Business Conversation (Intermediate): Explaining the purpose of tools

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. educational 教育の、ためになる
  The task management seminar I attended was educational.
2. search engine 検索エンジン
  Use this new search engine since it’s faster.
3. rely on ~に頼る
  You can rely on me for any assistance you may need.
4. take advantage (of something) ~をうまく利用する、~を生かす
  We have to take advantage of the summer season to promote our products.
5. efficiently 効率的
  She organizes her task efficiently.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. What do you consider educational in your line of work when attending seminars?
2. What do you use search engines for at work?
3. Do you often rely on technology and the Internet to get your work done?
4. What do you or your company take advantage of when promoting your products and services?
5. How do you accomplish your tasks efficiently?
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

Hi, Emma. I just got back from the meeting.
How was it?

It was very educational. I never knew search engines are so useful for businesses.
Oh? Could you tell me more about it?

Yes. Businesses use search engines to seek potential clients. They can also help us promote our products and services.
That is indeed useful, especially now that people rely on technology.
But what do we take advantage of when using search engines?

Ah, that’s a nice question. It was mentioned in the meeting, actually. We should take advantage of credible online sources.
Oh, I see. Then we better start using search engines efficiently to make our jobs easier.

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

Hi, Emma. I just got back from the meeting.
How was it?

It was very educational. I never knew search engines are so useful for businesses.
Oh? Could you tell me more about it?

Yes. Businesses use search engines to ______________. They can also help us ______________.
That is indeed useful, especially now that people rely on technology.
But what do we take advantage of when using search engines?

Ah, that’s a nice question. It was mentioned in the meeting, actually. We should ______________ credible online sources.
Oh, I see. Then we better start using search engines efficiently to make our jobs easier.

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

Hi, Emma. The seminar today was very informative.
What was it about?

Search engines. The seminar taught us that businesses ______________ to look for potential customers.
That’s interesting. Was there anything else?

Search engines also ______________ products and services we offer.
Yes, that is true. People depend on technology nowadays.
So what should we take advantage of when using search engines?

The speaker said we should take advantage of ______________.
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
Lead a seminar for your team and discuss the importance of search engines in businesses. Your tutor will pretend to be one of your teammates.
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.