Business Conversation (Intermediate): Discussing trends using line graphs

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. figure 図表、数字
  Could you help me read the figures in this chart?
2. visual aid 視覚資料
  Our manager asked us to prepare visual aids during presentations.
3. line graph 折れ線グラフ
  This line graph shows the decline in our sales last month.
4. maintain 維持する
  Let’s maintain a healthy working environment.
5. trend 傾向、趨勢
  There has been a downward trend in our sales in the last few months.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. Do you know how to read figures in graphs/charts?
2. How do visual aids help in presentations that involve figures?
3. What is the importance of charts and line graphs in businesses?
4. How would you maintain a work-life balance?
5. What primary step do you think should be done after a downward trend in sales?
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, Emma. Could you give me an update about our sales?
Sure, Ms. Davis. At the end of the second term, our figure for sales increased.

Oh, that’s great. Could you show me the actual data?
Absolutely. I actually prepared a visual aid.

Fantastic.
Here’s the graph. If you look at the blue line, there is an upward movement in our sales.

I see. Looks impressive.
That’s our trendline for the first two terms.

We’re hopeful that we could maintain this trend.
Certainly.

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, Emma. Could you give me an update about our sales?
Sure, Ms. Davis. At the end of the second term, our _____________ increased.

Oh, that’s great. Could you show me the actual data?
Absolutely. I actually prepared a visual aid.

Fantastic.
Here’s the graph. If you look at the blue line, there is an ________________ in our sales.

I see. Looks impressive.
That’s our trendline for the first two terms.

We’re hopeful that we ________________ trend.
Certainly.

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, Emma. You may now start presenting the status update about our sales.
Thank you, Ms. Davis. So, at the end of the second term, our _____________ increased.

Alright. Could you show me the actual data?
Sure. I actually prepared a visual aid.

Fantastic.
So if you look at the red line in the graph, there is a ________________ in the sales.

I see.
That’s our trendline for the first two terms.

Looks like we still have more room for improvement. We’re hopeful that we ________________ trend.
Certainly. I’ll prepare a proposal to increase our sales in the future.

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 the status of your company’s sales. Discuss the upward trend in your sales using the line graph/s in your presentation.
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.