8 Business Basics – Asking for permission

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn expressions to use when asking for permission. 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. conference 会議 協議会
words: [noun:名詞] a meeting or discussion
example: We will have a short conference .
2. exact 正確な
words: [adjective:形容詞] strictly accurate or correct
example: May I know the exact time of the meeting?
3. purpose 目的
words: [noun:名詞] reason for something
example: May I know the purpose of the meeting?
4. available 利用できる得られる
words: [adjective:形容詞] ready for use; at hand
example: Will the room be available at 1pm?
5. valid 有効な 効果的な
words: [adjective:形容詞] based on truth; legally acceptable
example: Please leave one valid ID.
6. security 安全無事
words: [noun:名詞] safety
example: This is for security purposes.
7. requirement 必要とするもの要件
words: [noun:名詞 複数形requirements] things that are needed
example: I will submit a written request for that along with the other requirement s.
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
conference
Answer:
exact
Answer:
purpose
Answer:
available
Answer:
valid
Answer:
security
Answer:
requirement
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: “Hi, Mr. Uemura. I would like to request the use of the meeting room for
a short conference later. Is it available?”
Student: Sure. May I know the (1) exact time and the (2) purpose of your meeting?
Tutor: “Our department will talk about new projects. We are about 15 persons.
Is the meeting room (3) available from 1 pm to 3 pm?”
Student: “Yes, but I will need a request letter from your department.
Also, please leave one (4) valid I.D. for (5) security purposes.
Tutor: “I see. Sir, we also need your permission to bring in our equipment.
I will submit a written request for that along with the other (6) requirements.”
Student: Please do so. Let us know if you need anything else.
PART B_3
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: “Hi, Mr. Uemura. I would like to request the use of the meeting room for
a short conference later. Is it available?”
Student: Sure. May I know the (1) __________ time and the (2) __________ of your meeting?
Tutor: “Our department will talk about new projects. We are about 15 persons.
Is the meeting room (3) __________ from 1 pm to 3 pm?”
Student: “Yes, but I will need a request letter from your department.
Also, please, leave one (4) __________ I.D. for (5) __________ purposes.”
Tutor: “I see. Sir, we also need your permission to bring in our equipment.
I will submit a written request for that along with the other (6) __________ .”
Student: Please do so. Let us know if you need anything else.
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
Is it available?
PART C_1
a. No, it didn’t.
b. Yes, it is.
c. No, did not available.
d. Yes, it did.
PART C_2
May I know the purpose of your meeting?
PART C_2
a. Introductions
b. There is no agenda.
c. We’re going to talk about our new projects.
d. We need a laptop.
PART C_3
What are the requirements for this?
PART C_3
a. We will contact you soon.
b. We need a request letter and 1 valid ID.
c. I will write it for you.
d. I need to get it.
PART C_4
Do you need anything else?
PART C_4
a. Sure.
b. No, I’m good.
c. You’re welcome.
d. I’m sorry.
PART C_5
Do we need to write a request letter for this?
PART C_5
a. Yes, you do.
b. Yes, you don’t.
c. No, you haven’t.
d. No, you aren’t.
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.