Business Conversation (Intermediate): Vacation leave

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. time off 休暇
  I’d like to request time off this Sunday.
2. intend 意図する、つもりである
  I intend to stay the night at Anna’s.
3. in advance あらかじめ
  Let me know in advance if we’ll go to the bookstore next week or not.
4. cover 肩代わりする、代行する
  Don’t worry, my tasks are already covered by my teammates.
5. take over 引き継ぐ、引き取る
  Alex is sick. I’ll take over his tasks for today.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. How often do you request time off from work?
2. What do you intend to do on your next rest day?
3. What is the advantage of informing your team about your leave in advance?
4. How do you ask your teammates to cover your tasks when you are not around?
5. When one of your teammates is sick, do you take over his/her tasks?
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

Ms. Davis, could I request something?
Hi, Ron. Sure, take a seat.

If possible, I’d like to request time off from August 13 to 15.
May I know the reason?

Well, it’s my grandfather’s birthday on the 13th, and I intend to celebrate it with my family during this time.
What about the tasks you’ll be leaving behind?

Oh, no worries. I already informed my teammates in advance. I’ll make sure my responsibilities are covered while I’m on vacation.
All right, please give instructions to your teammates who’ll take over your
tasks before you leave. Also, happy birthday to your grandfather in advance!

Thank you, Miss!
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

Ms. Davis, could I request something?
Hi, Ron. Sure, take a seat.

If possible, I’d like to ______________ from August 13 to 15.
May I know the reason?

Well, it’s my grandfather’s birthday on the 13th, and ______________ celebrate it with my family during this time.
What about the tasks you’ll be leaving behind?

Oh, no worries. I already informed my teammates in advance. I’ll make sure my responsibilities are ______________.
All right, please give instructions to your teammates who’ll take over
your tasks before you leave. Also, happy birthday to your grandfather in advance!

Thank you, Miss!
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, Ms. Clark. I’d like to talk to you about something.
Please take a seat.

Thank you. If possible, I’d ______________ time off from April 6 to 8.
May I know why?

My sister is getting married on the 7th, and I ______________ make preparations and celebrate it during this time.
Have you made preparations before you leave?

Yes, Miss. I’ll make sure ______________ covered while I’m away.
Wonderful. Please don’t forget to recheck everything before you leave.
Also, congratulations to your sister!

Thank you!
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 will have a family reunion on May 16. Request for vacation leave from May 16 to 17 to your tutor, who will pretend to be your team leader.
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.