Art vs. Environment


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.

  • A company is going to give some money either to support the arts or to protect the environment. Which do you think the company should choose? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
    • What is the value of supporting the arts?
    • What is the value of protecting the environment?
    • What could be a way to incorporate both?


Skip this section if you have a 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
habitat (n) natural home or environment of something
They worked hard to protect the habitats of the endangered species.
philanthropy (n) the desire to promote the welfare of others
When you have a lot of money, it’s easy to do philanthropy work.
creative (adj) relating to original ideas
The arts use the ability to be creative in situations.
generous (adj) showing the readiness to give
Whatever organization was asking for money, she always found herself being very generous with her wealth.
disburse (v) pay out
She knew the time to disburse her monthly payment was coming soon.
donate (v) give to a good cause
He was glad to donate to the nonprofit organizations that were supporting the community.
add up (expression) make a satisfactory explanation for something
They tried to add up the costs of supporting the arts or the environment.
bog down (expression) slowly make progress
She became bogged down in the pages and pages of paperwork she had to complete.
give out (expression) stop working
Her hand eventually had to give out from working so hard.
green thumb (expression) a natural talent for growing plants
Her green thumb helped her to grow her amazing garden that amazed her neighbors.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a gift and not giving it.”
― William Arthur Ward


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

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