Topic: Using Office Supplies

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Warm-up

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: using office supplies. First, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. 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

pen (n) a device that has ink to write or draw
I use a pen with black ink.
paper clip (n) a piece of wire bent into flat loops that are used to hold paper together
My documents are together with a paper clip.
file folder (n) a plastic or paper folded cover used to hold documents
I keep my important documents in a file folder.
stapler (n) a device used to attach papers
I use a stapler to attach my essay papers together.
staples (n – plural) u-shaped wires that go into a stapler
He needs to buy more staples for the stapler.
envelope (n) usually a rectangular paper container for a letter
You need to put the letter in the envelope.
calculator (n) an electronic device used to do math like adding and subtracting
She uses a calculator to add and subtract numbers.
scotch tape (n) clear material used to tape things together like paper
He used scotch tape to put the torn paper back together.
scissors (n – plural) a tool used to cut paper, plastic, etc
He used scissors to cut the paper into two pieces.
rubber band (n) a thin ring of rubber used to hold things together
She put a rubber band around the five pens.

Conversation

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.

  1. Which office supplies do you use?
  2. Where do you buy office supplies?
  3. What can scissors be used for?
  4. What can be kept in a file folder?
  5. Do you have an office in your home? If so, what do you use it for?
  6. Where can office supplies be stored?
  7. Tell me some more office supplies that are not mentioned above.
  8. Do you use a calculator? If so, what for?
  9. What do you use rubber bands for?
  10. Can you tell me some other kinds of tape?

Wrap-up

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

Topic: Feeling Sick

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Warm-up

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: feeling sick. First, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. 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

illness (n) a sickness or disease that makes you feel bad
She showed no signs of illness.
headache (n) a pain in the head
I have a headache. I’m going to lie down.
fever (n) when the body temperature goes up to high
My body is very hot. I think I have a fever.
stomachache (n) a pain in the stomach
My stomach hurts. I have a stomachache.
flu (n) a common disease caused by a virus; body aches, fever, and feel weak
I think I have the flu. I have a fever and body aches.
cold (n) an illness where you have a cough, feel tired, and sneeze
I don’t have the flu. I have a cold.
sore throat (n) when your throat is red and has pain; difficult to swallow
When you have a sore throat it’s hard to swallow food and drinks
vomit (v) sick to the stomach and the food and liquid comes out of your mouth
My stomach hurts. I think I’m going to vomit.
a runny nose (phrase) when a little liquid comes out of your nose
I need a tissue because I have a runny nose.
cough (n) to force air out of your lungs through your throat with a short, loud sound
When you cough, cover your mouth.

Conversation

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.

  1. Do you get a flu shot every year? Why or why not?
  2. What do you do when you have a cold?
  3. What do you do when you have a stomachache?
  4. Do you go to work or school when you are sick? Why or why not?
  5. Have you ever been sick in the hospital? If so, what was wrong with you?
  6. Do you think older people get sick more often? Why or why not?
  7. What types of medicine do you keep in your home?
  8. Is it important to eat healthy to prevent illnesses? Why or why not?
  9. Is it important to exercise regularly to prevent illnesses? Why or why not?
  10. When was the last time you were sick? What was wrong with you?

Wrap-up

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

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Topic: Insects

Warm-up

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: insects. First, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. 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

bug (n) another name for an insect
The bug is crawling on the floor.
butterfly (n) usually a bright-colored insect that can fly
There is a butterfly on the flower.
bee (n) a yellow and black colored insect that can fly and sting
A bee can sting you so be careful.
ants (n- plural) a very small insect that lives in a big group; red or black in color
Ants work together like an Army.
fly (n) a small flying insect that usually bothers people
The fly landed on my food.
spider (n) a small creature that has eight legs and makes a web
The spider catches other insects in its web?
grasshopper (n) an insect with long legs that are used for jumping
The grasshopper can jump very far.
cockroach (n) a black or brown insect that is usually found in homes
I saw a big cockroach in my kitchen.
ladybug (n) a small flying insect that has a round red back with dark spots
A ladybug does not sting.
worm (n) a long thin creature that is wet to the touch and has no legs
A worm lives in the ground.

Conversation

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.

  1. Which insects do you dislike? Why?
  2. Which insects do you like? Why?
  3. Have you ever been bitten or stung by an insect? If so, what happened?
  4. Are there any insects you fear? Why?
  5. What insects are in your country?
  6. Have you ever killed an insect? Why?
  7. Do you know what a fly swatter is?
  8. If you were an insect, which one would you be? Why?
  9. If you saw a spider, how would you react?
  10. Have you ever seen a scary movie about insects? If so, which one?

Wrap-up

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

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Topic: Types of Vehicles

Warm-up

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: types of vehicles. First, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. 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

sedan (n) a type of car with 2 or 4 doors; usually 4 or more people can sit in it
I drive a four-door sedan. It’s a Honda Accord.
hatchback (n) a type of car that the back door opens upward
He drives a hatchback. It’s a Ford Focus.
convertible (n) a type of car where the roof can be removed or lowered
We drive our convertible with the roof down.
pickup truck (n) a small truck with an open back and low sides
A pickup truck can carry lots of things in the back.
sports car (n) a low small car that is made for 2 people and goes really fast
He drives his sports car really fast.
minivan (n) a small van that is made for 5 or more people
They drive a minivan because they have 4 children.
sports utility vehicle (SUV) (n) a larger type of car that usually has power to all 4 wheels
An SUV can usually be driven on rough roads.
limousine (n) a very large and comfortable car driven by a professional driver for other people
The limousine will pick us up to go to dinner.
motorcycle (n) a vehicle with 2 wheels and a motor; made for 1 or 2 people
I ride my motorcycle when the weather is nice.
motor scooter (n) similar to a motorcycle but has a place to rest your feet and is smaller
A motor scooter is usually slower than a motorcycle.

Conversation

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.

  1. Do you have a vehicle? If so, what type?
  2. Do you prefer to drive or be a passenger? Why?
  3. If you could have any car, which one would you pick? Why?
  4. Do people drive good or bad in your country?
  5. At what age can you drive legally in your country?
  6. Do you like to buy new or used cars? Why?
  7. What are some other types of vehicles? (For example – compact car, police car, ambulance, tow truck, etc.)
  8. Do you like motorcycles? Why or why not?
  9. Is it dangerous to drive a vehicle in your city? Why or why not?
  10. Do you like to drive in a big city or the countryside? Why?

Wrap-up

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

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Topic: In the Bathroom

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Warm-up

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: in the bathroom. First, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. 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

bathroom sink (n) a bowl with a faucet; usually has hot and cold water
I use the bathroom sink to wash my hands?
shower (n) a device that sprays water on your body while you wash yourself
I prefer to take a shower than a bath.
shower curtain (n) plastic or cloth material so water does not get out of the shower
The shower curtain should be closed when you take a shower.
bathtub (n) a large container for a person to sit and wash their body

I use the bathtub to relax.

medicine cabinet (n) a cabinet usually with a mirror above the bathroom sink; to store medicines and other things
We keep medicines, soap, and shaving cream in the medicine cabinet.
toilet (n) a large bowl with a seat that is used to go to the bathroom
The toilet is usually next to the bathroom sink.
towel rack (n) a bar on which a towel is placed in the bathroom
I always put my towel on the towel rack to dry.
towel (n) a piece of cloth used to dry things like the body after a shower
If the towel is wet, put it on the towel rack to dry.
mirror (n) a piece of glass that you can see yourself in
I look in the mirror every day.
bath rug (n) piece of thick material put in front of the shower or bathtub to step on
A bath rug will help keep the floor dry.

Conversation

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.

  1. Do you prefer a bath or shower? Why?
  2. How do you feel after taking a bath or shower?
  3. Do you sing in the shower? If so, why?
  4. Do you take a short or long shower? Why?
  5. What are some things that are kept in a bathroom? (For example – blow dryer, soap, etc.)
  6.  What do you do in the bathroom? (For example – shave, shower, etc.)
  7. What are some things in a medicine cabinet? (For example – a razor)
  8. How many bathrooms are in your home?
  9. Does your shower have a glass door or shower curtain?
  10. Why is it important to keep a bathroom clean?

Wrap-up

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

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Topic: The Five Senses

Warm-up

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: the five senses. First, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. 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

touch (v) to put or hand or fingers on something
She likes to touch the soft blanket.
feel (v) to touch with your fingers or hand
Feel how soft her hair is.
sight (n) the act of seeing someone or something
He lost his sight because of the bright sun.
see (v) to notice or be aware of something with your eyes
see the car coming.
hear (v) to be aware of noise or sound
He hears the bell ringing.
sound (n) a noise you can hear
Do you like the sound of soft music?
smell (v) to use your nose to notice something in the air
I can smell the beautiful flowers.
odor (n) a smell
The odor smells bad.
taste (v) to have a flavor
I can taste the hot peppers.
flavor (n) the way food tastes
The flavor of the meat is delicious.

Conversation

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.

  1. What do you think is the most important sense? Why?
  2. What do you think is the least important sense? Why?
  3. How is your sight? What’s another word for sight?
  4. What is your favorite thing to see? Why?
  5. Which tastes do you like? (For example – sweet, spicy, bitter, sour, or salty)
  6. Do you like the smell of perfume or cologne? Why or why not?
  7. What are some things that smell good?
  8. What are some things that smell bad?
  9. What things do you like to touch?
  10. What are some sounds you like to hear?

Wrap-up

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

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Topic: Body Movements (verbs)

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Warm-up

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: body movements. First, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. 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

stretch (v) to move your arms, legs, and other body parts
When I get up in the morning, I always stretch my arms and legs.
bend (v) to move your body so it’s not straight
Sometimes people bend at the waist to exercise.
crawl (v) to move on your hands and knees
I had to crawl through the hole.
jump (v) to push your body upward into the air or over something
Can you jump over the water
wave (v) to raise your hand and move it side to side
I had to wave my hand to get your attention.
lean (v) to move the top part of the body in one direction or against something
Lean your head back and rest.
catch (v) to use your hands to stop and hold something
Are you ready to catch the ball?
throw (v) to send something through the air with your hand
Throw the ball to me.
pick up (v – phrase) to grab a hold of something or remove from the floor
Pick up your pen and start writing.
put down (v – phrase) to lay an object in your hand somewhere
Put down your pen when you finish the test.

Conversation

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.

  1. Is it important to move our bodies? Why or why not?
  2. What are some other body movement verbs?
  3. Give me an example of someone who crawls.
  4. What are some sports where players throw?
  5. What are some things people lean on?
  6. When do people wave?
  7. When do people stretch?
  8. Tell me some things people pick up.
  9. Tell me some things people put down.
  10. When do people jump?

Wrap-up

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

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