Lesson 34: The Most Memorable Person in Your Life

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Dialogue

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: the most memorable person in your life. First, read the following dialogue out loud with your tutor, then switch roles and try again. 

Kevin and Dorothy are talking about memorable people.

Kevin:
Dorothy, who is the most memorable person in your life?
Dorothy:
My grandfather is the most memorable person in my life.
Kevin:
Why do you admire him?
Dorothy:
He’s generous, kind, and helpful. Who is the most memorable person in your life?
Kevin:
A lot of people say a family member is the most memorable. For me, it’s my best friend. He’s always there for me.
Dorothy:
He sounds really unforgettable. Do you have a sports star you find memorable?
Kevin:
Yes, Pele is memorable to me. Not only is he a great football player, he is a caring person.
Dorothy:
I love Pele too! Do you have an actor or musician who you find memorable?
Kevin:
There are so many, but Al Pacino is probably the most well-known.
Dorothy:
One of my high school teachers is a memorable person in my life. She is a great mentor.

Vocabulary

Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

memorable (adj) very good or interesting and worth remembering
I took a memorable vacation to Bermuda.
grandfather (n) the father of your father or mother
My grandfather always gives me money.
admire (v) to feel respect for someone or something
I admire my mother for her hard work.
generous (adj) showing kindness for others; freely giving and sharing
My tutor is generous with his time.
always there for me (phrase) an expression to say someone helps you when you need it
Every time I need help, you are always there for me.
unforgettable (adj) very special and difficult or hard to forget
The student had an unforgettable time studying English in London.
caring (adj) someone who is kind and has concern for others
His mother is a very caring person.
musician (n) a person who plays music or is musically talented
The musician is a talented guitar player.
well-known (adj) someone who is known by many people; sometimes famous
Her father is a well-known doctor.
mentor (n) someone who teaches or gives advice to a younger person
The professor is a mentor to many students.

Exercise

Practice answering the following questions with your tutors. You can use the sample answers to come up with your own answer.

  1. What are people well-known for?
    1. Some musicians are well-known for their songs.
    2. World leaders can be well-known for their leadership.
    3. Your answer:
  2. Why are people unforgettable?
    1. Unforgettable people are caring and generous. For example, they are people who like to help others.
    2. Some people are unforgettable because they treat others with respect.
    3. Your answer:
  3. Tell me about a memorable vacation.
    1. My wife and I went to Phuket, Thailand for our honeymoon. We had a memorable time together.
    2. I studied English in the USA. It was memorable because I met new friends.
    3. Your answer:
  4. How do mentors treat people special?
    1. Mentors take the time to help you. They want to see you succeed.
    2. Some mentors guide you in the right direction. They give you good advice.
    3. Your answer:
  5. How can people be generous?
    1. Some people are generous with their money. They donate to organizations to help people.
    2. My parents are generous to their friends. They help watch their young children sometimes.
    3. Your answer:

Conversation

Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  1. Who’s the most memorable person in your life? Why?
  2. Tell me about a memorable time in your life.
  3. Tell me about a person who is always there for you.
  4. Who is your mentor? Why?
  5. Could people be memorable for doing bad things? Why or why not?

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

 

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