Discovery in 100 Years

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.

  • What discovery in the last 100 years has been most beneficial for people in your country? Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.
    • What research has had a large impact on you?
    • What has changed the course of your history?
    • How has this discovery changed your country?

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
discovery (n) the act of finding or learning something for the first time
People are always awaiting the next big discovery that can help their communities.
breakthrough (n) a sudden increase in knowledge, understanding; an important discovery that happens after trying for a long time to understand or explain something
After years of research, they finally had a breakthrough in their search for a cure.
developing (adj) growing larger or more advanced
The developing businesses are creating new opportunities.
original (adj) happening or existing first at the beginning
The original documents didn’t make it in the fire.
find (v) to discover something or someone without planning or trying to
They had to find a new plan after their first plan didn’t work.
enlighten (v) to give knowledge or understanding to someone; to explain something
He enlightened the class of the reason why vaccines were invented.
take after (expression) resemble
The new plans were to take after the original design.
break through (expression) make or force a way through a barrier
The researchers needed to break through a lot of barriers to overcome their challenges.
look up (expression) research, find
He was interested to look up what the origin of the cookie was.
light-bulb moment (expression) a moment of sudden realization, enlightenment, or inspiration
After working through the problem for hours, she finally had a light-bulb moment and figured it out.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
― Marcel Proust

Wrap-up

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

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