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 believe that the Earth is being harmed (damaged) by human activity. Others feel that human activity makes the Earth a better place to live. What is your opinion? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
- In what ways could human activity harm the earth?
- In what ways could human activity benefit the earth?
- Could there be a balance between the two?
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.
|pollution||(n) the introduction of something that is harmful for the environment
With the increase in car travel, there was more pollution in the air.
|advantage||(n) something that puts someone in a favorable position
His biology background gave him an advantage in helping their community.
|harmful||(adj) likely to cause harm
Smoking can be very harmful for your lungs.
|beneficial||(adj) favorable or advantageous
He thought it was beneficial they were being conscious of the environment.
|misuse||(v) use something for the wrong purpose
People sometimes misuse natural resources.
|rescue||(v) save from danger
He made it his mission to rescue his neighborhood tree.
|be out of||(expression) have no more left
Soon, they’ll be out of money to save for the organization.
|break down||(expression) stop working
The wood started to break down because of the harsh weather.
|fight off||(expression) resist something
We had to fight off the mosquitos during our camping trip.
|every cloud has a silver lining||(expression) good things come after bad
Even though the house had burned, he realized that every cloud has a silver lining when they could get new things.
Read the following quote out loud.
“Look deep into nature and you will be able to understand everything better.”
― Albert Einstein