Jewelry or Concert?

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.

  • You have received a gift of money. The money is enough to buy either a piece of jewelry you like or tickets to a concert you want to attend. Which would you buy? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
    • What would make you want to choose the jewelry?
    • What would make you want to choose the tickets to a concert?
    • What would your family or friends want you to do?

Vocabulary

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.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
wealth (n) a large amount of money
What would you do with that amount of wealth?
budget (n) an estimate of income
He looked at his budget and realized it wouldn’t be possible.
affluent (adj) having a great deal of money
Her family was affluent, but she wanted to work for her money.
intuitive (adj) done based on intuition, one’s feeling
They had to make an intuitive decision on what to do with all the wealth they came away with.
experience (v) encounter an event
She wanted to experience life rather than accumulate things.
spend (v) pay out in buying goods or services
She couldn’t decide what to spend her money on.
blow off (expression) ignore
He blew her off when they were supposed to go shopping.
embark on (expression) start a project or journey
They were ready to embark on a great concert experience.
go back on (expression) break a promise
She couldn’t go back on what she told him she would get.
have sticky fingers (expression) be a shoplifter, thief
Since he didn’t have much money, he learned to get what he wanted by having sticky fingers.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.”
― John Ruskin

Wrap-up

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

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