Business Conversation (Intermediate): Understanding the company’s financial report

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. finance 財政、財務
  David has an executive position in a finance company.
2. expense 費用、経費
  She is trying to cut down on her expenses.
3. profit 利益
  The company collected high profit last year.
4. propose 提案する
  Our manager always proposes new ideas to improve our work process.
5. stake 出資する
  Many investors would like to stake in the emerging tech brand.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. How do you manage your finances?
2. How do you track your expenses?
3. Is profit the most important factor of any business? Please explain your answer.
4. What ideas would you propose to improve work efficiency/productivity?
5. In what type of business would you stake/invest a large amount of money?
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, Ms. Emma. Mr. Johnson from the Finance and Accounting Division has sent this year’s financial report.
Good morning, Ron. Okay. Could you tell me the scope of the report?

The scope of the report includes company revenue and expenses for this year.
I see. What else is included?

Also indicated in the report is the company’s net profit.
Do we have good profit this year?

Yes. Mr. Johnson already deducted the company expenses from the revenue to get the net profit.
That’s great. Did Mr. Johnson propose anything given our current status?

Yes, Ma’am. According to Mr. Johnson, the company can stake or invest in new projects for the next year.
Sounds terrific. Thanks for the update, Ron!

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, Ms. Emma. Mr. Johnson from the Finance and Accounting Division has sent this year’s financial report.
Good morning, Ron. Okay. Could you tell me the scope of the report?

The scope of the report includes company ___________ and _____________ for this year.
I see. What else is included?

Also indicated in the report is the company’s ___________.
Do we have good profit this year?

Yes. Mr. Johnson already deducted the company expenses from the revenue to get the net profit.
That’s great. Did Mr. Johnson propose anything given our current status?

Yes, Ma’am. According to him, the company can stake or invest in _____________ for the next year.
Sounds terrific. Thanks for the update, Ron!

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 afternoon, Emma. David from the Finance and Accounting Division has sent this year’s financial report.
Good afternoon, Ron. Okay. Could you tell me the scope of the report?

The scope of the report includes company ___________________ for this year.
I see. What else is indicated?

The report also indicates the company’s _____________.
Do we have impressive profit this year?

Yes. David already deducted the company expenses from the revenue to get the net profit.
That’s good. Did he recommend anything considering our current status?

Yes. He said that the company can stake in ____________ for the next year.
Sounds great. Thanks for the update, Ron!

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 finance and accounting officer for a company. A company executive asked you to discuss the financial report that you have prepared. The tutor will play the role of the executive.
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.