First, we will check the points in this lesson. Please repeat after me.
|1.||It is convenient if you take time to schedule the next meeting at the end of the current meeting, because all of the meeting participants are already there, meaning dates and times can easily be decided upon.|
|2.||When trying to work out conflicting schedules, use “What day will suit you for the next meeting?”|
|3.||When confirming the actual date of the next meeting, use “The next meeting will be…”|
We will read aloud the dialogue below. Once we are done, we will switch roles and read aloud the dialogue again. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
(Please send the mispronounced words and expressions to your student.)
|A:||OK, thanks, everyone. One more thing, we should probably try to schedule the next meeting now, while we’re all here together.|
|B:||Good idea. What time frame are we looking at?|
|A:||The end of next month. Ideally, we can schedule it for the final week of March.|
|B:||I think that works for me.|
|A:||Great. What day suits you?|
|B:||I can do Thursday, but not Friday.|
|A:||I think that works for me. How about Thursday, March 27th? Same time, 3:00?|
|B:||Yes, that’s fine.|
|A:||Okay, great. So the next meeting will be Thursday, March 27th at 3:00.|
Now, let’s review some words and expressions from part B_2.
(Please review the mispronounced words and expressions from part B_2.)
Now, please answer the following questions. I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.
|1.||Does your company typically take the time to schedule the next meeting at the end of a current meeting?|
|2.||If so, do you think this is a convenient way to schedule meetings? Why or why not?|
|3.||Is it important to confirm all details of the next meeting, such as time? Why or why not?|
Now, let’s review your answers.
(Please review your student’s answers by sending the correct answers in complete sentences. After that, ask your student to read aloud his or her corrected answers.)
Let’s do a role play with the given situations.
You are in a meeting with your teammates. Pretend that you have conflicting schedules and discuss which day works best for the next meeting.
(Your tutor will pretend to be your teammate.)
– What day will suit you for the next meeting?
– The next meeting will be…