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 that progress is always good? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
- In what ways does progress benefit you?
- In what ways does progress not benefit you?
- What are some examples from history that support your point?
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.
|progress||(n) forward or onward movement
She wondered if progress was always a good thing in making things better.
|hurdle||(n) obstacle or hindrance
Although they faced several hurdles during their long project, they finally succeeded.
|innovative||(adj) featuring new methods
The kids were so innovative in their new creations.
|constructive||(adj) serving a purpose
She was always willing to receive constructive criticism to become better at what she was doing.
|advance||(v) move forward in a purposeful way
They asked her to advance their project to the next level.
|experiment||(v) try something out to determine a conclusion
He had to experiment with several outcomes.
|try out||(expression) attempt to do something
We had to try out several solutions before we found one that worked.
|rise above||(expression) not be affected by something negative
She knew she could rise above any challenge she faced.
|sign on||(expression) agree to participate
Although he was reluctant to join, he finally decided to sign on to the project.
|cover a lot of ground||(expression) get a lot of things done, learn a lot
With so much to learn, it’s important to cover a lot of ground during each session.
Read the following quote out loud.
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”
― Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.