Free College Education

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.

  • Some people believe that a college or university education should be available to all students. Others believe that higher education should be available only to good students. Discuss these views. Which view do you agree with? Explain why.
    • What are the benefits of offering college to all students?
    • What are the disadvantages of offering college to all students?
    • What would be the criteria for determining who a good student is?

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
quota (n) a limited or fixed amount of something
The student body was made up of a certain quota of people.
admission (n) process of being entered in or allowed
Admission to the school was not an easy process.
educational (adj) relating to education
The boy always wanted to read educational books when he was younger.
restrictive (adj) imposed by limitations
The school down the road had a restrictive admissions process.
prevent (v) keep something from happening
She wanted to prevent students from wasting their money on tuition.
allow (v) give permission to do something
She allowed them to play after they finished their homework.
count for (expression) be recognized as important
Extracurriculars count for a lot in the application.
follow through (expression) the continuing of an action till completion
He always followed through on his promises.
keep out (expression) prevent from entering
The new policy had to keep out the students who wouldn’t pass their classes.
hit the books (expression) to study hard
To be a good student, you may need to sometimes hit the books rather than hang out with your friends.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“Education is the passport for the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
― Malcolm X

Wrap-up

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

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