Live Performance vs. TV

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.

  • Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Attending a live performance (for example, a play, concert, or sporting event) is more enjoyable than watching the same event on television. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
    • In what ways is a live performance enjoyable?
    • In what ways is an event on television enjoyable?
    • What events are better viewing in each method?

Vocabulary

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
showing (n) performance of a specialized quality
There were so many movie showings to choose from.
rendition (n) performance or interpretation
The dancer did her own rendition of the famous scene.
live (adj) at a particular performance, not a recording
She preferred to watch live performances rather than the movie version.
captivating (adj) capable of attracting and holding attention
She thought the movie was captivating and suspenseful.
perform (v) present to an audience
He loved to perform in front of people.
engage (v) occupy or attract someone’s attention
The actor’s job was to engage the audience.
lighten up (expression) be less serious
There was a lot of comedy to lighten up the dramatic scenes.
move along (expression) develop or progress
The drama had to move along at an interesting pace.
nod off (expression) fall asleep
The performance wasn’t interesting so he began to nod off.
be in the limelight (expression) the center of attention
She was so dramatic that she enjoyed being in the limelight with everyone watching her.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“We aren’t in an information age. We’re in an entertainment age.”
― Tony Robbins

Wrap-up

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

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