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.
- What do you want most in a friend – someone who is intelligent, someone who has a sense of humor or someone who is reliable? Which one of these characteristics is most important to you? Use reasons and specific examples to explain your choice.
- What qualities do you look for in a friend?
- Why are those qualities important to you?
- Which qualities do you see as a priority?
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.
|priority||(n) being treated as more important
The characteristic of reliable was more of a priority than intelligence.
|intelligence||(n) ability to acquire and share knowledge
Her friends had a high level of intelligence, which made their conversations interesting.
|reliable||(adj) consistently good in quality
She wanted a friend who was reliable and could depend on.
|humorous||(adj) causing lighthearted laughter
He loved how she was so humorous all the time.
|laugh||(v) express lively amusement
He always made me laugh till my stomach hurt.
|gather||(v) assemble for a purpose
They all had to gather in the kitchen for the announcement.
|fall for||(expression) intense attraction to someone or something
He couldn’t help but fall for the girl.
|give away||(expression) to distribute without expecting anything in return
Her friend was always willing to give away her clothes to anyone who had a need.
|leave out||(expression) not include something
She had to leave out the part that she had a temper.
|shoulder to cry on||(expression) someone to listen to your problems
She knew she was always there as a shoulder to cry on when life got difficult.
Read the following quote out loud.
“The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul.”
― Shauna Rodriguez