What Would You Study?

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.

  • If you could study a subject that you have never had the opportunity to study, what would you choose? Explain your choice, using specific reasons and details.
    • What areas interest you?
    • What areas of study do not interest you?
    • How would you encourage others to study this subject if you had to?

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
discipline (n) the practice of training people to obey, field of study
They could choose whatever discipline they wanted to look into more. 
knowledge (n) facts, information and skills
He had the knowledge to be able to take the test and do well.
curious (adj) eager to know or learn things
She had a curious mind about how the world worked.
intuitive (adj) based on what feels to be true
They came to the intuitive conclusion that they could study whatever they wanted.
inquire (v) ask for information from someone
She wanted to inquire about how she could get more books.
study (v) devote time and attention to gaining knowledge
He chose to study late into the night before school.
ask around (expression) inquire from a lot of people
With a curious mind, she asked around of what she could learn next.
build on (expression) use something good to achieve more
With her previous class on animals, she could build on that knowledge as she took a zoology class.
get in on (expression) become involved
With a fascination for stars, she wanted to get in on a job at the planetarium. 
cover a lot of ground (expression) discuss a lot of topics
She had to cover a lot of ground by reading several books in a short amount of time. 

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“What we learn with pleasure we never forget.”
― Alfred Mercier

Wrap-up

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

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