Business Conversation (Intermediate): Understanding a business travel guide

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. vital 必須の、不可欠な
  The support of our citizens is vital for this project.
2. economic 経済の、経済上の
  There are a lot of companies that are facing economic problems because of COVID-19.
3. monument 記念碑、遺跡
  Senso-ji is one of the most visited monument in Tokyo.
4. downtime 休憩時間
  I’m planning to take a nap during my downtime.
5. annual 一年の、年一回の
  The businessmen from Europe will gather for the annual business convention.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. What is the most vital skill that you need to have at work?
2. Do you discuss economic matters during your meetings?
3. Are there monuments near your office?
4. What do you usually do during your downtime?
5. In which month does your company hold its annual meeting?
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

It says here in the business travel guide that Prague is a vital economic center.
Yes, that’s why we have to remember that preparing our business cards with translation is a must.

Right. Also, while in Prague, we can see a lot of monuments and buildings from the Baroque period.
Maybe we can take a look during our downtime.

Yes, of course.
What does it say about the Prague Congress Centre?

It’s a multipurpose hall for conferences, theatre performances, and concerts. The largest of its kind.
Wow, I’m looking forward to the annual conference for architects then.

It should be interesting. The city offers good food and beer too.
Awesome!

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

It says here in the business travel guide that Prague is a ______ economic centre.
Yes, that’s why we have to remember that preparing our business cards with translation is a must.

There are also a lot of ________ and buildings from the Baroque period.
Maybe we can take a look during ________ .

Yes, of course.
What does it say about the Prague Congress Centre?

It’s a multipurpose hall for conferences, theatre performances, and concerts. The largest of its kind.
Wow! I’ll be looking forward to the annual conference for architects then.

It should be interesting. The city offers good food and beer too.
Awesome!

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

It says here in the business travel guide that Jakarta is a vital _________ .
Yes, it’s Indonesia’s capital after all.

There are also a lot of monuments and museums around Merdeka Square.
Maybe we can take a look during our downtime.

Yes, of course.
What does it say about Hotel Borobudur?

It’s one of the finest 5-star luxury hotels in Jakarta
Wow! I’ll be looking forward to the _______ conference for architects then.

It should be interesting. Also, while in Jakarta, we will be dealing with a lot of project investors.
That’s right. That’s why we have to remember that preparing our business cards with translation is a must.

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
Remind your co-worker to prepare his/her business card with translation for your business trip in Prague. Your tutor will act as the co-worker.
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.