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.
- You have been told that dormitory rooms at your university must be shared by two students. Would you rather have the university assign a student to share a room with you, or would you rather choose your own roommate? Use specific reasons and details to explain your answer.
- What would be some benefits of being assigned a roommate?
- What would be some benefits of choosing your roommate?
- Which method would better prepare you for success at school?
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.
|decision||(n) a conclusion reached after a discussion
She had to make a decision soon of whether she wanted to choose or be assigned a roommate.
|boundary||(n) a limit of an area or activity
Before the year began, they both set boundaries for the room.
|respectful||(adj) feeling or showing respect
He wanted his roommate to be respectful of his space.
|cordial||(adj) friendly, kind
She didn’t care who her roommate was as long as she was cordial and didn’t touch her things.
|designate||(v) allocate or assign
The leaders designated the girl with the tattoos as her roommate.
|choose||(v) to select or pick from a group
She wanted to choose who her roommate would be so she wouldn’t have any surprises.
|deal with||(expression) handle or take care of
He knew that no matter their issues, he could deal with his new roommate.
|check in||(expression) to register at a location
Her hands were shaking as she checked in to her dorm room.
|come forward||(expression) to present oneself
When the selection started for roommates, she was asked to come forward to receive her number.
|fair-weather friend||(expression) someone who only remains a friend when things are going well
In a tough situation, she needed someone more than a fair-weather friend to get her through.
Read the following quote out loud.
“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”
― Walter Winchell