4 Business Basics – Talking about schedule

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn some expressions and vocabulary to use when talking about schedule.

PART A-1
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
PART A-2
1. HR Department (Human Resources) 人事部
definition: [noun:名詞] a department in a company handling employee relations
example: I am Bless Morgan from the HR Department .
2. discuss 話し合う討論する
definition: [verb:動詞] to talk about something with someone
example: Today, we are going to discuss your work schedule.
3. work schedule 仕事の予定
definition: [noun:名詞] timetable at work
example: What will be my work schedule ?
4. report to work 仕事に行く
definition: [verb:動詞] to go to the office to do tasks
example: What time should I report to work ?
5. clock in 出社時間を記録する
definition: [verb:動詞] to record the time that one starts working
example: You are advised to clock in at least 5 minutes before 9:00 a.m.
6. tardiness 納期遅れ
definition: [noun:名詞] habit of being late
example: Clock in at least 5 minutes before 9:00 a.m. to avoid tardiness .
7. breaktime 休憩時間
definition: [noun:名詞、複数形 breaktimes] a scheduled time where workers stop working for a short period of time
example: Here at ZZZ Corporation, we have two breaktime s.
PART A-3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A-4
HR Department (Human Resources)
Answer:
discuss
Answer:
work schedule
Answer:
report to work
Answer:
clock in
Answer:
tardiness
Answer:
breaktime
Answer:
PART B-1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B-2
Tutor: Good morning, Mr. Sakai. I am Bless Morgan from the (1) HR Department.
We are going to (2) discuss your (3) work schedule.
Student: Good morning, Ms. Morgan. What will be my work schedule? What time should I (4) report to work?
Tutor: Please report to work at 9:00 a.m. You are advised to (5) clock in at least 5 minutes before 9:00 a.m. to avoid (6) tardiness.
Student: Noted, Ms. Morgan. What time should we take our break?
Tutor: Here at ZZZ Corporation, we have two (7) breaktimes.
Lunch break is from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. and the 15-minute break in the afternoon starts at 3:00 p.m. Do you have any questions, Mr. Sakai?
Student: No, I do not have any questions. I understand now, Ms. Morgan. Thank you very much.
PART B-3
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B-4
Tutor: Good morning, Mr. Sakai. I am Bless Morgan from the (1) __________ and today we are going to (2) __________ your (3) __________.
Student: Good morning, Ms. Morgan. What will be my work schedule?
What time should I (4) __________ to?
Tutor: Please report to work at 9:00 a.m. You are advised to (5) __________ at least 5 minutes
before 9:00 a.m to avoid (6) __________.
Student: Noted, Ms. Morgan. What time should we take our break?
Tutor: Here at ZZZ Corporation, we have two (7) __________.
Lunch break is from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. and the 15-minute break in the afternoon starts at 3:00 p.m. Do you have any questions, Mr. Sakai?
Student: No, I do not have any questions. I understand now, Ms. Morgan. Thank you very much.
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
What are we going to discuss today?
PART C_1
a. We discussed some problems with friends.
b. They discussed personal matters.
c. Today, we are going to discuss your work schedule.
d. Today, we discussed your work schedule.
PART C_2
What time should I report to work?
PART C_2
a. Please report to work at 9:00am.
b. Please rest during the weekend.
c. Please report on Wednesday.
d. Please submit your report at 9:00am.
PART C_3
What time should we take our break?
PART C_3
a. You will be breaking records.
b. Your break time is from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m.
c. You will have a break after your work is done.
d. Your break time depends on you.
PART C_4
Do you have any questions, Mr. Sakai?
PART C_4
a. Any question is fine.
b. That question is irrelevant.
c. Yes, questioning is good.
d. No, I do not have any questions.
PART C_5
What time will be my 15-minute break?
PART C_5
a. Your 15-minute break will be from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
b. Your 15-minute break will be from 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
c. Your 15-minute break will be from 3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
d. Your 15-minute break will be from 3:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
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.