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2.3.2 Asking Questions


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Published: 6.25.2024
Level 3   |   Time: 3:56
Accent: British, Polish

Beata tries to find out more about EvroMed at the induction meeting. You will see two versions (Option A & Option B) of the same situation.
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triangle Directions 목표 Direcciones Instruções


  1. READ the VOCABULARY + BACKGROUND

    It is important to read the vocabulary and background before you watch the video. This will improve your ability to understand the video. It will also help you understand how the new vocabulary is used naturally.

  2. WATCH the VIDEO

    The first time you watch the video, just try to understand the overall situation.

  3. ANSWER the QUESTIONS

    First, try to answer all the questions from memory. Then rewatch the video and try to answer the questions that you missed.

  4. WATCH and READ the SCRIPT

    Watch the video again while you read the script. Reading and listening at the same time will help you hear each individual word and improve your listening accuracy.

  5. DO the ACTIVITIES

    There are several different activities that focus on listening accuracy, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure.

  1. LEA el VOCABULARIO y ANTECEDENTES.

    Es importante leer el vocabulario y los antecedentes antes de ver el video. Esto mejorará su capacidad para comprender el video. También le ayudará a comprender cómo se usa el nuevo vocabulario de forma natural.

  2. VER el VIDEO

    La primera vez que vea el video, intente comprender la situación general.

  3. RESPONDE a las PREGUNTAS

    Primero intente responder todas las preguntas de memoria. Luego, vuelva a ver el video e intente responder las preguntas que se perdió.

  4. MIRAR Y LEER

    Mire el video nuevamente mientras lee el guión. Leer y escuchar al mismo tiempo lo ayudará a escuchar cada palabra individual y mejorará su precisión auditiva.

  5. HACER LAS ACTIVIDADES

    Hay una serie de actividades diferentes que se centran en la precisión auditiva, la pronunciación, el vocabulario, la gramática y la estructura de las oraciones.

  1. 어휘와 배경 읽기

    비디오를 보기 전에 어휘와 배경을 읽는 것이 중요합니다. 이렇게 하면 비디오를 이해하는 능력이 향상됩니다. 또한 새로운 어휘가 어떻게 자연스럽게 사용되는지 이해하는데 도움이됩니다.

  2. 비디오 보기

    비디오를 처음 볼 때 전체 상황을 이해하려고 노력하세요.

  3. 문제에 답하기

    먼저 모든 질문에 답을 해보세요. 그런 다음 비디오를 다시보고 놓친 질문에 답해보세요.

  4. 비디오 보면서 대본 읽기

    대본을 읽는 동안 비디오를 다시 보세요. 읽기와 듣기를 동시에 하면 각각의 단어를 듣고, 듣기 정확도를 향상시킬 수 있습니다.

  5. 액티비티 하기

    듣기 정확도, 발음, 어휘, 문법 및 문장 구조에 초점을 맞춘 다양한 액티비티가 있습니다.

  1. LER o VOCABULÁRIO + FUNDO

    É importante ler o vocabulário e o histórico antes de assistir ao vídeo. Isso melhorará sua capacidade de entender o vídeo. Também ajudará você a entender como o novo vocabulário é usado naturalmente.

  2. ASSISTA ao VÍDEO

    Na primeira vez que assistir ao vídeo, tente entender a situação geral.

  3. RESPONDA às PERGUNTAS

    Primeiro, tente responder todas as perguntas de memória. Em seguida, assista novamente ao vídeo e tente responder às perguntas que você errou.

  4. ASSISTA e LEIA o SCRIPT

    Assista ao vídeo novamente enquanto lê o roteiro. Ler e ouvir ao mesmo tempo ajudará você a ouvir cada palavra individualmente e a melhorar sua precisão auditiva.

  5. FAÇA as ATIVIDADES

    Existem várias atividades diferentes que se concentram na precisão auditiva, pronúncia, vocabulário, gramática e estrutura da frase.

triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulário Vocabulario


  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a consensus [n] - a general agreement among everyone in a group
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ prick your finger [exp] - make a small hole in your finger, usually to get a drop of blood
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ blood sugar levels [exp] - the amount of sugar in your blood
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a breakthrough [n] - a major discovery or new idea
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ glucose [n] - sugar in your blood
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ analyze [v] - look at something carefully to understand it better
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a patch [n] - a small piece of material that sticks to your skin
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a remote monitor [n] - a device that receives information from a sensor and displays it
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ pain-free [adj] - not painful
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ diabetes [n] - a disease where your body can't control blood sugar
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the palm of your hand [exp] - the inside part of your hand
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a prototype [n] - the first model of something new
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ handy [adj] - nearby, easy to access
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the assembly process [n] - the steps to put something together.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ components [n] - the parts of machine or a device
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a plant [n] - a factory
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ enthusiasm [n] - strong excitement or interest
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ initially [adv] - at the beginning
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ innovative [adj] - new and creative
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ I bet... [v] - I think..., I guess...
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ interrupt [v] - stop someone when they are talking

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb,  [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression



triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes


Pearson Business Partner - Beata Pearson Business Partner - Jessica
Beata Jessica
  • Beata just started working at EvroMed.
  • EvroMed is a pharmaceutical (drug) company located in Manchester, England.
  • Jessica is the CEO.
  • You will see two versions (Option A & Option B) of the same situation.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas


  1. The Diab Sensor requires patients to prick their fingers multiple times a day to check blood sugar levels.
    True
    False

  2. The Diab Sensor analyzes the patient's glucose level through a patch on the skin.
    True
    False

  3. The Diab Sensor fits in the palm of your hand.
    True
    False

  4. The Diab Sensors are assembled in China.
    True
    False

  5. Option A: Jessica encourages Beata to ask more questions.
    True
    False

  6. The initial reaction to the Diab Sensor product has been positive.
    True
    False

  7. Option B: Jessica wants the meeting participants to research similar products in medical journals.
    True
    False

  8. Option B: Carol is Jessica's assistant.
    True
    False



triangle Dialogue Practice 대화 연습 Prática de Diálogo Práctica de diálogo


Directions: Practice reading the script. Then Hide parts of the conversation and try to repeat the script from memory.

Instrucciones: Practica leyendo el guion. Luego haz clic en Hide para ocultar algunas de las expresiones y trata de repetir la conversación de memoria.

Instrucciones: Pratique lendo o roteiro. Em seguida, clique em Ocultar para esconder algumas das expressões e tente repetir a conversa de memória.

지시 사항 : 스크립트를 읽는 연습을 하세요. 그런 다음 Hide 를 클릭하여 일부 표현을 숨기고 대화를 기억해서 반복해 보세요.



  • Jessica:
    Please feel free to ask questions as we go along.
  • Man:
    What can you tell us about the product? It sounds very innovative.
  • Jessica:
    Good question, and it is very innovative. But here's a quick question for you first: Who hates the sight of blood? I bet we're all scared of spiders too.
  • Jessica:
    Anyway, imagine you hate the sight of blood, but you have to prick your finger several times a day just to check your blood sugar levels.
  • Beata:
    Yes, sorry to interrupt, Jessica.
  • Jessica:
    That's okay. Please go ahead.
  • Beata:
    When you say blood sugar, do you mean glucose?
  • Jessica:
    Glucose. Exactly. Yes.
  • Woman 1:
    Ah, good. Thanks. I was wondering about that too.
  • Jessica:
    So, as I was saying, no more pricking of fingers. The Diab Sensor uses a sensor to read the patient's glucose level. It collects the data through a patch on the skin and then sends it to a remote monitor.
  • Jessica:
    Basically, it's a reliable and pain-free way to manage diabetes.
  • Woman 2:
    How big is it?
  • Jessica:
    Small, handheld. It weighs about 35 grams. How about I pass around a prototype for you to have a look?
  • Beata:
    Excuse me, Jessica, can I just ask... I understand the components are made in China. Is that right?
  • Jessica:
    Yes, they are made in China. But we assemble the product here in our Manchester plant, just across there, in fact. Any more questions?
  • Woman 1:
    What was the reaction to the product?
  • Jessica:
    Very positive, actually. There are several articles in medical journals. I can send you some links.
  • Woman 1:
    That would be great, thanks.
  • Jessica:
    So, no more questions? All right then. My assistant Carol will be here soon, and she'll take you to meet the production team.


triangle Grammar 문법 Gramática Gramática (question forms)


Directions: 1) Read these sentences from the video and choose the question form that you think fits best. 2) Listen again and check your answers.


  • (How does) the new product work?
  • (Who hates) the sight of blood?
  • When you say blood sugar, (do you mean) glucose?
  • (Does anyone) have any other questions?
  • How big (is it) ?
  • (Would) anyone like to see it?
  • Why (don't you) assemble the product in China?
  • What (was) the reaction to the product?
  • (What can you) tell us about the product?
  • (Is that) right?


triangle Sentence Building 문장 만들기 Construção de sentença Construcción de oraciones [ ? ]

Summary

This activity is designed to improve sentence accuracy and complexity. Most students can produce the key content words in a sentence. However, they have difficulty with accuracy because the functional words are difficult or can seem unimportant. This activity will help learners eliminate problems with these functional words by giving them immediate feedback on the mistakes they are making. It will also help students develop their use of more natural, varied and complex sentence structures.

TIP: Say the sentence out loud. Notice the types of mistake you make often. Focus on those types of errors. (singular/plural, subject-verb agreement, article use, prepositions, gerunds and infinitives, noun clauses, adjective clauses, word order, and word forms.)

Resumen

Esta actividad está diseñada para mejorar la precisión y complejidad de las oraciones. La mayoría de los estudiantes pueden producir las palabras clave del contenido en una oración. Sin embargo, tienen dificultades con la precisión porque las palabras funcionales son difíciles o pueden parecer poco importantes. Esta actividad ayudará a los alumnos a eliminar problemas con estas palabras funcionales al brindarles retroalimentación inmediata sobre los errores que están cometiendo. También ayudará a los estudiantes a desarrollar su uso de estructuras de oraciones más naturales, variadas y complejas.

CONSEJO: Diga la oración en voz alta. Observe los tipos de errores que comete con frecuencia. Concéntrese en ese tipo de errores. (singular / plural, concordancia entre sujeto y verbo, uso del artículo, preposiciones, gerundios e infinitivos, cláusulas sustantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, orden de las palabras y formas de las palabras).

요약

이 액티비티는 문장의 정확성과 복잡성을 개선하기 위해 고안되었습니다. 대부분의 학생들은 문장에서 핵심 내용 단어를 생성 할 수 있습니다. 그러나 기능적 단어가 어렵거나 중요하지 않은 것처럼 보일 수 있기 때문에 정확성에 어려움이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 실수에 대한 즉각적인 피드백을 제공함으로써 이러한 기능적 단어의 문제를 제거하는 데 도움이 됩니다. 또한 학생들이 보다 자연스럽고 다양하며 복잡한 문장 구조를 사용하는 데 도움이 됩니다.

팁 : 문장을 크게 말하세요. 자주 저지르는 실수 유형과, 이러한 유형의 오류에 집중하세요. (단수 / 복수, 주어-동사 일치, 관사 사용, 전치사, 동명사 및 부정사, 명사절, 형용사절, 어순 및 단어 형태)

Resumo

Esta atividade foi desenvolvida para melhorar a precisão e a complexidade das frases. A maioria dos alunos pode produzir as palavras-chave do conteúdo em uma frase. No entanto, eles têm dificuldade com precisão porque as palavras funcionais são difíceis ou podem parecer sem importância. Esta atividade ajudará os alunos a eliminar problemas com essas palavras funcionais, dando-lhes feedback imediato sobre os erros que estão cometendo. Também ajudará os alunos a desenvolver o uso de estruturas de sentenças mais naturais, variadas e complexas.

DICA: Diga a frase em voz alta. Observe os tipos de erro que você comete com frequência. Concentre-se nesses tipos de erros. (singular/plural, concordância sujeito-verbo, uso de artigos, preposições, gerúndios e infinitivos, cláusulas substantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, ordem das palavras e formas das palavras.)


Directions: Write sentences about the video clip using the words given. You can change the word form or add words, but you cannot change the word order. Use a present time frame (tense).

Instrucciones: Escriba oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de la palabra o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa el tiempo presente.

Instrucciones: Escribe oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de las palabras o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa tiempo presente.

지시 : 주어진 단어를 사용하여 비디오 클립에 대한 문장을 씁니다. 어형을 변경하거나 단어를 추가할 수 있지만 어순은 변경할 수 없습니다. 현재 시제를 사용합니다.



Sentence 1

at / begin / meeting / Jessica / invite / participant / ask / question / as / they / go / along


At the beginning of the meeting, Jessica invites the participants to ask questions as they go along.



Sentence 2

Beata / ask / how / new / product / work


Beata asks (her) how the new product works.



Sentence 3

while / Jessica / answer / question / Beata / interrupt / ask / what / blood / sugar / mean


While Jessica is answering [the/her] question, Beata interrupts (her/Jessica) (in order) to ask (her/Jessica) what blood sugar means.



Sentence 4

Diab Sensor / work / by / analyze / patient / glucose / level / through / patch / skin


The Diab Sensor works by analyzing [the/a] patient's glucose level through a patch on [the/their] skin.



Sentence 5

patch / then / send / data / remote / monitor


The patch then sends the data to a remote monitor.



Sentence 6

next / Beata / ask / how / big / it


Next, Beata then asks (Jessica) how big it is.



Sentence 7

she / also / want / know / why / they / assemble / component / U.K. / instead / China


She also wants to know why they [assemble/are assembling] the components in the U.K. instead of (in) China.



Sentence 8

clear / frustrated / Jessica / encourage / some / other / participant / ask / questions


Clearly frustrated, Jessica encourages some of the other participants to ask (some) questions.



Sentence 9

in / second / video / Beata / apologize / interrupt / before / ask / her / questions


In the second video, Beata apologizes for interrupting before asking (her) questions.
In the second video, Beata apologizes for interrupting before she asks (her) questions.



Sentence 10

she / also / give / other / participant / chance / ask / questions


She also gives the other participants (more of) a chance to ask questions.



triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión


  1. Can you explain how the Diab Sensor works in your own words?
  2. Why do you think EvroMed has chosen to assemble the product in Manchester instead of China?
  3. What could be some reasons for sourcing components from China? Can you think of at least three?
  4. They got some positive feedback on the Diab Sensor from medical journals. How else could the company effectively publicize its product (a very specific medical device)?
  5. How did Jessica handle the questions from Beata and other participants? What could she have done differently?
  6. In Option A, do you think Beata was rude or unprofessional? If so, how?
  7. In Option B, how did Beata come across? What language and expressions did she use to seem more polite?
  8. In [ this video clip ], Beata reflects on both meetings. What did she say? Do you agree with what she said?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto


Option A

Jessica: Please feel free to ask questions as we go along.

Beata: How does the new product work?

Jessica: Good question. Who hates the sight of blood? Wow, it's not often meetings come to a consensus so quickly.

Jessica: Now imagine you have to prick your finger several times a day just to check your blood sugar levels. With the Diab Sensor, you don't have to. It's a real breakthrough.

Beata: Sorry, Jessica. When you say blood sugar, do you mean glucose?

Jessica: Yes, that's right.

Beata: And how does it work?

Jessica: It analyzes the patient's glucose level. A sensor collects the data through a patch on the skin and then sends it to a remote monitor. Basically, it's a reliable and pain-free way to manage diabetes. Does anyone have any other questions?

Beata: How big is it?

Jessica: Small. It fits in the palm of your hand, weighs about 35 grams. I actually have a prototype handy. Would anyone like to see it?

Beata: And the assembly process? I understand it's made in China?

Jessica: The components come from China, yes, but we assemble the product at our plant here in Manchester, just across there, in fact.

Participant: Sorry, Jessica, if I could just...

Beata: Why don't you assemble the product in China? Isn't it cheaper?

Jessica: Beata, I like your enthusiasm, but maybe someone else has a question? Please, yes, go ahead.

Participant: What was the reaction to the product?

Jessica: Very good initially.


Option B

Jessica: Please feel free to ask questions as we go along.

Participant: What can you tell us about the product? It sounds very innovative.

Jessica: Good question, and it is very innovative. But here's a quick question for you first: Who hates the sight of blood? I bet we're all scared of spiders too.

Jessica: Anyway, imagine you hate the sight of blood, but you have to prick your finger several times a day just to check your blood sugar levels.

Beata: Yes, sorry to interrupt, Jessica.

Jessica: That's okay. Please go ahead.

Beata: When you say blood sugar, do you mean glucose?

Jessica: Glucose. Exactly. Yes.

Participant: Ah, good. Thanks. I was wondering about that too.

Jessica: So, as I was saying, no more pricking of fingers. The Diab Sensor uses a sensor to read the patient's glucose level. It collects the data through a patch on the skin and then sends it to a remote monitor. Basically, it's a reliable and pain-free way to manage diabetes.

Participant: How big is it?

Jessica: Small, handheld. It weighs about 35 grams. How about I pass around a prototype for you to have a look?

Participant: Excuse me, Jessica, can I just ask... I understand the components are made in China. Is that right?

Jessica: Yes, they are made in China. But we assemble the product here in our Manchester plant, just across there, in fact. Any more questions?

Beata + Participant: Yes. I'd like...

Jessica: Yes. Please. go ahead.

Participant: Thanks. What was the reaction to the product?

Jessica: Very positive, actually. There are several articles in medical journals. I can send you some links.

Participant: That would be great, thanks.

Jessica: So, no more questions? All right then. My assistant Carol will be here soon, and she'll take you to meet the production team.



Reflection A: I probably asked too many questions, I think. But to be honest, no one else seemed very interested, which is a shame because it's a really innovative product. My mom has Type 1 diabetes, and this device would make her life so much easier. It's also one of the reasons I wanted to do this graduate program. But yes, Jessica was getting a little irritated by my interruptions. I should be more careful about that next time.

Reflection B: That went really well. I had so many things I wanted to ask, but it was important to let others speak too. Such a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. I think I'm really going to enjoy working with these guys.