英語での提案の仕方を学びましょう (CBS B - Lesson 2 - Making Suggestions) (Level: TOEIC 500-600)

 

Goal: Learn how to make suggestions and offer feedback in meetings!

 

Lesson 2: Making Suggestions

外国からのお客様を観光案内するにはどこがいいですか? お勧めする理由は?

Where is a good place to take a foreign visitor sightseeing? Why do you think so?

In this lesson you will learn how to:

1. Make suggestions
提案する

2. Express partial disagreement
部分的な不賛成を伝える

3. Encourage opinions
意見を促す

 

 
Dialogue:
 

Listen to the dialogue audio first before reading the text.

Situation: Marshall is chairing a meeting. The subject is how to market their new product. Laurel, Ian, and Erina are offering their opinions.

マーシャルは会議の議長をしています。議題は新製品の販促方法です。ローレル、イアン、そしてエレナが意見を述べます。


 

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Marshall: Okay. Now, let’s decide how we should market this product. I’d like to hear everyone’s opinion.

さて、それではこの商品をどのように売り込んでいくか決めましょう。みなさんの意見を伺いたいと思います。

Laurel: I really think we should advertise heavily. Why don’t we get a famous actor to be our spokesperson?

絶対に大々的な広告宣伝を打つべきだと考えます。有名な俳優にスポークスマンになってもらうのはどうでしょう。

Ian: That could work, or how about a popular singer?

それも効果的でしょう。もしくは人気歌手では?

Marshall: Hmm... Those sound like pretty good ideas. What does everyone else think?

うーん、どちらもよさそうですね。他のみなさんはどう思われます?

Erina: A spokesperson is a great idea; however, we are marketing to the Asian and European markets. I propose we get a person who is popular in both regions.

スポークスマンというのも良い考えですが、我々はアジアとヨーロッパの市場への導入を検討中なのです。それら両地域で人気のある人物でなければなりません。

Marshall: Well, what do you suggest?

誰がいいと思いますか。

Erina: Instead of a famous actor, why don’t we use an athlete?

有名な俳優ではなく、アスリートを起用してはいかがでしょう

Marshall: Hmm… an athlete. That’s a good idea. Do you think so too, Laurel?

うーん、アスリートか、いいアイデアですね。ローレル、あなたは賛成ですか。

Laurel: I’m not 100% convinced that an athlete is better than an actor. Actors appeal to a broader range of people.

俳優よりアスリートの方が良いということに100%納得しているわけではありません。俳優の方が幅広い消費者に訴えますよ

Ian: I can see your point,, but we can get two different athletes: one for the Asian market, and one for the European market.

おっしゃることはごもっともですが、一人がアジア向け、一人がヨーロッパ向けというふうに 二人の異なるタイプのアスリートを起用することも可能ですよ。

Erina: I was thinking the same thing!

私も同じことを考えていました!

Laurel: Yeah, that’s not a bad idea. It should work.

そうですね、それはなかなかよさそうですね。きっとうまくいきますよ。

Marshall: So, we all agree then. Let’s take a short break and then move on to new business.

では全員賛成ですね。少し休憩をとってから次の議題に移りましょう

 
Points to remember:
 

 Never be afraid to ask someone to repeat what they said! 

In business meetings conducted in English, you may not catch or not understand everything that was said. It is always better to interrupt the speaker and ask them to repeat what they said, rather than not knowing. It is okay to interrupt, and ask the speaker, "Excuse me, could you say that again please?" or "I'm sorry, I didn't catch that."  

 
Cultural Awareness:
 

Using Feedback Phrases  

Using feedback phrases shows that you are interested and encourages others to expand on their ideas. Common phrases include (1) Really? (2) Is that so? (3) That’s a good idea! (4) I like it! and (5) Tell me more!

関心を示し、相手が意見を述べやすいように促すために、次のような言い回しを入れます。(1) Really? (2) Is that so? (3) That’s a good idea! (4) I like it! (5) Tell me more!
 
 
Useful Expressions:
 

意見を求める Encouraging Opinions
  • 皆さんのご意見を伺いましょう。
  • I’d like to hear what everybody thinks
  • 何か提案はありますか
  • What do you suggest?

 

提案する Making Suggestions
  • ~してはどうでしょうか。
  • Why don’t we V?
  • ~しましょうか
  • Shall we V?
  • ~するのはいかがでしょう
  • How about V-ing ?
  • それは高すぎると思います
  • I really think that it’s too expensive

 

賛成・反対意見を述べる Agreeing and Disagreeing
  • 全くの同感です。
  • I completely agree!
  • おっしゃることは分かりますが、同意しかねます
  • I can see your point, but I’m afraid I don’t agree.
  • 同じことを考えていました。
  • I was thinking the same thing. 
  • それはしない方がいいと思います。なぜなら...
  • We might not want to do that because.

 

 

 
 
Useful Vocabulary:
 

When in a meeting, commonly-used verbs such as "discuss" and "talk about" are quite weak. This is because they do not lead to the conclusion of a task. It is better to use stronger verbs, such as:

decide

recommend

choose

suggest

propose

For example, "We need to decide on the new location for our regional headquarters."  O   "We need to talk about the new location for our regional headquarters." X

 
Review Quiz:
 

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