Never, Never Give Up


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.

  • The expression “Never, never give up” means to keep trying and never stop working for your goals. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
    • In what situations is it helpful to follow this expression?
    • In what situations is it not helpful to follow this expression?
    • Are there limits to this expression?


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
goal (n) object of someone’s ambition
Whatever your goal, chase after it.
journey (n) long process, travel
They knew that this journey would be a difficult one.
undecided (adj) not authoritatively determined
She was undecided of whether she would continue.
motivated (adj) have a motive for someone
She was motivated to win the competition.
persevere (v) continue in a course of action
Despite the challenges, she persevered and won the race.
concede (v) accept something after resisting it
She would never concede on her conviction.
give up (expression) cease making an effort
Her dad always told her never to give up.
scale back (expression) make something smaller than intended
He realized he needed to scale back his expectations.
shy away (expression) shrink, retreat
She wasn’t one to shy away from danger.
pull yourself together (expression) calm down
After he was afraid, he pulled himself together and got to work. 

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“Winners never quit and quitters never win.”
― Vince Lombardi


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

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