Business Conversation (Intermediate): Introducing yourself to the personnel from another company

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. freelance フリーランス、フリーランスの
  My sister works as a freelance copywriter for an advertising agency.
2. construction 建築、建設、工事
  The company’s upcoming construction project will cost $100.
3. challenging 能力が試される、困難だがやりがいのある
  Handling complaints is one of the challenging tasks of a customer service assistant.
4. rewarding 満足感が得られる、やりがいがある
  I find it immensely rewarding working as a teacher.
5. based ~に拠点のある
  Our company is based in Manila, Philippines.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. What are some advantages of having a freelance job?
2. Is there any ongoing building construction in your area?
3. What do you consider the most challenging task of your job?
4. Do you find your job rewarding?
5. Where is your company/business based?
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 afternoon.
Good afternoon. You must be Mr. Smith?

Yes, I’m Ron Smith. It’s a real privilege to be part of this business conference and meet all of you here.
Tell us something about yourself, Mr. Smith.

Sure. I am an architect, and I am in charge of designing houses and buildings.
Do you work for a company or as a freelance?

I work for a construction company based in Nagoya.
I see. How’s the work so far?

My job is challenging yet very rewarding.
That’s great to hear.

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 afternoon.
Good afternoon. You must be Mr. Smith?

Yes, I’m Ron Smith. It’s a real privilege to be part of this business conference and meet all of you here.
Tell us something about yourself, Mr. Smith.

Sure. I am an architect, and I am _______________ designing houses and buildings.
Do you work for a company or as a freelance?

I ______________ construction company that is based in Nagoya.
I see. How’s the work so far?

My job is challenging yet very _____________.
That’s great to hear.

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.
Good morning. Please introduce yourself to our investors.

Hello, everyone. I’m Ron Andrews. It’s a privilege to be part of this project and meet all of you here.
So, tell us something about yourself, Mr. Andrews.

I am a civil engineer, and I am _______________ managing, designing, developing, creating, and maintaining construction projects.
Do you work as a freelance or with a company?

I ______________ construction company that is based in Nevada.
Wow, that’s a bit far. How’s the work so far?

My job is challenging yet very _____________.
That’s good to hear.

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 business conference wherein all attendees from different companies are assigned to small groups. Introduce yourself to your groupmates and describe your role at work. Your tutor will play the role of one of your groupmates.
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.