5 Business Basics – Talking About Time

LESSON GOAL

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

PART A_1
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
PART A_2
1. quarter 15分間
definition: [noun:名詞] a period of fifteen minutes before or after a stated time
example: It’s a quarter before seven.
2. on time 時間通りに
definition: [adverb:副詞] not late
example: We’re going to make it on time .
3. rush hour ラッシュアワー
definition: [noun:名詞] a time during each day when traffic is at its heaviest.
example: I’m pretty sure we’ll get stuck in rush hour traffic this morning.
4. distant 遠い
definition: [adjective:形容詞] one thing is far from another
example: We are not that distant from the office.
5. travel 旅行する
definition: [verb:動詞] make a journey, typically of some length
example: We have enough time to travel .
6. accomplish 成し遂げる完成する
definition: [verb:動詞] achieve or complete successfully
example: I have some tasks to accomplish today.
7. over 終わって過ぎて
definition: [adjective:形容詞] finished
example: It will be over before ten this morning.
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
quarter
Answer:
on time
Answer:
rush hour
Answer:
distant
Answer:
travel
Answer:
accomplish
Answer:
over
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: Hello, Brenda! It’s Alexandra’s new project presentation today.
What time is it? We’re going to be late for her presentation.
Student: It’s a (1) quarter before seven.
Don’t worry we will be fine. We’re going to make it (2) on time.
Tutor: But I thought we had to be at the office by exactly 7 o’clock.
I think we’re not going to make it on time. It’s Friday and I’m pretty sure
we’ll get stuck in (3) rush hour traffic.
Student: Sure we will. We are not that (4) distant from the office.
Anyway, the presentation starts at 7:30 a.m. so we have enough time
to (5) travel.
Tutor: I really hope so. By the way, until what time is Alexandra’s presentation today?
You know I have some tasks to (6) accomplish today.
Student: I guess, it’ll be (7) over before ten this morning.
There’s nothing to worry about. I’m sure you’ll meet your deadline today.
PART B_3
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: Hello, Brenda! It’s Alexandra’s new project presentation today.
What time is it? We’re going to be late for her presentation.
Student: It’s a (1) __________ before seven.
Don’t worry we will be fine. We’re going to make it (2) __________ .
Tutor: But I thought we had to be at the office by exactly 7 o’clock.
I think we’re not going to make it on time. It’s Friday and I’m pretty sure we’ll get stuck in (3) __________ traffic.
Student: Sure we will. We are not that (4) __________ from the office.
Anyway, the presentation starts at 7:30 a.m. so we have enough time to (5) __________ .
Tutor: I really hope so. By the way, until what time is Alexandra’s presentation today
You know I have some tasks to (6) __________ today.
Student: I guess, it’ll be (7) __________ before ten this morning.
There’s nothing to worry about. I’m sure you’ll meet your deadline today.
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
We’re going to be late for her presentation today.
PART C_1
a. I report to office everyday.
b. We’re going to make it on time.
c. I don’t come to office late.
d. I ride the company bus every morning.
PART C_2
What time is it?
PART C_2
a. It’s time to leave.
b. Thanks, but no thanks.
c. It’s a quarter before seven.
d. It’s time for my favorite noontime show.
PART C_3
What time should we report to the office?
PART C_3
a. We have to be at the office at exactly 7 o’clock.
b. We should leave early.
c. It’s a busy day.
d. It’s nighttime.
PART C_4
By the way, until what time is Alexandra’s presentation today?
PART C_4
a. It’s early in the morning.
b. It’s until weekend.
c. I guess it’ll be over before ten this morning.
d. Let’s call it a day.
PART C_5
What time will the presentation start?
PART C_5
a. The presentation starts at 7:30 am
b. Tomorrow.
c. I report to work on time.
d. I make sure that I punch in before going to my table.
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.