Business Conversation (Intermediate): Making a call to recommend an online tool

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. suggest 提案
  Current estimates suggest that supplies will run out within six months.
2. recently つい先日、近頃
  She has recently been appointed to become a manager.
3. streamline 無駄をなくして合理化する、簡素化する
  The new system is an attempt to streamline the decision-making process.
4. subscription サブスクリプション
  You may also cancel your subscription at any time.
5. beneficial 都合が良い、役に立つ、有益な
  The new policy is beneficial to the employees.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. What management software can you suggest?
2. Have you been eager to go to work recently?
3. What software do you use to streamline your workflow?
4. How much is the monthly subscription of this software?
5. Do you think management software is beneficial?
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

Good day, Emma.
Hello, Ron. By the way, I’m phoning to suggest an online tool.

Sure! Could you tell me more about it?
Yes! Recently, I’ve been looking for ways to streamline our processes at work. We’ve had multiple delays in recent months as a result of poor project management. As a result, I strongly suggest that we use Asankaba Management Software.

I agree with that 100%! How about its subscription?
This project management tool is a cost-effective solution to our problem. A monthly subscription to this program costs only $35. It contains a lot of useful features like a task scheduler and a progress tracker.

You are correct. That will be extremely beneficial. However, I must first inform our supervisor of this information.
Thank you for your time. Let me know your thoughts about this software.

I’ll keep you posted as soon as possible.
PART C_1
Let’s read the dialogue. Read aloud, and fill in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART C_2

Good day, Emma.
Hello, Ron. By the way, I’m phoning to suggest an online tool.

Sure! Could you tell me more about it?
Yes! Recently, I’ve been looking for __________ to streamline our processes at work. We’ve had multiple delays in recent months as a result of poor project management. As a result, I strongly suggest that we use Asankaba Management Software.

I agree with that 100%! How about its subscription?
This project management tool is a cost-effective __________ to our problem. A monthly subscription to this program costs only $35. It contains a lot of useful features like a task scheduler and a progress tracker.

You are correct. That will be extremely beneficial. However, I must first inform our supervisor of this information.
Thank you for your time. Let me know your __________ about this software.

I’ll keep you posted as soon as possible.
PART D_1
Let’s read the new dialogue. Read aloud, and fill in the blanks with the vocabulary and expressions you learned.
PART D_2

Good day, Emma.
Hello, Ron. By the way, I’m calling to suggest an online tool.

Sure! Could you tell me a little more about it?
Yes! Recently, I’ve been looking for __________ to streamline our processes at work. As a result of inadequate project management, we’ve had repeated delays in recent months. As a result, I strongly advise us to use Dito Management Software.

That is something I completely agree with! How about its subscription?
This project management tool is a cost-effective __________ to our problem. This program has a $40 monthly subscription fee. It has a job scheduler and a progress tracker, among other features.

You are entirely correct. That will be highly advantageous. However, I must first relay this information to our supervisor.
Thank you for your time. Let me know your __________ about this software.

I’ll keep you informed as soon as I can.
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 discovered an online tool that will assist your team in working more efficiently. Suggest it to your boss. Use the expressions you learned today. Your tutor will pretend to be your 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.