Y_NT4_Lesson-6-1_Intermediate

PART A_1

We will read aloud the words below. Please repeat after me. I will check your pronunciation.
(Please send the mispronounced words and expressions to your student.)

PART A_2

product
quality
benefit
gain
convenient

PART A_3

Now, let’s review some words from part A_2.
(Please review the mispronounced words and expressions from part A_2.)

PART A_4

PART B_1

Please read aloud the passage below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
(Please send the mispronounced words and expressions to your student.)

PART B_2

In general, people would think that the popularity of products or services is based on their performance. However, their popularity is not always about quality, but it is also about the number of people who use them. For example, people would most likely choose a particular brand that his/her family or friends have been using.
If the number of people using the product increases, the more benefits the users gain. This is called the network externalities or also known as the network effect. A perfect example of this would be the telephone. Owning a telephone would be of no use if there are no other people using it. Meanwhile, if more and more people use a telephone, the more valuable it becomes because it would be convenient for people to communicate.
In one of the two major types of network externalities, the number of users of a product or a service has direct effects on its value. Some examples of this are telephones, fax machines, and all other communication services. Meaning, the value of a product does not depend on its quality but also on how much users it has.

PART B_3

Now, let’s review some words and sentences from part B_2.
(Please review the mispronounced words and sentences from part B_2.)

PART B_4

PART B_5

I will ask the following questions. Please answer based on the passage. I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.
(Please send the sentences that need grammar corrections to your student.)

PART B_6

1. What would people think about the popularity of products or services in general?
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2. Is the popularity of a product or service always about the quality?
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3. How would people most likely choose a particular brand?
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4. What would happen if the number of people using the product increases?
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PART B_7

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.)

PART B_8

PART C_1

Please construct sentences using each word below.

PART C_2

product Example: The store will introduce a new product.
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quality Example: The employee does quality work.
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benefit Example: The law will benefit the poor.
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gain Example: Martha wants to gain new friends from the camp.
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convenient Example: Sending text messages is more convenient than emails.
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PART C_3

Now, let’s review some words from part C_2.
(Please review the mispronounced words and expressions from part C_2.)

PART C_4

PART D_1

I will ask the following questions. Please answer based on your opinion. I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.
(Please send the sentences that need grammar corrections to your student.)

PART D_2

1. Do you agree that people should choose a particular product if many people use it?
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2. Do you think people should always prioritize the quality of a product?
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3. Do you believe everything you see in the advertisement? Why or why not?
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4. Do you agree that people should always see reviews first before buying a product?
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5. Why do you think people choose popularity over quality?
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6. What do you think should people always do first before buying a product?
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7. What do you think makes a product best?
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PART D_3

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.)

PART D_4