Business Conversation (Intermediate): Project progress report

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. upgraded 改善された、格上げされた
  The upgraded machines at the factory were used today.
2. planning 計画(すること)、企画立案
  Planning is the first stage of software development.
3. work overtime 残業する
  They are working overtime to finish the work.
4. express 特急
  I can’t express how grateful I am because of my team at work.
5. regret 後悔
  I didn’t regret what I said to my boss.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. What are the upgraded pieces of equipment at your work?
2. What do you consider during the planning stage of a project?
3. Do you sometimes work overtime?
4. How can you express appreciation to your colleague?
5. Have you ever regret something 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

Good morning. This meeting is about the progress report of our new upgraded software.
You may start, Ron.

I’m going to provide you an update on the status of our new upgraded software. Well, the long and short of it is we might be delayed a bit.
What should we do about it then?

We must inform our customers that the new upgraded software will not be available by the end of the week.
Months ago, the design and planning stages were completed. The maintenance stage, on the other hand, is still ongoing, correct?

Yes. So the client informed us via email that they wanted to change some of the software features.
I see.

Unfortunately, our engineers are still working on the modification. The bottom line is we can’t get it done by Friday.
For this project, I think we have to talk to our engineers to work overtime to get back on track. Still, we must contact the client to express our regret for the delay.

I couldn’t agree more.
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 morning. This meeting is about the progress report of our new upgraded software.
You may start, Ron.

I’m going to provide you an update on the status of our new upgraded software. Well, __________ is we might be delayed a bit.
What should we do about it then?

We must inform our customers that the new upgraded software will not be available by the end of the week.
Months ago, the design and planning stages were completed. The maintenance stage, on the other hand, is still ongoing, correct?

Yes. So the client informed us via email that they wanted to change some of the software features.
I see.

Unfortunately, our engineers are still working on the modification. The __________ line is we can’t get it done by Friday.
For this project, I think __________ talk to our engineers to work overtime to get back on track. Still, we must contact the client to express our regret for the delay.

I couldn’t agree more.
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

I’m going to give you an update on the Sunflower building’s development progress. Well, __________ of it is we might be delayed a bit.
So, what’s our plan?

We need to let our clients know that the building’s gadgets will not be ready by the end of the week.
The interior was completed months ago. On the other hand, the finalization stage is still happening.

So, the client emailed us to say they wanted to change the flooring design.
I see.

Our engineers are still working on the modification, unfortunately. The __________ is we can’t get it done by February.
For this project, I think __________ talk to our construction staff to work overtime to get back on track. Still, we must contact the client to express our regret for the delay.

I completely agree.
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 are assigned to report to the head engineer about the progress of your condominium project. Used the expressions you learned today but come up with your own solution. Your tutor will be the head engineer.
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.