Business Conversation (Intermediate): Having a small talk

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. energy エネルギー
  You need a lot of energy to exercise.
2. calm 落ち着いて
  Stay calm in times of emergency.
3. container 容器
  I need a container to store these cookies.
4. survey 調査
  She created a survey on cafeteria food.
5. draft 下書き
  He is not yet finished with his draft.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. How do you increase your energy at work?
2. How do you stay calm when there is a lot of pressure?
3. Do you bring food containers to the office?
4. How often do you answer surveys from your company?
5. Do you write email drafts?
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

How’s it going?
Fine. How about you?

I’m on my 5th cup of coffee.
Wow, that’s a lot! Does it improve your energy?

Yes, it does. I’ve got some Arabica beans. Wanna try?
That’s good to know. No thanks. I’m good with tea. I need to feel calmer.

Is the container with tea leaves in the pantry yours?
Yeah, it’s mine. Feel free to brew the oolong tea leaves.

I’d love to! Thank you. Anyway, are you done answering the employee survey?
Not yet. I’m still working on the first draft of my report.

Okay, please call me if you need anything.
I will, 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

How’s it going?
Fine. How about you?

I’m on my 5th cup of coffee.
Wow, that’s a lot! Does it _________ ?

Yes, it does. I’ve got some Arabica beans. Wanna try?
That’s good to know. No thanks. I’m good with tea. I need to feel _______ .

I saw a container with tea leaves in the pantry. Is it yours?
Yeah, it’s mine. Feel free to brew the oolong tea leaves.

I’d love to! Thank you. Anyway, are you done answering the employee survey?
Not yet. I’m still working on the ________ of my report.

Okay, please call me if you need anything.
I will, 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

Hi there! What do you do here?
I do clerical work. How about you?

I’m a graphic designer.
That’s great! How’s the coffee?

It has a nice taste and it improves my energy.
That’s good to know. I’m a tea drinker.

I saw a _________ with tea leaves in the pantry. Is it yours?
Yeah, it’s mine. Feel free to brew the green tea leaves.

I’d love to! Thank you. Anyway, are you done answering the _________ ?
Not yet. I’m still working on the draft of my report.

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
Ask your co-worker what he had for lunch. Your tutor will act as your co-worker.
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.