Business Conversation (Intermediate): Giving announcements

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. announcement 発表
  The CEO scheduled an assembly for his exciting announcement.
2. release 公開する、発売する
  The clothing line collaboration with the famous actor was released last year.
3. smartphone スマートフォン
  My dad got me the latest smartphone for my 18th birthday.
4. initiative 新たな取り組み
  The initiative aims to improve work productivity.
5. cater to 〔要求など〕に応じる
  The new software will cater to the needs of students homeschooling.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. How do you get announcements at work?
2. If you were to release your own product/invention, what would it be?
3. What type of smartphone would you like to have?
4. What kind of initiatives do you usually do at your job?
5. What is the application/software that best caters to the needs of students nowadays?
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. I believe you prepared an announcement for us?
Yes. Good morning. I’m pleased to announce that we are planning to release a new smartphone model.

Wow. That’s an exciting news.
I know, and this initiative will cater to the needs of our consumers.

Sounds great. When’s the target launch date?
We are launching this product next quarter.

We’re looking forward to it, Emma. Please send us the complete details of the initiative.
Certainly.

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

Good morning, Emma. I believe you prepared an announcement for us?
Yes. Good morning. I’m pleased to announce that we are _______________ a new smartphone model.

Wow. That’s an exciting news.
I know, and this initiative _______________ the needs of our consumers.

Sounds great. When’s the target launch date?
We are launching this product ______________.

We’re looking forward to it, Emma. Please send us the complete details of the initiative.
Certainly.

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

Good morning. I believe you prepared an announcement for us?
Yes. Good morning. I’m pleased to announce that we are _______________ a new computer model.

Wow. That’s an exciting news.
Yes, and this initiative _______________ the needs of the students homeschooling.

Sounds great. When’s the target launch date?
We are launching this product ______________.

We’re looking forward to it. Please send us the complete details of the initiative.
Certainly.

Thank you.
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
The CEO asked you to announce the company’s new project. The initiative is about the new computer model that will be released next quarter. Your tutor will play the role of the CEO.
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.