Business Conversation (Intermediate): Answering questions from an applicant

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. responsibility 責任
  She has many responsibilities at work.
2. performance 出来栄え、成績、実績
  Our restaurant’s performance this month was impressive!
3. opportunity 機会
  Last Thursday, I had an opportunity to meet the company’s president.
4. development 進展、発展
  The teacher saw clearly the development of her students in writing.
5. seminar セミナー
  My senior invited me to a seminar on how to grow a small business.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. What are your daily responsibilities?
2. Do you think drinking coffee helps improve work performance?
3. Do you take time to think before you accept an opportunity?
4. How do you work on personal development?
5. Have you attended a seminar?
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

Thank you for applying as a marketing assistant. Do you have any questions?
Yes, please. What exactly are the day-to-day responsibilities?

Well, you’re going to create reports on marketing performance and do research.
Oh, I see.

Anything else?
Are there opportunities for professional development?

Certainly. The company provides free workshops and seminars.
Okay, thank you.

We’ll contact you for the final interview. Best of luck.
Yes, 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

Thank you for applying as a marketing assistant. Do you have any questions?
Yes, please. What exactly are the ___________ ?

Well, you’re going to create reports on marketing performance and do research.
Oh, I see.

Anything else?
Are ________ for professional development?

Certainly. The company provides free workshops and ________ .
Okay, thank you.

We’ll contact you for the final interview. Best of luck.
Yes, 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

Thank you for your time. Do you have any questions?
Yes, please. What exactly are the day-to-day responsibilities of this job?

Well, you’re going to create reports __________ and do research.
Oh, I see. Are there opportunities for ____________ ?

Certainly. The company provides free workshops and seminars.
Anything else?

How would you describe the company culture?
You can expect a fast-paced environment, but we also value fun.

I’m glad to know that. Thank you.
_________ for the final interview. Best of luck.

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 just finished interviewing an applicant for the position of a store assistant.
Answer the following questions from the applicant:
1. What are the day-to-day responsibilities of a store assistant?
2. How would you describe the working environment?
Your tutor will act as the applicant.
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.