Moving in Search of Another Place


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 spend their entire lives in one place. Others move a number of times throughout their lives, looking for a better job, house, community, or even climate. Which do you prefer: staying in one place or moving in search of another place? Use reasons and specific examples to support your opinion.
    • What are the benefits of living your entire life in one place?
    • What are the benefits of moving through their lives?
    • Is there a balance between always moving and staying in one place?


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
prosperity (n) state of thriving, being prosperous
They sought out a life of prosperity for their family.
change (n) act of becoming different
He had a difficult time adapting to change.
established (adj) been in existence for a while
They had built and lived in their established home for decades.
alternative (adj) available as another option
Living in another state could be an alternative to quitting.
transfer (v) move from one place to another
The company transferred him to another state.
remain (v) stay in the place one has been occupying
The girl wanted to remain where she was.
stay put (expression) not move
She preferred to stay put in her hometown.
get across (expression) communicate effectively
They tried to get across the opportunities they would have if they moved.
have against (expression) disagree
He wondered what they had against moving another time.
rags to riches (expression) move from poverty to prosperity
She told the story of how they went from rags to riches with their hard work.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”
― Lyndon B. Johnson


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

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