Business Conversation (Intermediate): Setting a meeting

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. I’m afraid (残念ながら) 〜だと思う
  I’m afraid we’re not making much progress.
2. schedule 予定する
  The room is scheduled for our meeting tomorrow.
3. inform 通知する、知らせる
  Please inform us of your decision, and we will act accordingly.
4. unit 単位、部署、班
  The research unit has been awarded recently.
5. goal ゴール
  One of its goals is to increase the percentage of sales.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. In what situations at work do you say “I’m afraid”?
2. How do you schedule a room at work?
3. How do you inform your superiors when you have travel plans?
4. How many members does your unit have?
5. Could you tell me one of your company’s goals?
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

Hello, Emma. Are you available for a meeting on Friday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.?
I’m afraid I’m not available.

How about 3:00-5:00 p.m. instead?
Yes, I’m available.

Great. Could you tell Mr. Davis to schedule meeting room A?
This is noted.

Also, inform your unit members about it.
If I may ask, what would the meeting be all about?

We’ll talk about goals for the next term.
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

Hello, Emma. Are you __________ for a meeting on Friday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.?
I’m afraid I’m not available.

__________ 3:00-5:00 p.m. instead?
Yes, I’m __________.

Great. Could you tell Mr. Davis to schedule meeting room A?
This is noted.

Also, inform your unit members about it.
If I may ask, what would the meeting be all about?

We’ll talk about goals for the next term.
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

Hello, Emma. Are you __________ for a meeting on Tuesday, 2:00-4:00 p.m.?
I’m afraid I’m not available on that day.

__________ on Wednesday, 3:00-5:00 p.m. instead?
__________, I’m available.

Great. I’ll see you then.
Sure!

By the way, could you please inform your unit members about it?
Certainly! If I may ask, what would the meeting be all about?

We’ll talk about career growth and development.
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 a sales manager. Set a meeting with your assistant manager. Use the expressions you learned today. Your tutor will be your assistant manager.
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.