First, we will check the points in this lesson. Please repeat after me.
|1.||It is acceptable to ask for time to think about the proposal. Say, “We cannot commit ourselves on that point until certain points are clarified.”|
|2.||Breaks are an effective way to digest counter-arguments and reinterpret issues objectively. It might seem impolite to ask for a break, but it will help the negotiation process in the long run.|
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:||But I’m not sure we can commit ourselves on this until certain points are clarified.|
|B:||Certainly, I’m happy to give you time to consider the offer.|
|A:||Thank you. Yes, that would be helpful.|
|B:||Shall we reconvene at a later date?|
|A:||Yes. I’ll just need to consult with my department head to discuss the details of the offer.|
|B:||Sounds like a plan. I look forward to meeting with you again soon.|
|A:||Yes, I’ll be in touch.|
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.||Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to bargain for more time?|
|2.||Do you have the authority to make important decisions at work?|
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 present an idea to your teammate. Your teammate must ask for more time to make a decision.
(Your tutor will pretend to be your teammate.)
– Certainly, I’m happy to give you time to consider the offer.
– Shall we reconvene at a later date?