Business Conversation (Intermediate): Explaining a product’s function

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. develop 開発する
  Our team must develop at least three programs every year.
2. application アプリ
  Instagram is my favorite mobile application.
3. efficiency 効率
  Special incentives may improve employees’ efficiency.
4. planner システム手帳
  My best friend got me a chic planner for my birthday.
5. convenient 便利
  Virtual planners and journals are more convenient for some people.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. If you were to develop an application for students and teachers, what would it be?
2. What is your favorite mobile application?
3. What are some of your ways to improve work efficiency?
4. Do you prefer bringing a planner with you over getting a virtual one?
5. What is the most convenient software/application for you?
PART B_1
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
PART B_2

Good morning, Emma. So, tell me about this new smartphone application your team developed this term.
Good morning, Mr. West. Actually, we began developing this app late last year. It’s called Routine247.

Hmm… Could you tell me again the purpose of this app?
The app aims to increase productivity. Users nowadays rely on their gadgets for more efficiency, so we developed Routine247.

What are users supposed to do with it?
It functions as a virtual planner. Users can simply purchase our app instead of carrying planners or journals wherever they go.

And what makes Routine247 unique?
Well, this app features a built-in email option. Registered users can sync their work or personal emails in the app, as well as their mobile contacts.

Wow. That sounds convenient! Looks like your team did a really good job. Thanks, Emma.
PART C_1
Let’s read the dialogue. Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART C_2

Good morning, Emma. So, tell me about this new smartphone application your team developed this term.
Good morning, Mr. West. Actually, we began developing this app late last year. It’s called Routine247.

Hmm… Could you tell me again the purpose of this app?
The app __________________ productivity. Users nowadays rely on their gadgets for more efficiency, so we developed Routine247.

What are users supposed to do with it?
It __________________ virtual planner. Users can simply purchase our app instead of carrying planners or journals wherever they go.

And what makes Routine247 unique?
Well, this app _____________________ email option. Registered users can sync the their work or personal emails in the app, as well as their mobile contacts.

Wow. That sounds convenient! Looks like your team did a really good job. Thanks, Emma.
PART D_1
Let’s read the new dialogue. Read aloud, filling in the blanks with the vocabulary and expressions you learned.
PART D_2

So, Ms. Scott, tell me about this new smartphone app your team developed this year.
Actually, we began developing this app late last year. It’s called Do247.

Hmm… Could you tell me again the objective of this app?
The app __________________ productivity and efficiency. Users nowadays rely on their devices to accomplish more duties.

What are users supposed to do with it?
It __________________ virtual planner. Users can simply get our app instead of carrying planners or journals wherever they go.

And what makes Do247 unique?
This app _____________________ email option. Registered users can sync their work or personal emails in the app, as well as their personal and business contacts.

Sounds convenient. Looks like your team did a really good job. Thanks, Ms. Scott. Looking forward to its official launch.
PART E_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART E_2
Your team developed a mobile application for improving work productivity and efficiency. Present the app to your manager. Your tutor will play the manager’s role.
PART E_3
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.