Business Conversation (Intermediate): Introducing a company

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. headquarters 本部、本社
  Dynamic Company’s headquarters is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
2. specialize 専門に扱う
  The energy corporation specializes in pipeline projects.
3. high-end ハイエンド
  The luxurious clothing brand will offer a year-end sale for its high-end pieces.
4. estimate 見積もり、概算
  I could only give you a rough estimate of the project cost.
5. interior design 室内装飾、インテリアデザイン
  Our office’s interior design is well-thought-out.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. Where is the headquarters of your current company/business?
2. In what field/product does your company/business specialize?
3. Is buying high-end gadgets worth the money? Why or why not?
4. Is giving estimates to clients acceptable before discussing exact amounts right away?
5. What is the difference between interior design and architecture?
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

So, Emma, how long has your company been in business?
Initech Corporation has been in business for over ten years.

I see. Where is your headquarters?
Our headquarters is located in Nagoya.

Oh, really? What does your company offer?
We specialize in high-end computers and computer parts.

That’s great! Our company is currently looking into buying more computer units.
That would be great! Could you advise me as soon as possible if you would want to have a deal with us?

Certainly! You could send me an estimate or quotation via email. I’ll forward it to our assets manager.
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

So, Emma, how long has your company been in business?
Initech Corporation _________________ for over ten years.

I see. Where is your headquarters?
Our ______________________ in Nagoya.

Oh, really? What does your company offer?
We _______________ high-end computers and computer parts.

That’s great! Our company is currently looking into buying more computer units.
That would be great! Could you advise me as soon as possible if you would want to have a deal with us?

Certainly! You could send me an estimate or quotation via email. I’ll forward it to our assets manager.
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

How long has your company been in business, Emma?
DMCC Homes _________________ for over 20 years.

I see. Where is your main office located?
Our ______________________ in Makati, Philippines.

Oh, really? What does your company offer?
We _______________ architecture, interior design, and construction.

That’s nice! Our company is currently looking for a contractor for our new branch.
That would be great! Could you advise me as soon as possible when you are available for a lunch meeting?

Certainly! You could send me an estimate or quotation via email in advance. I’ll forward it to our building coordinator.
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 met a former colleague during lunchtime. He/She asked you about the current company you are working for. Your tutor will play the role of the former 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.