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4.3.2 A Meeting with Mateo


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Published: 7.02.2024
Level 3   |   Time: 4:08
Accent: Brazilian, Polish

Beata has some difficulties while trying to discuss business with Mateo. 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 field [n] - an area of work or study, a profession
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ be fond of [exp] - like (something or someone) a lot
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a trade fair [n] - an event where companies show and sell their products
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a palace [n] - a large, grand house where a king or queen lives
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a program [n] - a paper or magazine that shows a list and explanation of events
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ get to [v] - start discussing, focus on

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



triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes


Pearson Business Partner - Beata Pearson Business Partner - Mateo
Beata Mateo
  • EvroMed is a British pharmaceutical (drug) company that is developing a new product called the Diab Sensor.
  • Jessica Scott is the CEO of EvroMed.
  • Daniel is a project manager at EvroMed.
  • Beata was recently hired to work on the project.
  • She is on a business trip in Rio.
  • Alex (one of her coworkers) warned Beata that Mateo was domineering and unfocused.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas


  1. Mateo thinks that Warsaw is one of the world's great capital cities.
    True
    False

  2. Beata's father works at the National Museum in Warsaw.
    True
    False

  3. Beata's mother is retired now.
    True
    False

  4. Mateo went to a trade fair in Warsaw last year.
    True
    False

  5. Beata doesn't know what building Mateo is talking about.
    True
    False

  6. Mateo was expecting Daniel to come on this trip.
    True
    False

  7. Mateo has been to Warsaw more than five times.
    True
    False

  8. Mateo met Jessica Scott in Warsaw.
    True
    False

  9. Beata has a program from an event at the Palace of Culture and Science.
    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.



  • Mateo:
    On a vacation last year. Great memories. What about your family? Are your parents in the same field as you, the healthcare business?
  • Beata:
    My parents?
  • Mateo:
    Yes. Are they in the healthcare business.
  • Beata:
    No, not at all. Mum had various jobs, but she's basically retired now. And Dad's a professor.
  • Mateo::
    Oh yes? Whereabouts?
  • Beata:
    Warsaw, the Chopin University of Music. He's a bit of a musical mastermind.
  • Mateo:
    The Chopin University? That's not too far from the National Museum.
  • Beata:
    You sound like you know Warsaw well.
  • Mateo:
    I adore Warsaw. It's one of the world's greatest cities. I've been there twice.
  • Mateo:
    Remind me, what's the name of the really tall building in the middle of the city? I went to a trade fair there once many years ago.
  • Mateo:
    Now, where were we?
  • Beata:
    I think you were talking about the Palace of Culture and Science.
  • Mateo:
    The Palace. That's it. That reminds me, I met Jessica Scott there for the first time. What was the event again? I think I still have a program somewhere around here. Want to see it?
  • Beata:
    Of course.
  • Mateo:
    Great. And don't worry, we'll get to the Diab Sensor in a moment.



triangle Grammar 문법 Gramática Gramática (question forms)


Directions: 1) Read these sentences from the video and choose the correct word to make a natural question. 2) Listen again and check your answers.

  • What (about) your family?
  • (Can) we move to the Diab Sensor?
  • (Are) your parents in the same field as you?
  • Which university (is) he at?
  • (Is) this a good moment to start talking about the Diab Sensor?
  • (Do) you know the one that I mean?
  • What (is) the name of that really tall building in the middle of Warsaw?
  • What (was) the event again?
  • Now, where (were) we?
  • (Do) you want to see it?
  • (Are) they in the healthcare business?


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

after / finish / story / vacation / Mateo / ask / Beata / family


After finishing a story about his vacation, Mateo asks Beata about her family.
After he finishes (telling) a story about his vacation, Mateo asks Beata about her family.



Sentence 2

Beata / father / work / Chopin / university / music / and / mother / basic / retire


Beata's father works at the Chopin University of Music, and her mother is basically retired.



Sentence 3

Mateo / ask / Beata / lot / question / Warsaw / and / refuse / get / down / business


Mateo asks Beata [lots/a lot of] of questions about Warsaw(,) and (he) refuses to get down to business.



Sentence 4

he / tell / Beata / he / even / meet / Jessica / Scott / trade / fair / Warsaw


He tells Beata (that) he even met Jessica Scott at a trade fair in Warsaw.



Sentence 5

Option A / Beata / get / frustrate / and / push / Mateo / start / disuss / Diab / Sensor / project


In Option A, Beata get frustrated and pushes Mateo to start disussing the Diab Sensor project.



Sentence 6

Option B / Beata / polite / and / patient / answer / all / Mateo / personal / question


In Option B, Beata politely and patiently answers all of Mateo's personal questions.



Sentence 7

Mateo / assure / her / they / will / get / Diab / Sensor / soon


Mateo assures her (that) they will get to the Diab Sensor soon.



triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión


  1. How did Beata's approach change between Option A and Option B? Which approach do you think was more effective?
  2. In the previous video, Alex says that Mateo is domineering, likes the sound of his own voice, and is difficult to keep on track. Do you agree? How would you describe Mateo?
  3. Is Mateo being unprofessional by focusing on personal topics at the beginning of the negotiation? Do you think any of his questions crossed the line (were offensive)?
  4. Beata wants to get right down to business. Mateo wants to make small talk. Which negotiation style is more common in your country (or in your company)? Can you give some examples?
  5. Which negotiation style do you prefer? Why?
  6. In [ this video clip ], Beata reflects on both conversations. What does she say? Do you agree with her assessment?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto


Option A

Mateo: On vacation last year. Great memories. What about your family? Are your parents in the same field as you, the healthcare business?

Beata: Uh, no. Dad is a professor. Mum worked various jobs, but she's basically retired now. Can we move to the Diab Sensor?

Mateo: Which university?

Beata: Excuse me?

Mateo: Your father, the professor. Which university is he at?

Beata: Warsaw, the Chopin University of Music.

Mateo: Ah, Chopin University! That's not too far from the National Museum. I know Warsaw well. It's one of the world's great capital cities.

Beata: I'm very fond of the place too. Anyway, the Diab Sensor...

Mateo: There will be plenty of time for that later. Remind me, what's the name of that really tall building in the middle of Warsaw? I went to a trade fair there once many years ago.

Beata: Is this a good moment to start talking about the Diab Sensor?

Mateo: Relax. We'll come to that later. Back to the tall building. Do you know the one that I mean?

Beata: The Palace of Culture and Science?

Mateo: The Palace, that's it. That reminds me, I met Jessica Scott there for the first time. What was the event again? I think I still have a program somewhere around here. Do you want to see it? Don't worry. We'll get to the Diab Sensor in a moment.

Beata: Matteo, I really think we should get to the Diab Sensor now. We don't have long to talk.

Mateo: If you insist, fine. I just thought you would be interested in the program, that's all. Before I forget, tell me again why Daniel couldn't come.


Option B

Mateo: On a vacation last year. Great memories. What about your family? Are your parents in the same field as you, the healthcare business?

Beata: My parents?

Mateo: Yes. Are they in the healthcare business?

Beata: No, not at all. Mum had various jobs, but she's basically retired now. And Dad's a professor.

Mateo: Oh yes? Whereabouts?

Beata: Warsaw, the Chopin University of Music. He's a bit of a musical mastermind.

Mateo: The Chopin University? That's not too far from the National Museum.

Beata: You sound like you know Warsaw well.

Mateo: I adore Warsaw. It's one of the world's greatest cities. I've been there twice. Remind me, what's the name of the really tall building in the middle of the city? I went to a trade fair there once many years ago.

Mateo: Now, where were we?

Beata: I think you were talking about the Palace of Culture and Science.

Mateo: The Palace, that's it. That reminds me, I met Jessica Scott there for the first time. What was the event again? I think I still have a program somewhere around here. (Do you) Want to see it?

Beata: Of course,

Mateo: Great. And don't worry, we'll get to the Diab Sensor in a moment.



Reflection A: Wow, we certainly had very different approaches. In the end, Mateo seemed a little unhappy when I took control of the conversation. I tried again and again to bring him back to the diode sensor, but he wanted to talk about other subjects. I see what Alex meant about multitasking.

Reflection B: He liked to talk a lot, but as Alex said, it really was best to go with the flow. I didn't want to seem rude or uninterested even though I really wanted to discuss the Diab Sensor. Mateo has a very different way of handling meetings to (from) me, and I had to respect that.