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? A person should never make an important decision alone. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
- What do other people add to a decision-making process?
- When was a time you asked others for help in a decision?
- When was a time when you had to make a decision yourself?
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.
|settlement||(n) official decision to resolve an issue
After hours of conversation, they finally reached a settlement on the case.
|retort||(n) answer or comeback
His retort was rude and too straightforward for the situation.
|indecisive||(adj) not settling an issue
They were annoyed when he was always indecisive about small decisions.
|alone||(adj) having no one else present
She was nervous when she had to make a decision alone.
|collaborate||(v) work jointly on an activity
She found she was more confident when they could collaborate on a project.
|resolve||(v) make a choice from alternatives
They decided to resolve the issue with the third option.
|measure up to||(expression) achieve expectations
The advice she gave seemed to measure up to what others had told her.
|go through with||(expression) complete something you said you’d do
He was planning to go through with the new deal.
|lead on||(expression) falsely provide hope
His statement seemed to lead on that he knew the answer.
|bury the hatchet||(expression) stop fighting
They came to a resolution and decided to bury the hatchet and move on with their lives.
Read the following quote out loud.
“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson