Contribution by Artists vs. Scientists

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.

  • It is generally agreed that society benefits from the work of its members. Compare the contributions of artists to society with the contributions of scientists to society. Which type of contribution do you think is valued more by your society? Give specific reasons to support your answer.
    • What benefits have artists brought to society?
    • What benefits have scientists brought to society?
    • In what ways are both contributions important?

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
contribution (n) gift or payment to a fund
She wondered what kind of contribution she could make to her community.
society (n) community of people living in an area
They wanted to bring an important change to society
artistic (adj) revealing creative skills
She didn’t consider herself artistic until she took an art class.
beneficial (adj) favorable or advantageous
They wanted to do something that would be beneficial to the rest of society.
create (v) bring something into existence
She loved to create things with her hands.
innovate (v) make changes to something established
Ever since he was a kid, he wanted to innovate a new product.
pass around (expression) share with others
Just so the students could see it better, the artist passed around her creation.
run by (expression) allow others to review
Before the scientist made the presentation, he wanted to run it by his mentor.
speak out (expression) express one’s feelings frankly
The artist knew she could use her art to speak out against violence.
in the bag (expression) certainly likely to occur
He barely studied for his art exam since he knew he had a perfect score in the bag.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist as we grow up.”
― Pablo Picasso

Wrap-up

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

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