Business Conversation (Intermediate): Describing graphs and charts

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. update 最新情報
  Don’t forget to give me updates regarding your schedule.
2. graph グラフ
  My boss tasked me to create a graph for his presentation.
3. progress 進捗
  We should all progress as a team.
4. drop 下がる、落ちる、落ち込む
  The temperature dropped to 16 degrees Celcius.
5. prefer 好む
  I prefer bringing my own packed lunch over buying food at the cafeteria.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. How does your company announce updates?
2. What program/software do you use in creating graphs and charts for presentations?
3. How do you progress your skills needed in your job?
4. What should a company/business do when sales drop?
5. Which do you prefer, working at the office or working from home? Why?
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, everyone. Emma prepared a presentation for us. Emma, please begin.
Thank you, Ron. Here are some updates about our theme parks in
Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka.

Okay, go ahead.
As you can see in the graph, we just had the highest number of visitors
last month.

Wow, that’s great news!
Yes. Considering the summer season, June visitors progressed
better than last May.

I see.
Unfortunately, the number of diners in our in-house food chains
dropped from last month to this month.

Why do you think so?
Maybe because they prefer to dine outside the park to save money.
So our next goal is to lessen our food prices as much as we can.

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

Good morning, everyone. Emma prepared a presentation for us. Emma, please begin.
Thank you, Ron. Here are some updates about our theme parks in
Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka.

Okay, go ahead.
As you can see in the graph, we just had the ____________________
last month.

Wow, that’s great news!
Yes. Considering the summer season, June visitors _______________
than last May.

I see.
Unfortunately, the number of diners in our in-house food chains
__________________ to this month.

Why do you think so?
Maybe because they prefer to dine outside the park to save money.
So our next goal is to lessen our food prices as much as we can.

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

Good afternoon, everyone. Emma prepared a presentation for us. Emma, whenever you’re ready.
Thank you, Ron. Good afternoon. Here are some updates about our
branches in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka.

Okay, go ahead.
As you can see in the chart, we just had the highest number of
_________________.

Wow, that’s great news!
Yes. Considering the back-to-school season, April customers
_______________ than the last few months.

I see.
Unfortunately, the number of customers in one of our branches in Osaka
_____________ last month to this month.

Why do you think so?
I think it’s because the school nearby recently closed and transferred
to another location.

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 presenting some sales updates on your coffee shop branches to the owner. Explain to him/her the graph/chart that you have prepared. Your tutor will play the role of the owner.
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.