Business Conversation (Intermediate): Planning a meeting

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. discussion 討論、話し合い
  They ended the discussion on a note of optimism.
2. client クライアント、顧客
  He’s out to lunch with a client.
3. via 経由
  Most reports are sent via internal mail.
4. venue 会場
  We’re still trying to decide on a venue.
5. set セットする
  The project is set in the future.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. What was your last discussion at work?
2. Do you talk directly to your clients?
3. Do you send your clients invites via email?
4. Where is your usual venue when you eat out with your colleagues?
5. Who sets your meetings?
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

Emma, how was the discussion you had with Mr. Garfield?
It went well. We decided that the best time for the meeting would be Thursday, August 12.

Have you invited the clients as well?
Yes, I have. I sent everyone invites via e-mail.

That’s good to hear. How about the venue and time of the meeting?
I booked meeting room C from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

I guess everything is set. Thanks for coordinating!
It’s my pleasure.

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

Emma, how was the discussion you had with Mr. Garfield?
It went well. We decided that the best time for the meeting would be Thursday, August 12.

Have you invited the clients as well?
Yes, I sent everyone invites __________.

That’s good to hear. How about the venue and time of the meeting?
I __________ meeting room C from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

I guess everything is set. Thanks for coordinating!
It’s my pleasure.

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

Emma, have you already talked with Mr. Tanaka?
Yes, we concluded that the best time for the meeting would be Friday, August 13.

That’s great to hear. How about our bosses?
I sent everyone invites __________. Also, I __________ meeting room D from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thank you. Have you already finished your presentation too?
Yes, sir. I’ll send it to you via email so that you can modify it if necessary.

Okay. Please send it to me this afternoon.
That is noted, sir.

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
Plan a meeting with your boss. Ask him when he/she prefers to have a meeting with your team. Use the expressions you learned today. Your tutor will be your boss.
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.