Business Conversation (Intermediate): Taking a message

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. coordinator コーディネーター、取りまとめ役、進行係
  As a social media coordinator, I develop and curate engaging content for our company’s social media platforms.
2. business proposal ビジネスの提案
  The business proposal has an expected profit of $500 million.
3. available 手が空いている
  It’s alright if you’re not available later; we could reschedule our lunch meeting tomorrow.
4. executive エグゼクティブ
  The chief executive officer of the company delivered his speech.
5. secretary 秘書
  My sister works as a secretary for a logistics firm.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. In your own simple words, what is the main role of coordinators?
2. How do you start making a business proposal?
3. Are you always available for additional tasks at work?
4. What are the skills needed for an executive position?
5. If you were to work as a secretary, how would you handle your boss’ hectic schedule?
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

Hello, this is Ron Williams, project coordinator of Blue Construction Company. May I speak with Mr. Lee, please?
Hi, Mr. Williams. I’m afraid he’s at a conference right now.

I see. When is he available?
I believe he’ll be back at 3:00 PM. Do you want me to send him a note for you?

Certainly. Could you tell him to give me a call when he gets back? This is about my business proposal for the pipeline project.
Absolutely. I’ll make sure he gets your message.

Thank you. What’s your name by the way?
My name’s Emma. I’m Mr. Lee’s executive secretary.

Okay. Thank you so much, Emma.
You’re welcome, sir. Bye.

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

Hello, this is Ron Williams, project coordinator of Blue Construction Company. May I speak with Mr. Lee, please?
Hi, Mr. Williams. I’m afraid he’s at a ___________________.

I see. When is he available?
I believe ________________ 3:00 PM. Do you want me to send him a note for you?

Certainly. Could you tell him to give me a call when he gets back? This is about my business proposal for the pipeline project.
Absolutely. I’ll make sure __________________.

Thank you. What’s your name by the way?
My name’s Emma. I’m Mr. Lee’s executive secretary.

Okay. Thank you so much, Emma.
You’re welcome, sir. Bye.

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

Hello, this is Ron Stevenson from SKL Company. Is Ms. Alice Johnson available to talk to?
Hi, good afternoon. May I know the reason for calling?

Just want to discuss with her the schedule of our lunch meeting.
______________ she’s in a general assembly at the moment.

Oh, I see. May I know when’s she coming back?
_________________ 4:00 PM.

Could you tell me when she is available to talk with? Here’s my number, +819087645.
Sure. _______________ she gets your message.

Thank you so much.
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
A client called, looking for your manager. Your manager is in a conference, which will last until 3:00 PM. Talk with the person about your manager’s availability. Your tutor will play the role of the client.
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.