Let’s learn vocabulary. Listen and repeat the words and the sentences with your tutor.
|-to discuss something privately in a small group|
|We must have a weekly team huddle to discuss our areas for improvement.|
|-to rise very quickly to a high level|
|Negashi Tech’s profit soars due to high demand for laptops.|
|-a reduction in the level or amount of something|
|The company’s revenue had a huge slip due to the pandemic.|
|4. labor cost|
|-the sum of all wages paid to employees, as well as the cost of employee benefits and payroll taxes paid by an employer|
|Several employees have been protesting to increase the minimum labor cost in the country.|
|-the likely future situation|
|The CEO encourages other employees to maintain a positive outlook toward the corporation.|
Let’s make sentences using the vocabulary we’ve just learned.
Let’s read the article. Please read it aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
Good afternoon. Thank you for attending our annual report huddle. Today, I’m going to inform you about the company’s financial situation. Aperture Inc. had another excellent year. Our revenue is up by $1.5 billion following the success of our newest product, the FlickrPro. In the first quarter of the year, our profits soared up to 70%. However, we had a slight slip in earnings due to the sudden rise in labor costs. Nevertheless, we are happy with our company’s overall performance this year. Based on our financial status, our outlook for next year is assured. We appreciate your efforts in making this possible. Thank you for your hard work, as always.
Please summarize the conversation using your own words and expressions.
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
|As a finance director of a company called BMP Enterprises, you are tasked to give a presentation about the financial situation of your company. Your tutor will play the role of one of your colleagues. Kindly use the information below as your guide:
– Revenue: $15 million because of the decrease in costs
– Profit: soared from $3 million to $7 million
– Loss: Sales in the Philippines are down due to tough competition
– Outlook: [Kindly conclude based on BMP’s financial situation.]
Let’s discuss today’s theme. Please answer the questions below.
|1.||How often does your company/business discuss its financial situation?|
|2.||What is the importance of discussing the company’s financial situation?|
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK
Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did in your class.)