Business Conversation (Intermediate): Maintaining a good mental condition

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. crucial 決定的な、重大な、重要な
  The boss made a crucial decision.
2. reduce 減らす,減少させる
  They have to reduce expenses this year.
3. encouragement 奨励
  We raised her spirits with encouragement.
4. manage 管理する
  I can manage perfectly well on my own, thank you.
5. efficient 効率的
  He was efficient at his job and well-thought-of by everyone.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. What was the most crucial time you had at work?
2. How does your company reduce costs to compete effectively?
3. Do your colleagues give you words of encouragement when needed?
4. How does your company manage customers to buy your products?
5. Are you an efficient employee?
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

Do you think time management is crucial for work-life balance?
Yes, I think so. Knowing how to manage your time well gives you a good mental condition. Think of ways to manage your time better.

I agree. What do you do to reduce stress?
To reduce stress, I spend my weekends out of town. Also, I make time for exercise. You can try those activities if you want.

Thank you, your suggestion is highly appreciated.
You can also try listening to music while walking after work. That helps me feel relaxed. What do you think?

That’s a great idea. I think I’ll try that. I need to remedy this so that I become more efficient.
Don’t worry! You’ll get used to our tasks as time goes by.

Thanks for your encouragement!
No worries!

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

Do you think time management is crucial for work-life balance?
Yes, I think so. Knowing how to manage your time well gives you a good mental condition. _________ to manage your time better.

I agree. What do you do to reduce stress?
To reduce stress, I spend my weekends out of town. Also, I make time for exercise. You can try those activities if you want.

Thank you, your suggestion is highly appreciated.
__________ listening to music while walking after work. That helps me feel relaxed. What do you think?

That’s a great idea. I think I’ll try that. I need to remedy this so that I become more efficient.
Don’t worry! You’ll get used to our tasks as time goes by.

Thanks for your encouragement!
No worries!

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

I believe prioritizing important tasks is crucial for work-life balance. You should think of ways to manage your tasks better.
What do you suggest?

_________, I make a to-do list now and then to help me what to prioritize first.
That’s a great idea!

You can also try using a time-tracking application. It helps you build an understanding of how long a particular task takes.
Your suggestion is highly appreciated. __________ this so that I can become more efficient.

Well, Knowing how to prioritize your tasks helps you to focus and take control.
I couldn’t agree more.

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 colleague how he/she maintains a good mental condition at work. Please use the expressions you learned today. Your tutor will be your 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 in 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.