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.
- Some people prefer to work for themselves or own a business. Others prefer to work for an employer. Would you rather be self-employed, work for someone else, or own a business? Use specific reasons to explain your choice.
- What are the benefits of being self-employed?
- What are the benefits of working for someone else?
- What are the benefits of owning your own business?
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.
|entrepreneur||(n) someone who operates a business
To be an entrepreneur, it helps to be ambitious about your dream.
|employee||(n) someone paid for their work in wages
After owning her own business, she had to re-learn what it meant to be an employee of a large organization.
|self-employed||(adj) working for oneself as a freelancer
She wanted to be self-employed and set her own schedule.
|hard-working||(adj) tending to work with energy and commitment
Employers like hard-working employees.
|hire||(v) employ for wages
He hired the man on the spot.
|succeed||(v) achieve the desired aim or result
She knew she had what it took to succeed in the job.
|move up||(expression) adjust one’s position
He wondered if one day he would move up in the company.
|keep on||(expression) continue to do something
She knew that she just needed to keep on doing her own work.
|end up||(expression) to finally reach a place, state or action
He wasn’t sure which company he would end up in.
|work for peanuts||(expression) work for very little compensation
Even though he had been there for years, he still felt that he worked for peanuts compared to his higher-paid co-workers.
Read the following quote out loud.
“Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.”
― Virat Kohli