6 Business Basics – Talking about skills

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn expressions and vocabulary that are used when talking about skills.

PART A_1
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
PART A_2
1. choice 選択
words: [noun:名詞] an option
example: Kindly write a news article of your choice.
2. previous 以前の、前の
words: [adjective:形容詞] occurring before something else
example: It was also my task in my previous job.
3. strict 厳しい、厳密な
words: [adjective:形容詞] demanding that rules be obeyed
example: Please be a little strict with me when you give your feedback.
4. research 研究
words: [noun:名詞 複数形 researches] a systematic study of a subject
example: I also did research.
5. promotional 販売促進する
words: [adjective:形容詞] devised to publicize or advertise a product
example: I also made promotional materials.
6. keen eye 鋭い視力
words: [idiom:イディオム] ability to notice something easily
example: I believe you have a keen eye for details.
7. creative 創造的な独創的な
words: [adjective:形容詞] having good imagination or original ideas
example: I also think you are very creative, so I expect good results.
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
choice
Answer:
previous
Answer:
strict
Answer:
research
Answer:
promotional
Answer:
keen eye
Answer:
creative
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: “Hi, Yuri! I have a task for you. Kindly write a news article of your (1) choice.
Will this be your first time?”
Student: “No, it was also my task in my (2) previous job. I think I can do this task,
but please be a little (3) strict with me when you give your feedback.”
Tutor: I’ll take note of that. What were your other tasks in your previous job?
Student: I also did (4) research and made (5) promotional materials.
Tutor: “Impressive! I believe you have a (6) keen eye for details.
I also think you are very (7) creative, so I expect good results.”
Student: I will do my best, Ms. James. I will submit my article as soon as possible.
PART B_3
Read aloud, and fill in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: “Hi, Yuri! I have a task for you. Kindly write a news article of your (1) __________ .
Will this be your first time?”
Student: “No, it was also my task in my (2) __________ job. I think I can do this task,
but please be a little (3) __________ with me when you give your feedback.”
Tutor: I’ll take note of that. What were your other tasks in your previous job?
Student: I also did (4) __________ and made (5) __________ materials.
Tutor: “Impressive! I believe you have a (6) __________ for details.
I also think you are very (7) __________ , so I expect good results.”
Student: I will do my best, Ms. James. I will submit my article as soon as possible.
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
Will this be your first time writing an article?
PART C_1
a. It wasn’t also my task in my previous job.
b. Maybe, it was my task in my previous job.
c. Kind of, it was my task in my previous job.
d. No, it was also my task in my previous job.
PART C_2
Please be a little strict with me when you give your feedback.
PART C_2
a. I’ll take note of that.
b. We’ll see.
c. Impressive!
d. I don’t think it’s necessary.
PART C_3
What were your other tasks?
PART C_3
a. I also did research.
b. I love playing computer games.
c. My hobbies are cooking and sleeping.
d. I can write songs.
PART C_4
I expect good results.
PART C_4
a. You’ll have them someday.
b. I’ll give them to you.
c. I’ll do my best.
d. I always give bad results.
PART C_5
When can you submit your work?
PART C_5
a. I will submit my article next year.
b. I will submit my article as soon as possible.
c. I’m not sure yet.
d. Maybe next time.
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 in 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.