First, we will check the points in this lesson. Please repeat after me.
|1.||When trying to ask for more information, it sounds more professional to say, “Could you go into more detail about …?”|
|2.||When trying to encourage others to agree with your opinion, use “Shouldn’t we…?”|
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:||Sue, do you care to share with us why you think the motorcycle division is doing so poorly?|
|B:||Certainly. I think it’s because our competitors are growing, and we’re being outpaced.|
|A:||Yes, but there’s not much we can do about the growth rate of our competitors.|
|A:||So could you go into more detail about your plan to remedy this situation?|
|B:||Yes. Shouldn’t we sell the division?|
|A:||Sell the division? This requires serious consideration.|
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.||When under pressure, it can be hard to speak clearly and confidently in a room full of people. What do you do to ensure your opinion is expressed clearly?|
|2.||Do you think it’s hard to speak with confidence in meetings?|
|3.||Have you ever had to share an unpopular point of view in a meeting? If so, how did people respond?|
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. You want to state your idea clearly to your teammates.
(Your tutor will pretend to be the team leader.)
– Could you go into more detail about…
– Shouldn’t we…