Business Conversation (Intermediate): Making an inquiry

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. catalog カタログ
  The summer catalog includes colorful dresses and hats.
2. expand 拡大する
  She is planning to expand her restaurant.
3. within 以内に
  We have to stay within our budget for this new project.
4. variety さまざまな、いろいろな
  There are a variety of jobs that you can apply for in the city.
5. limited 限定的な
  The bakery has limited manpower today.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. Does your company make catalogs?
2. Does your company have plans to expand internationally?
3. Do you usually get all your tasks done within a day?
4. What variety of products/services does your company offer?
5. How do you handle many tasks in a limited time?
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. This is Ron from RGB company. I saw your contact info on your company’s website.
How may I help you, sir?

We are interested in your products. Do you have a catalog of your latest furniture?
Yes, is this for your office?

That’s right, we’re going to expand our office and we need extra desks and filing cabinets.
I see. We could send the catalog to your email address.

Please send it to me at ron.rgb12@yahoo.com
Okay, please expect an email within the day.

Also, may I ask if it is possible to get a discount?
We have a variety of discounted office equipment that we are offering for a limited time.

Oh, that’s good to hear. Do you also offer appliances?
Yes, we do sir.

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. This is Ron from RGB company. I saw your contact info on your company’s website.
How may I help you, sir?

We are interested in your products. Do you __________ of your latest furniture?
Yes, is this for your office?

That’s right, we’re ________ our office and we need extra desks and filing cabinets.
I see. We could send the catalog to your email address.

Please send it to me at ron.rgb12@yahoo.com
Okay, please expect an email within the day.

Also, may I ask if it is possible to get a discount?
We have a _______ of discounted office equipment that we are offering for a limited time.

Oh, that’s good to hear. Do you also offer appliances?
Yes, we do sir.

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 afternoon. This is Ron from Stonekey Events. Our company is looking for potential furniture suppliers.
That’s great. You’ve come to the right place.

We’re going to expand our business, so we need extra sofas and lamps.
That’s great sir. We could send the catalog to your email address.

Please send it to me at ron.stonekeyevents@yahoo.com
Okay, please expect an email _________ .


Can we request a quotation of your available packages?
Sure. We offer discounted office equipment that we are offering for a _________.

That’s good to hear. Thanks a lot!
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
Request a quotation of available computer units from HG Express and ask if they offer extended warranties. Your tutor will act as a sales representative from HG Express.
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.