Business Conversation (Intermediate): Asking about preparations for a company retreat

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. catering ケータリング、出前
  Three generations of the Cruz family have worked in the catering industry.
2. trophy トロフィー
  Our company won a trophy for producing the best commercial of the year.
3. souvenir 記念品、お土産
  I visited a store that customizes corporate souvenirs.
4. volunteer ボランティア
  There were a lot of volunteers at the beach clean-up.
5. speaker スピーカー、演説する人
  The speaker is a professor from the University of Oregon.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. Does your company avail of catering services during big events?
2. Have you ever won a trophy from a game during a company event?
3. What souvenirs have you received from your company?
4. Have you experienced being a volunteer for your company’s social activities?
5. If you were a speaker at a conference, what work/business topic would you talk about?
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

How are the preparations for our retreat? Is the bus rental okay?
Bus rental is okay, sir. As for the catering, they are asking if we have any special requests.

I don’t think anyone is allergic to seafood, but I’ll ask them later. Is the trophy for the game ready?
It will arrive two days from now, sir. For the souvenirs, how many should I order?

40 pieces should be enough. Do we already have volunteers for the game?
Yes, sir, we have four volunteers from the quality assurance department.

That’s great! Have you already invited a speaker?
We have already contacted Mr. Fran who is going to talk about work habits.

Awesome! Thank you for your hard work!
And you sir.

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

How are the preparations for our retreat? Is the bus rental okay?
Bus rental is okay, sir. As for the ________, they are asking if we have any special requests.

I don’t think anyone is allergic to seafood, but I’ll ask them later. Is the _______ for the game ready?
It will arrive two days from now, sir. For the ________, how many should I order?

40 pieces should be enough. Do we already have volunteers for the game?
Yes, sir, we have four volunteers from the quality assurance department.

That’s great! Have you already invited a speaker?
We have already contacted Mr. Fran who is going to talk about work habits.

Awesome! Thank you for your hard work!
And you sir.

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

Emma, what’s the status on catering?
Catering is okay, sir. As for the souvenirs, you still have to choose the design.

Yes, I’ll do that later. Do we already have ________ from each department?
As of now, we only have three volunteers. They’re all from the IT department.

I see. Have you already invited a _________?
Yes, sir, Mrs. Prim will be having a talk on effective time management.

Good topic. Is the trophy for the team-building game ready?
It will arrive on Wednesday morning.

Great. Thank you, Emma.
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 boss asked you about the preparations for the company retreat. Tell your boss updates using the phrases you have learned. 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.