Business Conversation (Intermediate): Comparing the products

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. capacity 容量
  The elevator reached its maximum capacity so I had to take the stairs.
2. demand 需要
  There has been a great demand for hand sanitizers these days.
3. praise 褒める
  My professor was praising me for my report on English authors.
4. control 操作する、制御する
  I don’t know how to operate the control panel of the copy machine.
5. unique ユニークな、普通とは異なる特色がある
  Omamori is a unique object that you can only find in Japan.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. Does your company’s meeting room have a large seating capacity?
2. Is your job currently in high demand?
3. Why is praising employees important?
4. What are some machines/devices in your office that can be operated by a remote control?
5. What is the most unique thing about your job?
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

Please look at the slide. Product A is doing well in the market. Can anyone tell me why?
I think product A has a strong social media presence.

That’s one point, yes. Compared to our product, it’s definitely more popular online.
Our coffee maker has a 52 oz water capacity while product A has only 48 oz capacity.

Product B has the largest capacity with 75 oz but product A is in great demand.
All products including ours have the same kind of filter.

I’ve read online reviews of product A and everyone is praising its temperature control.
Ah, that’s it, then. Their unique selling point. The one that we lack.

Exactly. We need to work on ours.
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

Please look at the slide. Product A is doing well in the market. Can anyone tell me why?
I think product A has a strong social media presence.

That’s one point, yes. Compared to our product, it’s definitely more popular online.
Our coffee maker has a 52 oz ________ while product A has only 48 oz capacity.

Product B has the largest capacity with 75 oz but product A is _________.
All products including ours have the same kind of filter.

I’ve read online reviews of product A and everyone is ________ its temperature control.
Ah, that’s it, then. Their unique selling point. The one that we lack.

Exactly. We need to work on ours.
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

Please look at the slide. Product A is doing well in the market. Can anyone tell me why?
Well, product A is a bit cheaper.

That’s one point, yes. Customers go for more affordable coffee makers.
Our coffee maker has a 52 oz water capacity while product A has only 48 oz capacity.

Product B is also cheap and has the largest capacity but product A is in great demand.
All products including ours have the same kind of filter. I think it’s not just product A’s price.

I’ve read online reviews of product A and everyone is praising its temperature ________.
Ah, that’s it, then. Their _______ selling point. The one that we lack.

Exactly. We need to work on ours.
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 in a meeting with your co-worker. Compare your brand’s refrigerator (Product A) with a competitor’s refrigerator (product B). Answer the following questions:
1. Which has a larger capacity?
2. Which is more expensive?
3. Do they have the same color?
Your tutor will act as your co-worker.
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.