Never Satisfied

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.

  • Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? People are never satisfied with what they have; they always want something more or something different. Use specific reasons to support your answer.
    • What are some reasons to be satisfied with what you have?
    • What are some reasons to be dissatisfied with what you have?
    • Which attitude tends to be more positive?

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
desire (n) strong feeling of wanting
His desires included a large boat with endless food and drink.
wealth (n) an abundance of valuable possessions
Despite his enormous wealth, he was still dissatisfied with his life. 
satisfied (adj) contented, pleased
Even though he didn’t have much money, he was satisfied with what was given him.
thankful (adj) feeling pleased and relieved
She was thankful for all that she had with her family.
covet (v) yearn to possess or have
She coveted the success that he had. 
crave (v) feel a powerful desire for something
After not eating for several hours, she craved a granola bar.
bank on (expression) to base your hopes on someone or something
He was banking on his friends to bail him out. 
figure out (expression) to understand, find the answer
She needed to figure out what would make her happy.
get over (expression) to recover from
She had to get over the fact that she couldn’t travel like her sister. 
add insult to injury (expression) to make matters worse
By complaining what she didn’t have, she only added insult to injury in making the situation worse. 

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“To be content doesn’t mean you don’t desire more. It means you’re thankful for what you have and patient for what’s to come.”
― Tony Gaskins

Wrap-up

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

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