Judge a Book by Its Cover


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? One should never judge a person by external appearances. Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
    • In what ways do people judge others by their external appearance?
    • How can those situations have a negative impact?
    • In what ways does judging a person by their external appearance have value?


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
prejudice (n) preconceived opinion not based on the fact
She formed a prejudice against him without getting to know him.
appearance (n) the way someone looks
She loved her own appearance so much that she carried a mirror around with her at all times.
external (adj) belonging to the outer surface
They didn’t go in because of the ugly external walls of the building.
shallow (adj) not using serious thought
Since he never put forth an effort, they considered him to be shallow.
conclude (v) arrive at a decision
You need to know the facts before you can conclude something.
predispose (v) make someone inclined to a particular behavior
She was predisposed to like him since he was so nice to her.
frighten away (expression) scare someone off
His grumpiness frightened away the children.
give off (expression) behave in a way that makes others think of you in a certain way
She gave off an unpleasant character of being too uptight.
hold over (expression) have a grudge against someone
She wanted to hold over his previous comments on him.
deck out (expression) dress or decorate in a special way
With the party that evening, the ballroom was decked out in the most beautiful flowers.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“Outer beauty pleases the eye. Inner beauty captivates the heart.”
― Mandy Hale


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

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