First, we will check the points in this lesson. Please repeat after me.
|1.||When you want to confirm with yourself your understanding of someone’s opinion, say, “Do you mean…?” or “Let me make sure I understand you. You mean…?”|
|2.||When you are pressed to explain more details, say, “To elaborate further on this point…”|
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:||Let me make sure I understand you. You mean you still believe we need to conduct all this research to confirm what we all know to be true, that is, the weakness of this company is the motorcycle division?|
|B:||I know it sounds like a lot of extra work, and maybe you think our resources would be better spent elsewhere. But to elaborate further on this point, we simply can’t ignore other factors, factors that contribute to a company or division’s profitability.|
|A:||So do you mean that even though we will probably end up selling the division, you still think these extra steps are required?|
|B:||Correct. It means that we will be 100% secure in our decision to sell.|
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 find it easy to ask someone in a meeting to elaborate further on different ideas or topics?|
|2.||Have you ever been asked to explain yourself or elaborate further on a topic?|
|3.||Would you ask your boss to elaborate further on his/her idea? 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 will practice sharing an idea, disagreeing with the idea, and asking your teammate to elaborate on the idea.
(Your tutor will pretend to be your teammate.)
– Let me make sure I understand you. You mean…
– Correct. It means that…