Realty Agent’s/ Egent’s Peppers / Papers, Clarifying Mispronunciation and Misunderstandings in Workplace Dialogues,” was written by Norma Landa Flores, M.A. Speech Communication for teacherspayteachers.com. This Dialogue meets Common Core Curriculum standards as it serves as an Oral Communication Lesson, Pronunciation Lesson, provides Workplace Situation Questions for Discussion and Competency-Based Criteria & Speaking Proficiency Assessment forms. This PDF digital download lesson is suitable for students in grades 10-12 & Adult ESL.
The 9 page Workplace Oral Communication Dialogue & Pronunciation Improvement Lesson is presented as follows: Page 2 features the dialogue for Stating & Clarifying Lack of Understanding in a Real Estate dialogue featuring the words, “Paint/Pent, Sprayed/Spread and Paper/Pepper.” It also includes specific instructions of how to articulate & contrast 2 Vowel sounds: [ ɛ ] Pent / spread / pepper [ eɪ ] Paint / Sprayed / Paper
Page 3 is the Multiple Choice Questions for Discussion part featuring questions about the content of the Workplace Dialogue on page 2. Students are given an opportunity to discuss their choice with a partner & explain why it was an appropriate answer, given the dialogue’s Real Estate situation & goal of sharing understanding for neighborhood safety purposes.
Page 4 is the Articulation Assessment page containing six sentences stressing the two vowels in the lesson. Students meet in dyads to assess each other’s appropriate pronunciation and score themselves from Excellent to Dangerous communication skills observed.
Page 5 is the Communication Competency Pronunciation Assessment Standards chart describing levels of proficiency and how they affect clear, competent communication.
Pages 6-9 The Appendix, offers suggestions for the Teacher/Facilitator of this lesson.
The colorful, Realty Business illustrations make this lesson come alive. Students will feel the spirit of collaboration for a clear, business life profit sharing cause, as they read the dialogue and discuss the answers. Make Realtor’s responsibilities more than just a day to sign a contract. Make sure that both buyers and sellers understand all of the details and get the best deal they can. Remember, the realtor is supposed to help protect his/her client’s interests and not confuse them with mispronunciations of vital Real Estate business terms!