Topic: Single Life

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Warm-up

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: single life. First, 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

bachelor (n) a man that is single; not married
A single man is called a bachelor.
bachelorette (n) a woman that is single; not married
A single woman is called a bachelorette.
unmarried (adj) a person who is not married
Unmarried people are sometimes happier.
freedom (n) act of being free; doing what and when you want
Some people enjoy the freedom of single life.
lifestyle (n) the way a person or group of people live
They enjoy a busy lifestyle.
lonely (adj) sad because you are not with other people
He’s lonely because he lives by himself.
alone (adj) without other people
She lives alone.
independent (adj) someone who isn’t controlled by others
He enjoys being independent.
date (n) a social meeting with another person
I have a date tonight with a friend.
divorce (v) to end a marriage legally; single again
They decided to get a divorce.

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. Do you think unmarried people are lonely? Why or why not?
  2. Tell me some disadvantages of being single.
  3. Tell me some advantages of being single.
  4. Why do some people remain single?
  5. Do you think single people work more than married people? Why or why not?
  6. Do you like to live alone? Why or why not?
  7. Are you a workaholic? Why or why not?
  8. Are you an independent or dependent person? Why?
  9. Do you think some single people want to be married? Why or why not?
  10. Is it better to be married or single? Why?

Wrap-up

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

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