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? Teachers should be paid according to how much their students learn. Give specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
- What are the benefits of how teachers are paid now?
- What are some issues that are apparent in how teachers are paid?
- If you were a teacher, how would you think it would be best to be paid?
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.
|salary||(n) a fixed regular payment expressed as an annual sum
The teachers wondered how their salary would be configured with the new policies.
|performance||(n) the action of carrying out a specific task
At the start of the year, the teachers were told their pay would be based on the students’ performance on the tests.
|fair||(adj) in accordance with the rules and standards
The principal wanted to do what was fair and treat all the teachers the same.
|experienced||(adj) having knowledge or skill in a particular area
The experienced teachers tended to do better in the classroom than the brand new teachers.
|negotiate||(v) obtain or bring about by discussion
With frequent discussions, he was confident they could negotiate on something.
|compete||(v) strive to gain or win something by establishing superiority over others
With tight budget cuts, it seemed as if she had to compete with her coworkers.
|abide by||(expression) to follow or respect the rules
The teacher asked his students to abide by the rules so they could all have a great year together.
|look forward to||(expression) to wait for or anticipate
Every year, she looked forward to the first day of school to meet all her new students.
|pay off||(expression) yield good results
She hoped that all the work she put in in school would pay off in the end.
|do the dirty work||(expression) do the unpleasant or challenging tasks that no one wants to do
As a teacher and a parent, she often did the dirty work when no one else would step up.
Read the following quote out loud.
“Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.”
― Charles Kuralt