Business Conversation (Intermediate): Your schedule

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. tight きつい、(予定などが)いっぱい詰まった
  The company didn’t push through with the project because of a tight budget.
2. manic 熱狂的な、大忙しの
  Things are always manic in the office during Mondays.
3. sudden 突然
  Please let us know if there are any sudden changes in the Wi-Fi connection.
4. change 変更点、改変
  Kindly advise regarding the changes made in the materials.
5. brainstorming ブレーンストーミング
  Our team has a brainstorming session every Friday.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. When do you usually have tight work schedules?
2. What is the most manic day for you?
3. How do you take when sudden/immediate tasks are assigned to you?
4. How do you adapt to changes when it comes to working environment?
5. Why is brainstorming important in creating projects?
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

Emma, can we have a meeting this afternoon?
My apologies, but could we reschedule it for tomorrow? My schedule today is a bit tight.

I see. Do you have a lot of meetings today?
Yes. I have meetings with the new employees and the executives lined up in the morning.

That sounds hectic.
Yeah, it is. I’ll only be free after 5 PM, which I think is too late already.

No problem, Emma. We can have our meeting tomorrow. Update me for any sudden changes with your schedule, okay?
Thank you so much, 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

Emma, can we have a meeting this afternoon?
My apologies, but could we reschedule it for tomorrow? My schedule today is _____________.

I see. Do you have a lot of meetings today?
Yes. I ________________ with the new employees and the executives lined up in the morning.

That sounds hectic.
Yeah, it is. I’ll _______________ after 5 PM, which I think is too late already.

No problem, Emma. We can have our meeting tomorrow. Update me for any sudden changes with your schedule, okay?
Thank you so much, 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

Emma, can we reschedule our brainstorming meeting tomorrow?
Are you busy today?

Yes. My schedule today is _____________.
I see. I believe you just had an immediate meeting today.

Certainly. I _____________________ the executives and the investors lined up in the afternoon.
Oh, just another manic Monday!

Yeah, it is. I’ll _______________ after 5:30 PM today.
No problem, Ron. We can reschedule our meeting for tomorrow. Update me for any sudden changes with your schedule, okay?

Thank you so much, Emma!
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
Today is a busy day at work and a colleague wants to schedule a meeting with you this afternoon. Tell him your schedule and ask if you could reschedule the meeting for tomorrow. Your tutor will play the role of your colleague.
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.