First, we will check the points in this lesson. Please repeat after me.
|1.||When attempting to speak out in a meeting, use “Could I … ?” or “May I … ?” instead of “Can I … ?”|
|2.||When attempting to voice your opinion in a meeting, you can say, “I think that…” If you want to strongly voice your opinion, use “definitely” or “I’m convinced that…”|
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:||Well, I think we can wrap it up now unless anyone else has something they would like to add.|
|B:||Could I say something, please?|
|A:||Of course. Please, go ahead.|
|B:||I think that the weakness of this company can be attributed to the motorcycle division – it’s unprofitable and we’re going to pay the price eventually.|
|A:||I see. Interesting perspective. And how would you choose to remedy this situation?|
|B:||I’m convinced that our best solution is to redefine our core business, the foundation of this company.|
|A:||I see you feel strongly about this|
|A:||Yes, I do. I think that we need to take some time to consider this before moving forward.|
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.||Do you feel comfortable or nervous about offering your opinion in meetings?|
|2.||Has anyone made you feel bad for voicing your opinion honestly?|
|3.||Does your boss encourage open communication in meetings?|
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 want to express your opinion in your meeting.
(Your tutor will pretend to be the leader in your meeting.)
– Could I…
– I think that…