Risk Taker

Conversation

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.

  • Some people like to do only what they already do well. Other people prefer to try new things and take risks. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.
    • What benefits are there in doing what you do well?
    • What benefits are there in taking risks?
    • What value comes with being willing to take risks?

Vocabulary

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
confidence (n) feeling or belief that you can rely on someone
She entered the room with confidence that she was going to do well.
chance (n) possibility of something happening
She wondered what the chance of rain was for the day.
risky (adj) full of the possibility of danger
Skydiving can be seen as a risky activity.
uncertain (adj) not able to be relied on
She was uncertain about the future.
risk (v) expose to potential harm or danger
She was afraid of risking her safety.
venture (v) dare to do something that may be dangerous
He was excited to venture out on a new adventure.
slow down (expression) be less active
She had to slow down before making any more decisions.
account for (expression) explain
Before she did anything, she had to account for all the possible options.
bank on (expression) count or rely on
He could bank on the fact that the ropes would be secure.
done at your own risk (expression) with the foreknowledge that there is implied danger
She knew that going swimming was at her own risk.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”
― Mark Zuckerberg

Wrap-up

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

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