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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Topic: People with Disabilities

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Warm-up

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: people with disabilities. 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

handicapped (adj) having a physical or mental disability (disabled)
He has been handicapped since his motorcycle accident.
deaf (adj) not able to hear
A deaf person uses sign language.
blind (adj) not able to see
A blind person uses a walking stick to walk.
paralyzed (adj) when a person cannot move or feel their body parts like legs and arms
He is paralyzed from the waist down.
mental (adj) related to the mind
He has a mental problem.
Down syndrome (n) a mental condition; born with learning difficulties and physical differences
A person with Down syndrome has trouble learning.
wheelchair (n) a chair with wheels that someone uses if they can’t walk
He needs a wheelchair because he can’t walk.
cane (n) a short stick with a curved handle to help people walk
The old lady uses a cane to help her walk.
handicapped parking space (n) space where a person with a disability can park their car close to a building
A handicapped parking space is only for people with disabilities.
service dog (n) a dog that is professionally trained to help people with disabilities
Some blind people use a service dog to help them.

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 people with disabilities use service dogs in your country?
  2. Are there handicapped parking spaces in your country?
  3. Does your government help people with disabilities? If so, how?
  4. Do you know anyone with a disability? If so, tell me about them.
  5. What do you think it would be like to be blind?
  6. What do you think it would be like to be deaf?
  7. Have you ever used a wheelchair? If so, why?
  8. Do you know anyone who uses a cane? If so, why do they use it?
  9. Can you think of some mental disabilities?
  10. How do you feel when you see a disabled person?

Wrap-up

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

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Topic: The Countryside

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Warm-up

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: the countryside. 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

field (n) an area of open land without buildings or trees
The field is full of grass and insects.
creek (n) a small river or stream
They are walking in the creek.
bridge (n) a structure built over water, a road, or an open area
We need to drive our car across the bridge.
village (n) a group of houses, stores, and buildings in a small town
Five hundred people live in the village.
road (n) a hard flat surface for vehicles like cars
There are not a lot of cars on a country road.
farm (n) an area of land with a house and usually animals
You can see horses on a farm.
farmer (n) a person who owns or take cares of a farm
The farmer has to take care of many animals.
barn (n) a large building on a farm for animals and other things
The barn is full of cows.
tractor (n) a vehicle usually used on a farm
A tractor can pull heavy loads of hay.
peaceful (adj) calm and quiet
It’s peaceful living in the countryside.

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 to live in a city or the countryside? Why?
  2. Tell me about a place in the countryside in your country.
  3. What are some animals you can see on a farm?
  4. Have you ever walked through a field? If so, how did you feel?
  5. Do you get scared when you walk or drive across a bridge? Why or why not?
  6. What can you find in a barn?
  7. What do farmers grow in their fields?
  8. Have you ever swam in a creek or river? If so, did you like it?
  9. Do you like to drive on country roads? Why or why not?
  10. Have you ever walked up a big hill? If so, was it difficult?

Wrap-up

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

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Topic: Outside the House

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Warm-up

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: outside the house. 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

grass (n) thin usually green plant that is planted in the ground
After it rains, the grass becomes greener.
lawn (n) ground that is covered with grass
The lawn needs to be cut every week.
bush (n) a low plant with branches; shrubs
She wants to plant a bush at the corner of the house.
mailbox (n) a private box at home where mail is delivered
The mailman puts our mail in the mailbox.
shed (n) a small building outside a house to store things
We keep the garden tools in the shed.
driveway (n) a short road from the street to a house; a place to park cars
I can park two cars in my driveway.
sidewalk (n) a concrete path along the street where people walk
Some people don’t like to walk on the sidewalk.
fence (n) a wall built outside to separate to areas; sometimes for privacy
The fence keeps animals from walking on out lawn.
clothesline (n) a line outside to hang wet clothes to dry
She likes to dry her clothes on the clothesline.
flowerbed (n) an area where flowers are planted
There are many beautiful flowers in the flowerbed.

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 does the outside of your house look like?
  2. What would you change about the outside of your house?
  3. Why do some people have fences?
  4. What do people keep in their sheds?
  5. Who cuts the grass at your house?
  6. Do you like flowers? Why or why not?
  7. Where do you park your car?
  8. What would you like to add to the outside of your house?
  9. Do you have cookouts at your house? Why or why not?
  10. Do you have a clothesline? Why or why not?

Wrap-up

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

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Topic: Cooking Verbs

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Warm-up

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: cooking verbs. 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

fry (v) to cook food in fat or oil
I will fry some fish tomorrow for dinner.
bake (v) food that is cooked in an oven
My mom likes to bake cakes.
grill (v) to cook food on a metal frame; under or over high heat
Let’s grill some steaks tonight.
boil (v) to cook in very hot water
She wants to boil some eggs.
simmer (v) to cook food in hot water but not boiling for a period of time
Simmer the beef stew for 40 minutes.
stir (v) to mix food with a spoon
Stir one cup of chicken into the soup.
chop (v) to cut food into pieces
Chop the almonds into small pieces.
grate (v) to shred food into smaller pieces; like cheese or carrots
You need to grate some cheese for the pizza.
peel (v) to remove the skin from a fruit or vegetable
Peel the carrots before you eat them.
spread (v) to apply on a surface of a food
He likes to spread butter on his toast.

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 like to cook?
  2. Are cooking shows on TV popular in your country? If yes, do you watch them?
  3. Who’s the best cook in your family? Why?
  4. Which forms of cooking do you use? (For example – grill)
  5. Would you like to be a famous chef? Why or why not?
  6. Do you like to cook outside using a BBQ grill? Why or why not?
  7. Tell me some foods that are baked. (For example – cupcakes)
  8. Tell me some foods that can be grilled. (For example – steak)
  9. Is it important for children to learn how to cook? Why or why not?
  10. What is your favorite cooked meal? Why?

Wrap-up

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

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Topic: Computer Technology

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Warm-up

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: computer technology. 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

desktop computer (n) a computer that designed to be used on a desk
I prefer to use a desktop computer at work.
laptop computer (n) a portable computer small enough to put on your lap
I take my laptop computer everywhere I go.
devices (n – plural) a machine or equipment that is made for a special purpose
You can buy electronic devices at the store.
gadget (n) a small useful device
A mobile phone is a gadget.
e-books (n – plural) a book that is read on a computer or other electronic devices
She likes to read e-books more than paperback books.
apps (n – plural) short for applications; a computer program that performs a special function
Travel apps are my favorite.
outdated (adj) no longer useful; not modern or current
After a couple of years, electronic devices are outdated.
state-of-the-art (adj) the most recent and modern like technology
He always buys the state-of-the-art computers.
computer virus (n) small programs that attack your computer and cause damage to software and files
It’s important to protect your computer from a computer virus.
hacker (n) a person who uses a computer to gain access to information on other computers; not authorized
A hacker wants to steal information from other computer systems.

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 apps do you use on your mobile phone?
  2. Name some electronic devices you use.
  3. Do you always buy state-of-the-art devices? Why or why not?
  4. Do you read e-books? Why or why not?
  5. Do you prefer a desktop or laptop computer? Why?
  6. Besides a mobile phone, do you own any other gadgets? If yes, tell me about them.
  7. Have you ever had a computer virus? If yes, explain what happened.
  8. Why do hackers try to steal information from people and companies?
  9. Do you own outdated electronic devices? If yes, tell me what they are.
  10. Should everyone have free internet? Why or why not?

Wrap-up

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

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Topic: The Environment

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Warm-up

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: the environment. 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

natural resources (n – plural) materials found in nature like water, trees, oil, etc
Everyone needs to protect our natural resources.
eco-friendly (adj) will not hurt the environment
Plastic bags used at supermarkets are not eco-friendly.
earth (n) the planet on which we live
Our earth is always changing.
pollution (n) things that hurt our environment
A lot of big cities have air pollution from cars.
litter (n) trash that’s thrown on the ground and roads
You can see a lot of litter alongside the roads.
recycle (v) to use again; make products from other products
Some companies recycle metal to make other products.
reuse (v) to use something again
She likes to reuse plastic water bottles.
landfill (n) a place where trash or rubbish is buried in the ground
The landfill is located outside the city. 
contaminate (v) to make something dirty or polluted
Don’t contaminate the environment with litter.
renewable energy (n) energy that comes from a natural resource that can be used again
Rain is renewable energy. I collect it to water my flowers.

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. Are there litter laws in your country? If so, what is the penalty for littering?
  2. Why do people litter?
  3. What are some types of pollution? (For example – light pollution)
  4. Does your country have a recycling program? If so, tell me about it.
  5. What are some things that can be recycled? (For example – newspapers)
  6. What are some natural resources? (For example – oil)
  7. What are some renewable energy sources? (For example – rain)
  8. What are some eco-friendly products? (For example – reusable water bottle)
  9. Do you use eco-friendly products? Why or why not?
  10. What can you do to make the world a better place?

Wrap-up

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

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