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?
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.
|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.
Read the following quote out loud.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
― Marcel Proust