7 Business Basics – Agreeing or disagreeing with someone

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn expressions that are used when agreeing or diasagreeing with someone. 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. rewrite 書き直す
words: [verb:動詞] to write again
example: Should we rewrite it?
2. additional 追加の
words: [adjective:形容詞] extra
example: Could you include additional information about the payments?
3. inform 知らせる
words: [verb:動詞 過去形 informed] give notice to
example: I’ll inform you when I’m done.
4. vague 漠然としたあいまいな
words: [adjective:形容詞] not clear
example: Other information might make the report vague.
5. file 書類
words: [noun:名詞] a printed paper that gives information
example: I can write them on a separate file.
6. difficult 難しい
words: [adjective:形容詞] not easy
example: It’s difficult to understand.
7. separate 別の、異なる
words: [adjective:形容詞] different from something else
example: I can write them on a separate file.
PART A-3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A-4
rewrite
Answer:
additional
Answer:
inform
Answer:
vague
Answer:
file
Answer:
difficult
Answer:
separate
Answer:
PART B-1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B-2
Tutor: Please take a look at this report, (Andrew or Frances). Should we (1) rewrite it?
Student: Yes, I think so. It’s (2) difficult to understand. We should make it short.
Tutor: I agree. If possible, could you include (3) additional information about the payments? The manager might need it for the next meeting.
Student: “I’m not sure about that. Other information might make the report (4)vague,
but I can write them on a (5) separate(6) file.”
Tutor: “That will do. Thank you so much, (Andrew or Frances).
When can you submit your report?”
Student: Please give me until tomorrow. I’ll (7) inform you when I’m done. Thank you.
PART B-3
Read aloud, and fill in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B-4
Tutor: Please take a look at this report, (Andrew or Frances). Should we (1) __________ it?
Student: Yes, I think so. It’s (2) __________ to understand. We should make it short.
Tutor: “I agree. If possible, could you include (3) __________ information about the payments?
The manager might need it for the next meeting.”
Student: “I’m not sure about that. Other information might make the report (4) __________ ,
but I can write them on a (5) __________ (6) __________ .”
Tutor: “That will do. Thank you so much, (Andrew or Frances).
When can you submit your report?”
Student: Please give me until tomorrow. I’ll (7) __________ you when I’m done. Thank you.
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
Take a look at this report, (Andrew/Frances). Should we rewrite it?
PART C_1
a. No, I’m okay.
b. That’s good.
c. What a beautiful day.
d. Yes, I think so.
PART C_2
It’s difficult to understand. We should make it short.
PART C_2
a. Maybe, I’m okay.
b. That’s good.
c. What a beautiful day.
d. I agree.
PART C_3
If possible, could you include additional information about the payments? The manager might need it.
PART C_3
a. Goodbye.
b. I’m not sure about that.
c. Yes, I don’t think so.
d. I will send you a message next week.
PART C_4
I can write them in a separate file.
PART C_4
a. That will do.
b. Really?
c. No.
d. Do you need more help?
PART C_5
That will do. When can you give your reports?
PART C_5
a. Maybe next year.
b. I’ll inform you when I’m not yet done.
c. Please give me until tomorrow.
d. Have a great day ahead.
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.