Business Conversation (Intermediate): Project delay

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. update 改訂する、更新する、最新の情報を伝える
  She gave an update about the progress of our project.
2. production 生産、製造
  Japan has taken the lead in the car production industry.
3. phase 段階
  The project is only in the initial phase.
4. postpone 延期する、後回しにする
  We’ll have to postpone the meeting until next week.
5. solve 解決する
  My company helps other organizations solve financial troubles.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. Could you tell me an update on the project that you are working on?
2. Is your job related to production?
3. What do you think is the most difficult phase in a project?
4. Could you tell me the reasons why meetings are postponed?
5. How do you solve a problem at work?
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

Emma, could you provide me an update on the status of our project.
Sure, Mr. David. As of this moment, the production phase is falling behind schedule.

Could you tell me more about it?
The delay is due to the lack of operational machines at the factory. The project’s launch may have to be postponed if more operational computers are not available.

I see your point. What should we do then?
To solve this problem, we’re considering purchasing new machines to help with the progress of our project.

Have you already talked with the team about it?
Yes, I have. We already discussed it at our meeting yesterday.

Thanks for the update!
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

Emma, could you provide me an update on the status of our project.
Sure, Mr. David. __________, the production phase is falling behind schedule.

Could you tell me more about it?
The delay is __________ the lack of operational machines at the factory. The project’s launch may have to be postponed if more operational computers are not available.

I see your point. What should we do then?
To solve this _________, we’re considering purchasing new machines to help with the progress of our project.

Have you already talked with the team about it?
Yes, I have. We already discussed it at our meeting yesterday.

Thanks for the update!
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

Could you please provide me with an update on the status of our project, Emma?
Sure. __________, the construction phase is falling behind schedule.

Why so?
The __________ is due to the lack of construction workers at the site. If we don’t hire more construction workers, the project’s launch may have to be postponed.

I see. So, what are our alternatives?
To solve this __________, we’re considering hiring more new workers to help with the progress of our project.

Have you discussed it with the rest of the team?
Yes, I have. We talked about it at our meeting the other day.

Thank you for the information!
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
Update your boss about the delay in the project you are working on. Use the expressions you learned today. Your tutor will 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.