
d. Zup, dude!
PART C_2
How is it going?
PART C_2
a. Let’s go now.
b. I’m not hungry.
c. I apologize.
d. Everything’s great.
PART C_3
How are things in your division?
PART C_3
a. I made it.
b. It’s a beautiful morning.
c. We have a lot of paperwork to do today.
d. We are all having fun tonight.
PART C_4
Are you in a hurry?
PART C_4
a. I’m faster than him.
b. Yeah, sort of.
c. Thank you.
d. Everything’s fine.
PART C_5
Good luck to you!
PART C_5
a. I’m sorry.
b. You’re welcome
c. Thanks a lot!
d. This is noted.
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.