Business Conversation (Intermediate): Asking questions

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. communicate 伝達する、伝える
  We only communicate by email.
2. slide スライド
  The slide explains details about online marketing.
3. appear 現れる、~のように見える
  He refused to appear in the meeting.
4. app アプリ
  This app turns the Android camera into a barcode scanner.
5. leader リーダー
  The leader indicated that the plans had failed.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. Who do you communicate with when you have something to suggest?
2. How many slides do you usually make when you make a presentation?
3. Does your boss always appear when you have a meeting?
4. What app do you use nowadays?
5. Who is your team leader?
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

Emma, do you have any other inquiries?
I have a question. What do you mean by machine learning?

Siri, Apple’s AI (artificial intelligence) personal assistant, is an example of machine learning.
I see. Also, about the report… Could you explain the last slide further?

Yes, an application programming interface (API) allows different software components to communicate with one another and appear as if they are all part of the same program.
Oh, I see.

These interfaces are particularly common, and they help coordinate a lot of “moving pieces” to make a software or app easier to use.
Thanks for explaining further. By the way, I have another question. What should I do when the team leader is not around?

Well, you need to consult with the other team leaders. Do you have any other clarifications?
None. Thank you so much.

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

Emma, do you have any other inquiries?
I have a question. What __________ machine learning?

Siri, Apple’s AI (artificial intelligence) personal assistant, is an example of machine learning.
I see. Also, about the report… Could you __________ the last slide further?

Yes, an application programming interface (API) allows different software components to communicate with one another and appear as if they are all part of the same program.
Oh, I see.

These interfaces are particularly common, and they help coordinate a lot of “moving pieces” to make a software or app easier to use.
Thanks for explaining further. By the way, I have another question. What should I do when the team leader is not around?

Well, you need to consult with the other team leaders. Do you have any other clarifications?
None. Thank you so much.

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

Emma, is everything clear?
I have a question. __________ by ethernet?

Ethernet is the most common wired connection method for linking computers on a network.
Thanks. Also, __________ firewall further?

Sure! A firewall is a security device that protects trusted computer systems and networks from untrusted networks such as the Internet by acting as a barrier.
Thank you!

Is there anything else that you don’t understand?
What should I do when there is malware?

In that case, you have to inform your head engineer about it first.
I got it. Thanks!

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 in a meeting. Ask about the things you do not understand about the presentation such as artificial intelligence, green technology, and biometrics. Your tutor will be the one to answer your questions.
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.