In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: success. 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.
|goal||(n) something you are trying to do or achieve
My goal is to be an English teacher.
|hard work||(adj + n) a lot of effort
It takes a lot of hard work to be successful.
|focus||(n) main purpose or interest
Her focus is on finding a job.
|passion||(n) a strong feeling of excitement about doing something
Some students have a passion for learning English.
|push myself||(expression) go farther than I think I can go
I push myself to be a successful artist.
|volunteer||(v) to help others without being paid money
She volunteers to help the homeless.
|failure||(n) lack of success
His restaurant was a failure.
|confidence||(n) a feeling that you can do something well; succeed
Have confidence in your English speaking.
|open-minded||(adj) willing to consider ideas and opinions
You should be open-minded about your future.
|under pressure||(expression) being stressed because of having too much to do
Sometimes people are under pressure to succeed.
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.
- Tell me about one of your successes.
- Tell me about one of your failures.
- Tell me about one thing that has or had you under pressure.
- Have you ever volunteered? If yes, tell me about it. If no, do you want to and why?
- Do people have to fail to be successful? Why or why not?
- Do you have confidence in your English skills? Why or why not?
- Do people learn from their failures? Why or why not?
- Tell me about one of your goals in life.
- Is it difficult for you to focus? Why or why not?
- Tell me about a famous person who failed.