Intermediate Business: Apologizing at work

LESSON GOAL

In this material, you will learn new expressions to use when apologizing at work. You will also learn new vocabulary.

PART A_1

Please answer the questions in complete sentences.

PART A_2

1. Have you ever apologized to someone from your work/school?
Answer:
2. Has someone ever apologized to you at work/school?
Answer:
3. Name one or two mistakes you did at work/school recently.
Answer:
PART B_1

Let’s read the dialogue. I will be Mika and you will be Mr. Kent. After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.

PART B_2

PART C_1

Let’s read each word and their meaning aloud. Please repeat after me.

PART C_2

1. apologize
[verb] to say sorry to someone after making a mistake
2. avoid
[verb] to stop or to stay away from doing something
3. performance
[noun] the action of how well a person is in accomplishing tasks

PART D_1

Choose the correct answer based on the dialogue you read.
ANSWERS
  1. c
  2. a
  3. b

PART D_2

1. Why is Mika apologizing to Mr. Kent?
a. She’s always sleeping at work.
b. She’s always absent.
c. She’s always late since last week.
2. Who was in the hospital since last week?
a. Mika’s mother
b. Mika’s father
c. Mika’s friend
3. Why should Mika avoid being late?
a. She might lose her job.
b. It will affect her performance at work.
c. Her workmates will be mad at her.
PART E_1

Read the dialogue and fill in the blanks with the correct vocabulary words.

PART E_2

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 on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.