Business Conversation (Intermediate): Suggesting solutions

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. totally まったく、すっかり
  I was totally surprised when I won the game!
2. competitor 競争相手、ライバル企業
  It is hard to put up a milk tea business as there are already various competitors.
3. brand 商標、ブランド
  Shiseido is a popular and trusted beauty brand.
4. creative 創造的な、創造力のある、独創的な
  I would love to visit the store that sells creative fans for summer.
5. lead 導く、案内する、(会議やプロジェクトなどを)リードする
  Please lead the students to the performance hall.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. When was the last time you were totally exhausted from work?
2. Who are some of the competitors of your company?
3. Do you discuss other brands during your meetings?
4. Does your job allow you to use your creative skills?
5. How can you lead a team at work?
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 morning. I set this meeting because we are currently facing a problem.
Okay, sir, we’re all ears.

We are not getting enough website traffic and we are totally behind our competitors.
May I suggest a solution?

Go ahead, Emma.
We can create engaging videos of our products that will attract visitors to our website.

That’s great, I do think that we’re lacking social media presence.
Our brand’s target market is the 18-29 age group so we have to be more creative.

Okay, we’ll go with that. Emma, I want you to lead a project.
You can count on me, sir!

The first thing you need to do is to write a SWOT analysis and a proposal.
On it!

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 morning. I set this meeting because we are currently facing a problem.
Okay, sir, we’re all ears.

We are not getting enough website traffic and we are __________ our competitors.
May I suggest a solution?

Go ahead, Emma.
We can create engaging videos of our products that will attract visitors to our website.

That’s great, I do think that we’re lacking social media presence.
Our _______ is the 18-29 age group so we have to be more creative.

Okay, we’ll go with that. Emma, I want you to _______.
You can count on me, sir!

The first thing you need to do is to write a SWOT analysis and a proposal.
On it!

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

Okay, guys, this is not going to sound good.
We’re all ears, sir.

Our brand is not getting enough website traffic and we are behind ____________ .
May I suggest a solution?

Go ahead, Emma.
We can create engaging videos of our products that will attract visitors to our website.

Good idea! I do think that we’re lacking social media presence.
Our brand is for the 18-29 age group so we have to be _________.

Okay, I want you to lead a project. Research on our target market, then write a proposal.
You can count on me, 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
You are working for a stationery company and it is not getting enough sales. Suggest a solution to your boss during a meeting. Your tutor will act as the 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.