Business Conversation (Intermediate): Understanding a company retreat announcement

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. retreat 休養
  Everyone gathered early for the retreat.
2. create 作る、作成する
  The painter’s goal is to create a masterpiece.
3. atmosphere 雰囲気
  The classroom has a bright and fun atmosphere.
4. trust 信頼
  You have to gain their trust.
5. mandatory 義務的な、強制的な
  It is now mandatory to wear a mask in public.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. When was the last time your company had a retreat?
2. Do you create tasks on any project management software?
3. What is your office’s atmosphere like?
4. Why is important for your client to develop trust in your product/service?
5. What is one activity that is mandatory in your office?
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, everyone. I’m pleased to announce that we are going to have our company retreat next month.
When is it going to be?

It is going to be from September 3 to 6 at Stonebridge Retreat Center.
Ah, I see. Should we just pack light?

Yes, all you’re going to need are essentials. We will cover the food.
That’s great! Thank you!

This is a time to unwind and a chance for us to create a better atmosphere of trust and positivity.
We’re looking forward to it! How will we get there?

We will rent a bus. The meeting place is here, at the office. Please give your teams a heads-up.
Okay, sir. Is the retreat mandatory?

Yes, it is. If for some reason you can’t attend, please provide us with a valid reason.
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, everyone. I’m pleased to announce that we are going to have our company retreat next month.
When is it going to be?

It is going to be from September 3 to 6 at Stonebridge Retreat Center.
Ah, I see. Should we just pack light?

Yes, all you’re going to need are essentials. We will cover the food.
That’s great! Thank you!

This is a time to unwind and a chance for us _______ a better atmosphere of __________.
We’re looking forward to it! How will we get there?

We will rent a bus. The meeting place is here, at the office. Please give your teams a heads-up.
Okay, sir. Is the retreat ________?

Yes, it is. If for some reason you can’t attend, please provide us with a valid reason.
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. I’m sure everyone has heard about our upcoming _________.
Yes, sir, we have.

Does anyone have any questions?
I have one, sir. Is it mandatory?

Yes, it is. If for some reason you can’t attend, please inform us with a valid reason.
Copy that, sir. Should we just pack light?

Of course, just bring your essentials. We will provide your meals and snacks.
Great! We’re excited!

You should be! This is a chance for us to create a better ________ of trust and positivity.
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
Ask questions about your company’s retreat using the phrases you have learned. Your tutor will act as your boss and will announce the details of the upcoming retreat.
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.