Daily Homework

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.

  • 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?

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
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.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”
― Anthony J. D’Angelo

Wrap-up

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

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