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.
- Learning about the past has no value for those of us living in the present. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
- In what ways would learning about the past have value?
- In what ways would learning about the past not have value?
- Describe a time when you learned something about the past.
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.
|background||(n) situations of a previous time
She had to explain her educational background in the interview.
|past||(n) a previous time or era
What kind of past did she have?
|thoughtful||(adj) showing consideration for others
He was so thoughtful in how he treated his younger siblings.
|valuable||(adj) of great worth or significance
Experiences are very valuable things to learn from.
|reflect||(v) think carefully or deeply about
Take a minute to reflect on your journey thus far.
|experience||(v) encounter or undergo
She wanted to experience all that she could during her trip.
|mull over||(expression) think about extensively
Could I mull over my answers a little longer?
|own up||(expression) admit to
He asked her to own up to her mistakes.
|read up on||(expression) research
She wanted to read up on the history of her city.
|draw a blank||(expression) get no response from a question
He drew a blank and didn’t know what the correct answer was.
Read the following quote out loud.
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
― Soren Kierkeggard