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.
- Many teachers assign homework to students every day. Do you think that daily homework is necessary for students? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
- What are the benefits of having daily homework?
- What are the disadvantages of having daily homework?
- How does daily homework benefit students?
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.
|assignment||(n) a task or work assigned to someone
The students always had a new assignment to complete for the next day.
|classroom||(n) a room where students are taught
They couldn’t wait to get back inside the classroom after break.
|busy||(adj) having a great deal to do
Her daily homework kept her very busy during the week and weekends.
|required||(adj) officially compulsory
The reading was required before she could go to class the next day.
|force||(v) bring about through effort or coercion
Her parents had to force her to finish her work before she could play.
|peruse||(v) read something carefully
She perused the book while taking notes.
|hand out||(expression) distribute
The student wanted to hand out the worksheets to his classmates.
|call out||(expression) expose or point out
She was asked to call out the top painters of the era in her paper.
|brush off||(expression) ignore, pay little attention
Since he’d rather play with his friends, he would often brush off his homework assignments.
|A for effort||(expression) praise for someone who put forth their best in their work
Even though there were some errors, the teacher said she had an A for effort.
Read the following quote out loud.
“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”
― Anthony J. D’Angelo