First, we will check the points in this lesson. Please repeat after me.
|1.||When you agree with someone’s idea, instead of keeping it to yourself, it’s important to show your support of the idea by expressing agreement.|
|2.||To express different degrees of agreement, these expressions are useful: “I basically agree,” “I’m inclined to agree,” and “I agree completely.”|
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:||I basically agree with you, Sue.|
|B:||I’m really glad to hear that. Do you have any concerns?|
|A:||Yes, actually. While I’m inclined to agree that the division needs to be sold, I think it’s a premature move. I think the division’s value needs to be evaluated first.|
|B:||Yes, but if we know the division is not profitable, shouldn’t we just cut our losses and sell immediately?|
|A:||No. We can’t rush this. First, we calculate the value, then sell. We can’t sell too low after all.|
|B:||Yes…well, I basically agree.|
|A:||So we’re on the same page then; once we know the value we can sell. Then we’ll be able to move forward.|
|B:||Sounds like we can soon move forward with this.|
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.||Would you say you are skilled at joining the discussion and expressing agreement when it’s appropriate?|
|2.||Why do you think it’s important to join discussions at work?|
|3.||Have you ever proposed an idea at work and received approval from your boss?|
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 at the office. You will discuss a topic for discussion with your teammate.
(Your tutor will pretend to be your teammate)
– I basically agree with you
– Sounds like we can soon move forward with this