After a quick greeting, 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.
- Some people prefer to work for a large company. Others prefer to work for a small company. Which would you prefer? Use specific reasons and details to support your choice.
- Do you enjoy working in a busy environment or a more quiet setting?
- What are some things you enjoy most about work?
- Do you find value in knowing all your coworkers or satisfied in knowing a select few?
Skip this section if you have 15 minute plan. 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.
|preference||(n) a feeling of liking or wanting one person or thing more than another person or thing
What is your preference of either a small or large company?
|promotion||(n) the act of moving someone to a higher or more important position or rank in an organization
The supervisor gave the employee a promotion for his good work.
|ambitious||(adj) having a desire to be successful
The ambitious employee asked for a pay raise after her job change.
|fulfilled||(adj) feeling happy and satisfied about life
When you choose a job, you want to be fulfilled in your position.
|advance||(v) to move forward
She had to make a decision if she was going to advance her career.
|change||(v) to become different
The small business needed to change the way they did sales.
|work up||(expression) to develop something
He had to work up the courage to ask his supervisor.
|bring up||(expression) mention a topic
The employee wanted to bring up his salary.
|leave out||(expression) omit, neglect to include
The manager left out the part where they don’t eat together.
|climb the ladder||(expression) continue your job in receiving promotions and higher pay
It’s often easier to climb the ladder at a company where they value their employees.
Read the following quote out loud.
“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.”
― Ann Landers