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.
- It has recently been announced that a new high school may be built in your community. Do you support or oppose this plan? Why? Use specific reasons and details in your answer
- What would be some benefits to having a new high school in your community?
- What would be some negatives to having a new high school in your community?
- What could be a compromise between the two viewpoints?
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.
|clique||(n) small group of people with similar interests
Even teachers seemed to form their own cliques among their coworkers.
|dispute||(n) disagreement or argument
The teachers got into a heated dispute.
|argumentative||(adj) expressing diverging ideas
He came off as very argumentative in the discussion.
|academic||(adj) relating to learning
They just wanted a new academic building for their students.
|renovate||(v) return to a good state
The school would be renovated rather than totally rebuilt.
|unveil||(v) reveal or announce publically
They couldn’t wait to unveil the new park to the rest of the community.
|approve of||(expression) to agree with a decision
Does she approve of your actions?
|belong to||(expression) be a member of
They wanted to belong to the new school but they weren’t allowed to.
|break away||(expression) leave an organization
The other teachers decided to break away from the school and start their own.
|get a run for one’s money||(expression) receiving a challenge
The school dispute gave the principal a run for his money in having to make difficult decisions.
Read the following quote out loud.
“Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.”
― Guy Finley