First, we will check the points in this lesson. Please repeat after me.
|1.||When asking people to share their opinions, use “What do you think?” or “I’d like to have your point of view.”|
|2.||When you are in agreement with someone you can say, “I see what you mean.”|
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:||The reason I called you all here today is to discuss a new acquisition. What company should we target next?|
|B:||Acquire another company? Are you sure this is a good idea? I feel strongly that before we go down that road we need to conduct a SWOT analysis. I’d like to hear someone else’s point of view. It seems reckless to acquire another company at this time.|
|A:||I see what you mean.|
|B:||A SWOT analysis is what this project needs.|
|A:||I was under a different impression, but I think you’ve provided some valuable insight into this matter|
|B:||Yes, a SWOT analysis will help us to be guided in the right direction.|
|A:||I appreciate your input. Yes, we will discuss this further, thank you.|
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.||Are you accustomed to being called on in meetings to share your opinion?|
|2.||Do you feel your boss values your opinion?|
|3.||Do you value the opinions of your coworkers?|
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 the leader in a meeting. You need to hear your teammate’s opinion.
(Your tutor will pretend to be your teammate.)
– I’d like to have your point of view.
– I see what you mean.