Business Conversation (Intermediate): Taking other tasks

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. web layout ウェブサイトのレイアウト
  The clients asked me to change the web layout to a livelier one.
2. web designer ウェブデザイナー
  My brother works as a web designer for DataLink Corp.
3. opportunity 機会
  Our manager always gives us opportunities for career growth.
4. pitch 売り込む
  I’m pitching this business idea to clients over lunch.
5. negotiate 交渉する
  She managed to negotiate a permanent contract with the firm.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. What is the importance of having a good web layout for a business website?
2. How important are web designers in the business sector?
3. Do you believe in the saying that opportunity knocks only once? Why or why not?
4. How would you start your presentation when pitching a business proposal or idea?
5. Do you negotiate prices with sellers when shopping?
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

Hello, Emma. It’s been a year since you started working here, hasn’t it? So, how’s your first year so far?
It’s actually great, Mr. Lee. In my first year working here, I mostly did web layouts for our clients.

That’s great! I see that you’ve been handling a lot of web layout tasks lately. But I want to know how you feel about your current position.
Actually, I’m happy with how much I’ve grown as a web designer.

Do you want to take on other tasks or projects?
Well, I’d like to have more opportunities to meet our clients personally.

Oh, why’s that?
Knowing how to pitch and negotiate with clients will increase my value in the company.

That’s true. Don’t worry, I’ll see what I can do. Okay?
Thank you so much, Mr. Lee.

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

Hello, Emma. It’s been a year since you started working here, hasn’t it? So, how’s your first year so far?
It’s actually great, Mr. Lee. In my first year working here, I mostly did web layouts for our clients.

That’s great! I see that you’ve been handling a lot of web layout tasks lately. But I want to know how you feel about your current position.
Actually, I’m happy with how _______________ as a web designer.

Do you want to take on other tasks or projects?
Well, I’d like to have more opportunities to _____________ personally.

Oh, why’s that?
Knowing how to pitch and ______________ will increase my value in the company.

That’s true. Don’t worry. I’ll see what I can do, okay?
Thank you so much, Mr. Lee.

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 morning, Emma. How are you?
I’m good, Mr. Lee. I’m currently doing animation for one of our clients.

That’s great! I see that you’ve been handling a lot of animation and other editing tasks lately. But I want to know how you feel about your current position.
Actually, I’m happy with how _______________ as a graphics designer.

Do you want to take on other tasks or projects?
Well, I’d like to have more opportunities to _____________ personally.

Oh, may I ask why?
I believe that knowing how to pitch and ______________ will increase my value in the company.

That’s true. Don’t worry. I’ll see what I can do, okay?
Thank you so much, Mr. Lee.

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
Your manager asked what tasks you have been doing lately and what other kinds of tasks or projects you want to take. Your tutor will play the role of your manager.
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.