Tour Guide

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.

  • Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The best way to travel is in a group led by a tour guide. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
    • What value does a tour guide bring to an adventure?
    • Is a tour guide always necessary?
    • What can you do with a tour guide that you can’t do when you travel alone?

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
tour (n) journey where several places are visited
His tour included several stops along the river.
expedition (n) a journey or voyage taken by a group of people
She was thankful to have a knowledgeable guide on their expedition.
informative (adj) providing useful or helpful information
Since he had studied for quite a while, our guide was very informative about the history of the location.
privileged (adj) having special rights or advantages
With a guide, we were privileged to be able to go into new places.
guide (v) show or indicate the way
He was kind to guide us to the right way in the park.
entertain (v) provide amusement or enjoyment
She loved to entertain the groups that she led.
go around (expression) to follow a circular path
The guide told us we could go around the barrier as a shortcut.
head toward (expression) to move in the direction of something
We could head toward the beach after we finished our lunch.
talk into (expression) convince someone to do something
They had to talk him into going on the trip.
in the same boat (expression) in similar circumstances
It was comforting to know that we were all in the same boat when it came to losing our luggage.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
― Marcel Proust

Wrap-up

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

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