Business Conversation (Intermediate): Setting/changing a meeting schedule

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. outline 概要
  He presented his idea in outline at the meeting.
2. necessary 必要
  Previous experience is necessary for this job.
3. reschedule 再スケジュール、計画を変更する
  I’m afraid we’ll have to reschedule the meeting.
4. as long as …さえすれば、…する限り
  As long as you’re happy with your job, that’s all that matters.
5. short notice 急なお願い
  I can’t cancel the client meeting at such short notice.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. What was the outline of the last meeting that you attended?
2. What are the necessary pieces of equipment you need at work?
3. Why do you sometimes reschedule meetings?
4. Can you promise to engage fully as long as you work in your company?
5. Can you be ready to make a presentation at short notice?
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. Can I talk to you for a second?
Sure, what is it all about?

Can we move our meeting next Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.?
Why?

Mr. Takahashi set a meeting with me to discuss the outline of the meeting that I had with the client.
I understand. That is more necessary. Let’s reschedule it for Friday at 3:00 p.m.

Thank you so much. Sorry for the inconvenience.
No worries! As long as it’s not at short notice.

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. Can I talk to you for a second?
Sure, what is it all about?

__________ our meeting next Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.?
Why?

Mr. Takahashi __________ with me to discuss the outline of the meeting that I had with the client.
I understand. That is more necessary. Let’s reschedule it for Friday at 3:00 p.m.

Thank you so much. Sorry for the __________.
No worries! As long as it’s not at short notice.

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

Hello, Emma. Do you have a moment?
Sure!

__________ our meeting next Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.?
Why?

Mr. Sato __________ with me to discuss the status of our team building.
I see. That is more important. Let’s change the time to 10:00 a.m.

I appreciate it. Sorry for the __________.
It’s fine. As long as it isn’t a last-minute decision.

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 team leader. Please reschedule your meeting with your team members and cite the reason why. Use the expressions you learned today. Your tutor will 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.