Business Conversation (Intermediate): Answering a call from an employee on sick leave

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. flu インフルエンザ
  Many people catch the flu during springtime.
2. medicine
  I keep medicine in my bag for migraines.
3. adjust 調整する、整える
  We need to adjust our schedule for February.
4. deadline 締め切り
  It is important that you meet the deadline.
5. due (支払い、提出)期日の来た
  That project is due on Wednesday.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. Have you ever been absent from work because of the flu?
2. Does your office keep medical supplies and medicines in case of emergency?
3. When was the last time you had to suddenly adjust your plans at work?
4. How do you handle deadlines at work?
5. Do you have a meeting due to be held next week?
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. Good morning.
Good morning, Mr. Ron. I am calling in sick today.

What happened to you?
I’m down with the flu.

I see. Have you already taken your medicine?
Yes, I have. I think I would be better by tomorrow.

Okay, I understand. Please take a rest.
I also sent a message to my co-workers. I asked them to reschedule my meeting today.

Good. Shall I adjust your deadlines?
Yes sir, please adjust the deadline of my tasks which are due tomorrow.

Okay.
Thank you very much.

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. Good morning.
Good morning, Mr. Ron. I am calling in sick today.

What happened to you?
I’m down with the ______ .

I see. Have you already taken ________ ?
Yes, I have. I think I would be better by tomorrow.

Okay, I understand. Please take a rest.
I also sent a message to my co-workers. I asked them to reschedule my meeting.

Good. Shall I adjust your _________ ?
Yes sir, please adjust the deadline of my tasks which are due tomorrow.

Okay.
Thank you very much.

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. Good morning.
Good morning, Mr. Ron. I’m afraid I can’t go to work today.

Are you alright? What happened?
I’m down with the flu.

I see. Please take your medicine. Will you be able to go to work tomorrow?
Yes sir, I think so.

Okay, that’s good.
I also sent a message to my co-workers. I asked them to reschedule my presentation.

Shall I ________ your deadlines ?
Yes sir, please adjust the deadline of my tasks which are _________.

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
You are on the phone with your boss. Call in sick and ask if he/she can adjust your deadlines. Your tutor will act as the boss.
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.