Intelligence vs. Sense of Humor


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.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
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.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul.”
― Shauna Rodriguez


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

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