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 were asked to send one thing representing your country to an international exhibition, what would you choose? Why? Use specific reasons and details to explain your choice.
- What are some characteristics of your country?
- What are some traditions or practices that you would want to highlight?
- Why is it important to share about your country?
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.
|exhibition||(n) a public display of works of art
The exhibition at school was intended to celebrate everyone’s culture.
|memento||(n) an object kept as a reminder or souvenir
She set out her mementos that her grandmother had kept for years.
|intercultural||(adj) occurs between people of different cultures
It’s important to celebrate intercultural communication when learning from other people.
|memorable||(adj) easy to remember, special
The cultural food she made for the event was a memorable experience for everyone.
|express||(v) convey in words, gestures or other action
The collection of blankets that her grandma made expressed the bright colors her culture used often.
|display||(v) make a prominent exhibition of something
She thought long and hard about what she should display about her culture.
|show off||(expression) set out to be admired
She couldn’t wait to show off the new dance moves she had learned.
|take after||(expression) resemble in character
From the family photos, it was clear that she takes after her mother.
|draw up||(expression) to write out or generate
He wanted to draw up some of the letters his grandma wrote him when he was young to share at the event.
|culture shock||(expression) sudden feeling of surprise when confronted with another culture
When she traveled to a new country, she experienced a culture shock she wasn’t expecting.
Read the following quote out loud.
“Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.”
― Jawaharal Nehru