If You Could Go Back in Time..


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.

  • If you could go back to some time and place in the past, when and where would you go? Why? Use specific reasons and details to support your choice.
    • What time periods interest you?
    • Why do those time periods interest you?
    • What things could you learn from time travel?


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
time machine (n) vehicle that could take you to another time
A time machine would open up many opportunities.
location (n) a place or position
He said he would go to any location at the beach if he could.
fictional (adj) not true
She wanted to go to a fictional location from her favorite book.
hypothetical (adj) involving or based on a suggested idea or theory
The place for time travel is a hypothetical question.
become (v) to begin to be or come to be something specified
I wonder what would become of the leader if she had a different family?
transport (v) to carry someone or something from one place to another
It would be so fun to transport to another time and place.
point out (expression) call attention to
The guide had to point out all the historical landmarks along the road.
do over (expression) repeat a job
Some people wish they could do certain things over.
look back on (expression) to reflect and think about a previous time
She looked back on her life with no regrets.
a trip/walk down memory lane (expression) an occasion when people remember or talk about things that happened in the past
e.g. My grandmother spends more time walking down memory lane these days than talking about the present.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“Ideas shape the course of history.”
― John Maynard Keynes


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

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