Business Conversation (Intermediate): Other colleagues’ responsibilities

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. functionality 機能性
  Always check the product’s functionality before launching.
2. design 設計、デザイン
  She’s responsible for designing training plans.
3. precise 正確な、詳細な
  The instructions are clear and precise.
4. assure ~であると断言する、保証する
  I assure you that you did a great job this term.
5. recruit 募集する、採用する
  We must recruit the best candidates for this position.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. What do you think should be checked to assess the functionality of a product?
2. In your opinion, what is the best way to design training plans?
3. How do you make sure that the reports you make are precise?
4. How do you assure a new employee of his or her performance at work?
5. Do you think recruiting is easy? Why or why not?
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

Hi, Emma. James is on vacation right now, but I’ll tell you more about him since you’ll be working with him next week.
Sure! I’d appreciate it.

His main responsibility is to assess the functionality and overall performance of the products we create.
What does his job involve?

Oh, there’s quite a lot. His job involves designing test plans. He also participates in monitoring product reviews as well as tracking progress.
Being a quality assurance analyst must be a difficult job.

Yes, you need to be precise and have good attention to detail. But I assure you that James is one of our best QA analysts. He’ll surely guide you well.
Thank you, and I’m sure he’ll do. Can’t wait to work with him!

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

Hi, Emma. James is on vacation right now, but I’ll tell you more about him since you’ll be working with him next week.
Sure! I’d appreciate it.

His ______________ to assess the functionality and overall performance of the products we create.
What does his job involve?

Oh, there’s quite a lot. His ______________ designing test plans. He also ______________ monitoring product reviews as well as tracking progress.
Being a quality assurance analyst must be a difficult job.

Yes, you need to be precise and have good attention to detail. But I assure you that James is one of our best QA analysts. He’ll surely guide you well.
Thank you, and I’m sure he’ll do. Can’t wait to work with him!

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

Hi, Emma. Is there something I can help you with?
Yes, Ron. I haven’t met Selene yet but I’ll be working with her next week. What does she do?

Her ______________ to recruit candidates for the company.
What else does her job involve?

______________ analyzing the market and make sure that the right candidates are being attracted.
Oh, that sounds difficult.

Yes, it is. She also ______________ in arranging interviews and process all paperwork is filled out.
Thank you for filling me in on the details. I’ll be sure to work as hard as her.

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 a supervisor and you have a new team member. Introduce him/her to your team. Your tutor will pretend to be one of your team members.
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.