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 say that the Internet provides people with a lot of valuable information. Others think access to so much information creates problems. Which view do you agree with? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
- What benefits does the Internet bring?
- What negatives does the Internet bring?
- What is your experience in using the Internet?
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.
|Internet||(n) global computer network
He didn’t know how he could get his work done without access to the Internet.
|network||(n) group of interconnected things or people
She knew there had to be someone in her network with whom she could connect with.
|connected||(adj) joined together
With the Internet, we can be connected to our friends in Africa.
|informative||(adj) providing useful or interesting information
The Internet is an informative resource for finding information.
|overwhelm||(v) give or get too much of something
The excess information on the Internet can easily overwhelm the average reader.
|ascertain||(v) find something out for certain
She had to ascertain that the rumors weren’t true.
|send word to||(expression) give someone information or facts
With the Internet, she found it easy to send word to her friends that she’d be swinging by later.
|rack up||(expression) acquire a lot of something
He could rack up a lot of information for his paper with just a few hours at the library.
|switch on||(expression) start a machine or electrical device
He couldn’t wait to switch on the old computer to start working.
|piece of cake||(expression) something done very easily
Research has become a piece of cake with resources like search engines on the Internet.
Read the following quote out loud.
“We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.”
― Stephen Hawking