Statues to Honor A Famous Person


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.

  • Your city has decided to build a statue or monument to honor a famous person in your country. Who would you choose? Use reasons and specific examples to support your choice.
    • What significance does a statue bring?
    • What kind of person would you want to honor in a statue?
    • What has this person done that you would want to honor them?


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
memorial (n) something established to remind someone of a person or event
There was a memorial built for all those who lost their lives in the war. 
replica (n) exact copy or model of something
The monument was designed to be an exact replica of the CEO of the nonprofit. 
respectful (adj) feeling or showing deference
When they walked past the memorial, they were respectful of what it represented.
prominent (adj) famous
Monuments aren’t built for anyone but usually someone prominent in culture. 
honor (v) high respect
She believed the monument would honor the president well.
celebrate (v) acknowledge with a gathering or honor
Monuments are designed to celebrate those who have made an influence in our lives.
go after (expression) try to achieve something
The person he wanted to honor was someone who would go after any challenge he found. 
bring up (expression) raise someone
She wanted to honor her mother as she was the one who could bring up any number of children.
point out (expression) indicate with your finger
Her grandpa is easy to point out since he is so tall. 
lost touch (expression) stop being in contact with someone, not have an ability any longer
After several years apart, the two simply lost touch with each other. 

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”
― Kofi Annan


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

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