Meet A Famous Person in History

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.

  • If you could travel back in time to meet a famous person from history, what person would you like to meet? Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.
    • Who are some people who interest you?
    • What eras of history really intrigue you?
    • Why would you want to choose this person to meet?

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
celebrity (n) the state of being famous or celebrated
The little girl wanted to meet a celebrity some
day to get her autograph.
era (n) a period of time that is associated with a particular quality, event, person,
The middle ages were a totally different era than what we live in today.
historical (adj) of or relating to history; arranged in the order that things happened or came to be
The historical document had all their names written in it.
famous (adj) known or recognized by very many people: having fame
Although her dad wasn’t famous, she would want to meet him from history.
time travel (v) the action of traveling through time into the past of the future
If people could time travel, we could meet whoever we wanted.
research (v) to study something carefully, to collect information about or for something
She said she wanted to meet the doctors who researched treatments for cancer.
meet up (expression) to come together with someone, either unexpectedly or as planned
He wanted to meet up before the meeting.
find out (expression) discover, learn
I would want to meet my great grandma to find out how she met her husband.
go back (expression) return to a place
She says she wants to go back to when her mother was born.
keep in touch (expression) in or into communication, possessing up-to-date knowledge
She wrote letters to her grandma every day to keep in touch.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

Wrap-up

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

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