First, we will check the points in this lesson. Please repeat after me.
|1.||Don’t present your idea as an absolute fact; explain how your idea has been formed.|
|2.||Don’t exaggerate the story.||3.||See if the other side is open to an alternative idea. Start by saying, “We’d be grateful if you～.”|
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:||Shall we proceed?|
|B:||Certainly. We’d be grateful if you could give us 100 units for $9,000.|
|A:||This might be difficult.|
|B:||Can you elaborate on that?|
|A:||The price we’re offering is quite low, and our other customers pay the same amount.|
|B:||Perhaps we can work something else out.|
|A:||I’ll give it 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.||Are you comfortable asking people to explain their reasoning?|
|2.||Have you ever had to explain how your idea has been formed?|
|3.||Think about a time when you were pressured to give an immediate answer. How did you deal with that situation?|
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.
Imagine you are participating in a discussion about price. You are the vendor, and you will to explain to your customer why you can’t offer a better price.
(Your tutor will pretend to be your customer.)
– This might be difficult.
– The price we’re offering is quite low, and our other customers pay the same amount.