Business Conversation (Intermediate): Asking questions about health and safety in the workplace

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. concern 懸念、心配事
  The management would like to listen to your concerns.
2. setup 設定
  It took me a long time to adjust to the setup of my new company.
3. option 選ぶこと、選択肢
  We don’t have an option to schedule another meeting.
4. productive 生産的な
  I drink five cups of coffee every day to be more productive.
5. adopt 採用する、導入する
  You need to adopt a new strategy to make it work.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. Who do you talk to when you have concerns regarding your tasks?
2. How would you describe your work setup?
3. Do you have an option to work from home?
4. What time of the day are you most productive?
5. How do you convince your co-workers to adopt your idea?
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

Before we end this meeting, does anyone have concerns regarding our work-from-home setup?
I have one sir. Do we have an option to work at the office next month?

Yes, if you think you can be more productive there and if it is more convenient.
Okay, I understand.

Rest assured that we will disinfect the office regularly. There will be hand sanitizers in designated areas.
I see sir. Are we entitled to a sick leave?

Yes, of course.
Would we still be meeting clients outside?

No, we will adopt a teleconference setup. Your safety is our number one priority.
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

Before we end this meeting, does anyone have ______ regarding our ___________?
I have one sir. Do we have an _____________ next month?

Yes, if you think you can be more productive there and if it is more convenient.
Okay, I understand.

Rest assured that we will disinfect the office regularly. There will be hand sanitizers in designated areas.
I see sir. Are we entitled to a sick leave?

Yes, of course.
Would we still be meeting clients outside?

No, we will adopt a teleconference setup. Your safety is our number one priority.
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, does your company give you the option to work from home?
Yes, Ron. But I still prefer to work at the office. I’m more _________ there.

I see. What policies do they have to ensure employee safety?
We are required to wear a mask and face shield. There are hand sanitizers everywhere.

Will you still go outside for meetings?
Not anymore! Starting next week, we will ______ a teleconference setup.

I see. Who do you report to if you experience any symptom?
I report to my team leader.

Well, I’m glad your company values your health and safety.
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 company will adopt a work-from-home setup next week. Ask questions/tell your concerns to your boss about this change 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.