Business Conversation (Intermediate): Expressing your opinion

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. result 結果
  She could not hide her dismay at the result.
2. improve 改善する、改良する、向上させる
  I believe the economy will improve in the following years.
3. marketing マーケティング
  New approaches to marketing turn old practices upside down.
4. sales 売上高
  Sales are very satisfactory this month.
5. suggestion 提案
  I want to offer a suggestion.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. What was the result of your last project at work?
2. How can you improve your English skills?
3. What effective marketing tools does your company have?
4. What do you think will happen if sales do not improve?
5. What makes a suggestion agreeable?
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

As far as I can see, this month’s sales results are lower. Are there any ideas on how we can raise them?
I think that we lost sales as a result of a competitor’s sale.

You could be correct.
We should have a sale this month, in my opinion, and I believe our sales
will increase once more.

That’s a great idea. Let’s give it a shot this month.
I hope it works.

Let’s hope for the best. Do you have other suggestions?
How about improving online marketing strategies?

That’s good idea. Let’s discuss it at our next meeting. Thank you!
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

__________, this month’s sales results are lower. Are there any ideas on how we can raise them?
__________ that we lost sales as a result of a competitor’s sale.

You could be correct.
We should have a sale this month, __________, and I believe our sales
will increase once more.

That’s a great idea. Let’s give it a shot this month.
I hope it works.

Let’s hope for the best. Do you have other suggestions?
How about improving online marketing strategies?

That’s a good idea. Let’s discuss it at our next meeting. Thank you!
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

What do you think about the report presented by Mr. Brown?
__________ he’s correct about his recommendation to beautify
our reception area.

I agree. As far as I can see, it will create a positive atmosphere in the office.
__________, it would make your guests and potential clients
feel welcomed.

Yes! It’s nice when they have a designated location where they can sit and wait until we are ready to see them.
I had the same thought.

Also, the receptionist is the first person potential clients will encounter when they come to our company.
That’s true. We should hire someone friendly, efficient, and organized.

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 will be asked by your colleague about your opinion on having a cubicle office layout. Please use the expressions you learned today. Your tutor will be your colleague.
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.