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.
- Which would you choose: a high-paying job with long hours that would give you little time with family and friends or a lower-paying job with shorter hours that would give you more time with family and friends? Explain your choice, using specific reasons and details.
- What benefits would come with a job with long hours?
- What benefits would come with a job with shorter hours?
- What does it mean to have a work-life balance?
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.
|evaluation||(n) an estimation of something’s worth
The employees provided an evaluation of how well they were taken care of.
|well-being||(n) the state of being comfortable, taken care of
Their employee’s well-being was something the company took seriously.
|balanced||(adj) keeping good proportions
Since she worked convenient hours, she could keep her work and family life balanced.
|overwhelmed||(adj) feeling too much of an emotion
With his multiple jobs and trying to raise a family, he was quickly overwhelmed.
|prioritize||(v) designate as more important
She could better prioritize her responsibilities with a calendar.
|value||(v) consider something to be of importance
His family was something he greatly valued.
|pull through||(expression) make it through a difficult situation
She knew she could pull through this difficult working shift.
|kiss up to||(expression) try to get the favor of someone
To get more vacation days, he wanted to kiss up to his boss.
|lash out||(expression) react angrily
In exhaustion, he was tempted to lash out at his family.
|work your fingers to the bone||(expression) work on something with great intensity and at great cost
He was going to work his fingers to the bone since he never took a break.
Read the following quote out loud.
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”