Traveling in Group or Solo?

Conversation

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 like to travel with a companion. Other people prefer to travel alone. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.
    • If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
    • When you travel, do you enjoy having a plan or deciding along the way?
    • What frustrates you about traveling?

Vocabulary

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.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
map (n) a picture or chart that shows the rivers, mountains, streets in a particular area
Will you bring a map along when you hike?
itinerary (n) the places you go to or plan to go on a journey
We forgot our itinerary on the kitchen counter, but we decided to make an adventure of it.
spontaneous (adj) done or said in a natural and often sudden way without a lot of thought or planning
Our trip to Spain with a spontaneous decision once we bought the tickets.
alone (adj) without anyone or anything else: not involving or including anyone or anything: separate from other people or things
Traveling alone makes me learn new things I never would have imagined.
traverse (v) to move across an area
I wanted to traverse the trail with just me and my thoughts.
collaborate (v) to work with another person or group in order to achieve or do something
In order to find our next stop, we need to collaborate our efforts.
read over (expression) peruse, look through
Did you read over the agenda before we left? 
plan out (expression) to set a schedule in detail
Whenever we travel, I plan out all the details. 
talk through (expression) discuss
Before we start packing, there are some things to talk through.
last straw (expression) final problem in a series of problems and issues
If they don’t agree with this one final decision, that’s the last straw.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

Traveling is not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like breathing.”
― Gayle Foreman

Wrap-up

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

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