Valuable Lessons in Life


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.

  • Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Most experiences in our lives that seemed difficult at the time become valuable lessons for the future. Use reasons and specific examples to support our answer.
    • What difficult experiences have you worked through?
    • What difficult experiences have you seen others work through?
    • How have you learned from those experiences?


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
lesson (n) a thing learned by experience
Going through difficulties can teach you a lesson about life.
purpose (n) the reason for which something is done
Soon you’ll be able to see the purpose of the experience.
significant (adj) sufficiently great
What is one event that has been significant for you?
valuable (adj) extremely useful or important
She knew that losing her job would be valuable at some point.
prosper (v) flourish, make successful
Changing companies allowed him to prosper in what he loved.
discover (v) become aware of
Without moving, she wouldn’t have discovered her love for the outdoors.
learn from (expression) gain insight based on something
It’s always helpful to learn from our mistakes.
believe in (expression) feel confident about
To succeed, she needed to believe in her abilities.
come across (expression) the way people perceive someone or something
She hoped she didn’t come across as pushy or aggressive.
larger than life (expression) attracting special attention
Her larger than life personality was a little overwhelming at times.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
― C.S. Lewis


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

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