Conversation(Expert Chapter 1)|日常会話(上級1章)
Lesson85: Black Companies

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. barely かろうじて、わずかに、ほとんど…ない
  I can barely visit my family because of the pandemic.
2. exploit 開発する、搾取する
  The employer is exploiting its workers.
3. require 必要とする
  All students are required to wear complete uniform.
4. in high spirits 意気揚々と
  She seems to be in high spirits today.
5. so far so good 今のところ順調
  I am happy with the result of the medicine. So far so good.
PART A_3
Let’s make sentences using the vocabulary we’ve just learned.
PART A_4
1. barely 
Answer:
2.exploit 
Answer:
3.require 
Answer:
4.in high spirits 
Answer:
5.so far so good 
Answer:
PART B_1
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
PART B_2

Hi, I am Ron. How about you?
I am Emma. Nice meeting you, Ron.

It is my first time to see you here, are you newly employed?
Yes, I am. I just started working here last week.

How was your experience so far?
So far so good. I am really feeling well about this company compared to my last one.

How did you say so?
I can see that people who work here are in high spirits. It is new to me as I have never seen such kind of attitude towards work in my previous company.

That is right. I have been working here for the past five years and people here have always been happy with the working environment, the management, and other benefits.
Yes, I am glad to hear that. I was previously employed in a black company. Are you familiar with such?

Not really. Please tell me more about it.
Basically, these are companies who are exploitative of their employees. In my case, we were paid little to no overtime pay. Aside from that, we barely have a social life as we are required to report to the company almost every second.

I see how that can be demotivating for an employee.
Yes. I am very glad I am in this company now.

PART C_1
Please summarize the conversation using your own words and expressions.
PART C_2
PART D_1
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
PART D_2
1. A: Have you traveled abroad?
B: No, I haven’t. I __________ have money to travel within the country.
2. A: A huge number of workers are being _____________ by their employers.
B: The government should implement policies to prevent this.
3. A: Why do you think schools _________ uniforms?
B: That way, it will be easier to identify the students of each school.
4. A: You seem to be in high spirits today. What happened?
B: I passed the exam at my dream university!
5. A: How are you doing with your new school?
B: My classmates are treating me well. Overall, ________________.
PART E_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART E_2
Your friend, who is working in a black company, came to talk to you. Encourage her to leave that company and to look for a new one. Your tutor will play your friend’s role.
PART E_3
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.)
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.