Literature vs. Science


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.

  • Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? It is more important for students to study history and literature than it is for them to study science and mathematics. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
    • What is your favorite subject to learn about?
    • What are the benefits of learning about history and literature?
    • What are the benefits of learning about science?


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
curriculum (n) the subjects comprising a course of study in school
The curriculum contained lectures and assignments relating to a variety of subjects for students to learn.
understanding (n) the ability to comprehend something
He came to the understanding that they would not all agree on which school subject was most interesting.
scientific (adj) based on the methods used in science
The assignment contained a lot of scientific language she had to work to understand. 
historical (adj) belonging to the past, what happened in history
He was very interested in the historical events of the war.
memorize (v) to commit to memory
She read the book so many times that she wanted to memorize the entire thing. 
perceive (v) be aware or conscious of
They perceived that the students weren’t interested in the assignment due to their lack of focus.
chew on (expression) to think about something for a time
She needed to chew on some of the information before making a decision.
hand out (expression) to distribute, give
The presenter handed out the worksheet to get started on.
look into (expression) research, investigate
The teachers wanted to look into what subject students were most interested in.
hit the books (expression) to study and work hard
As exams were approaching, he decided it was time to hit the books and start his research project.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.”
― Dr. Seuss


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

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