First, we will check the points in this lesson. Please repeat after me.
|1.||Be sure to clarify units of currency during presentations. It might not always be apparent when viewing graphs, charts, etc.|
|2.||There are variations in how different countries interpret figures. Before presenting to people from a different culture/country, be sure to research the proper way of expressing figures to avoid misunderstandings.|
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:||Okay everyone. Please take a look at the graph on page four of this report.|
|B:||Yes, I see a lot of information on this graph. What do these numbers tell us?|
|A:||Thank you, Kei. Exactly the point I wish to make. First of all, you’ll notice the figure on the left is quite low.|
|B:||Yes, I noticed that.|
|A:||Now compare the figure on the left with the figure on the right, which is three million two hundred fifty thousand dollars.|
|B:||That’s quite a large difference. What does that mean for our department?|
|A:||It means we must absolutely reach our goal and do better next fiscal year.|
|B:||So that higher number on the right equals higher profits?|
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 used graphs or charts to illustrate your point in a presentation?|
|2.||Can you easily interpret numerical data?|
|3.||Do you think graphs can be a useful tool in presentations? 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 are in a meeting with your teammates. You will explain the numerical data in your presentation with the use of a graph.
(Your tutor will pretend to be your teammate.)
– Please take a look at the graph…
– You’ll notice the figure on the left is…