30 Business Phone – Rejecting an invite

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn new expressions to use when rejecting an invite 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. celebrate 祝う
words: [verb:動詞] to do something enjoyable because something good has happened
example: It is to celebrate the success of our newly launched project.
2. success 成功
words: [noun:名詞] the accomplishment of a goal or purpose
example: It is to celebrate the success of our newly launched project.
3. slipped my mind うっかり忘れる
words: [verb:動詞、過去形 slipped] forgot
example: Oh, that just slipped my mind .
4. progress report 進捗報告
words: [noun:名詞] a report that lists accomplished and pending tasks for the project
example: I need to finish our monthly progress report .
5. financial 金融の
words: [adjective:形容詞] relating to money
example: I will present it to our financial controller tomorrow.
6. long way to go 先が長い
words: [idiom:イディオム] much more to do
example: I still have a long way to go with this task.
7. invite 招待する
words: [verb:動詞] to ask or request someone to go to an event
example: Thanks for the invite .
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
celebrate
Answer:
success
Answer:
slipped my mind
Answer:
progress report
Answer:
financial
Answer:
long way to go
Answer:
invite
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: Hi, Katrina! Were you informed that there is a dinner later with the CEO?
It is to (1) celebrate the (2) success of our newly launched project.
Student: Oh, that just (3) slipped my mind. Please tell me more about it.
Tutor: It will be held at Shangri-la Hotel Manila, which is only 2 blocks away from here.
The reservation is from 7 pm to 10 pm.
Student: Let me check my schedule. Unfortunately, I need to finish
our monthly (4) progress report before I present it to our (5) financial controller tomorrow.
Tutor: I see. Is there any way for you to finish your task early so you can come with us?
Student: As much as I want to, I still have a (6) long way to go with this task.
Thanks for the (7) invite, though.
PART B_3
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: Hi, Katrina! Were you informed that there is a dinner later with the CEO?
It is to (1) _________ the (2) _________ of our newly launched project.
Student: Oh, that just (3) ______________. Please tell me more about it.
Tutor: It will be held at Shangri-la Hotel Manila, which is only 2 blocks away from here.
The reservation is from 7 pm to 10 pm.
Student: Let me check my schedule. Unfortunately, I need to finish
our monthly (4) _____________ before I present it to our (5) _________ controller tomorrow.
Tutor: I see. Is there any way for you to finish your task early so you can come with us?
Student: As much as I want to, I still have a (6) _________ with this task.
Thanks for the (7) _________, though.
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
Is there any way for you to finish your task early?
PART C_1
a. I still have a long way to go with this task.
b. Please tell me more about it.
c. I will be working 24 hours straight.
d. I am so sorry.
PART C_2
Were you informed that there is a dinner later with the CEO?
PART C_2
a. I was asleep last night.
b. I don’t know about you.
c. Yes, I forgot your name.
d. Oh, that just slipped my mind.
PART C_3
The reservation is from 7 pm to 10 pm.
PART C_3
a. Let’s see.
b. No, thanks.
c. Let me check my schedule.
d. I don’t mind.
PART C_4
Unfortunately, I need to finish our monthly progress report.
PART C_4
a. No, sounds good.
b. No way.
c. I don’t understand you.
d. I see.
PART C_5
Please tell me more about it.
PART C_5
a. Okay then.
b. My birthday is on Wednesday.
c. It will be held at Shangri-la Hotel Manila.
d. The dinner is postponed.
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.