Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. Good morning, everyone. Today we are going to talk about DOING A SMALL BUSINESS.
Before we begin, I’d like to ask you some questions.
1. Who have ever done a small business? What is it
2. What makes you do that business?
You can refer to the sample answer:
Without looking at the video script, please complete some missing words.
I ____________ doing a small business a few years ago by selling snacks. I bought snacks from a whole seller, and then I offered them to my ____________. It means I was a reseller because I didn’t produce the food.
It is because of pandemic. There has been social distancing during pandemic, so going out to buy things including snacks was not as ____________ as it used to be. There were many kids who lived in my neighbourhood, and because of my business, they could buy some snacks from me ____________ leaving their housing complex.
Please complete the blanks. Do you have the same answers with a classmate next to you? Compare your answers with your partner and then watch the video to confirm by watching the following video:
2. There were many kids who lived in my neighbourhood, and because of my business, they could buy some snacks from me without leaving their __________complex
3. Prices are going up recently and I need extra money for my __________and vacation
4. My parents let me use the garage without renting it, the __________and water supply are freely available too.
5. My mother has some kitchen utensils, such as stoves and frying pans that I can borrow, and she also lends me __________to serve my customers
6. My main menu is various noodles, but we also offer coffee, tea, fruit juice, and fish __________ to increase my profits
Interview a friend with the following questions:
After finishing your interview, watch the sample interview and complete the missing blanks without looking at the video script. However, you may read some parts of the video script only when you find difficulties:
Prices are going up recently and I need extra __________. With extra money from my business, I can save some money and buy things necessary for my education. Although I am running a small business, my priority is my __________.
It is just a small business, because I sell __________noodles in a garage of my house. With capital only 800 thousand rupiahs I set up my garage to be a small but __________food stall.
First of all, my parents let me use the garage without __________it. I live with my parents, so the electricity and water supply are freely available. My mother has some kitchen utensils, such as stoves and frying pans that I can borrow. She also lends me items such as tables, chairs, cutlery, bowls and plates to serve my customers. I just need to buy the food __________or noodles, menu booklets and a simple poster for my food stall.
It starts at one P.M. and finishes at 10 P.M. I __________my customers in my food stall only four hours, between 5 P.M. and 10 P.M. because my sister and my mother are in charge from one PM to 5 P.M. It means that I can still manage my __________because I study at my college from 10. A.M to 2 P.M.
My __________menu is various noodles, but we also offer coffee, tea, fruit juice, and fish crackers. They can increase my profits, but it does not __________up too much energy to prepare and to serve.
Switch the role and make an interview again, but you can adjust or add the questions.
As you have finished making an interview, make a report of the interview result. Make some notes to prepare, and below are the examples. Watch a sample of reporting the result of an interview, when necessary, by watching the following video.
Watch a video clip and discuss the questions that follow. Neither look at the video script nor read the sample answers. However, you may replay or pause the video. You can also watch some vocabulary practices in this link when you need it.
Compare your answers in groups. Check your answers by completing some missing words. You can turn to complete sample answers only when you think it is too difficult.
Consumer ________ is impacted due to the Covid-19. As a consequence, it drives an extensive demand for ________ in the business sector in Indonesia.
Based on the ________, online purchasing has increased by around 14% since the pandemic. However, the ________ purchasing has decreased by 24%.
The ________ and digital ________ segment
They are increased demand from the ________ population, rising middle-class population, improvement in standard-of-living, and covid-induced ________ awareness among the elderly
It is because of the ________ of contracting COVID-19 at ________.
In your own words, please answer the following questions.
1.In your view, which business was impacted during Covid 19 pandemic in your city?
Help yourselves with extra vocabulary and useful expressions resources plus answers. Play, pause, or replay only when you think you need them. Add extra vocabulary or write useful expressions to prepare the project, and you may discuss the vocabulary only when you find difficulties with the meaning.
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However, you can skip this activity when you have sufficient vocabulary and useful expressions to develop your project, which can be a monolog, an interview, a conversation, or role-play.