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.
- You have received a gift of money. The money is enough to buy either a piece of jewelry you like or tickets to a concert you want to attend. Which would you buy? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
- What would make you want to choose the jewelry?
- What would make you want to choose the tickets to a concert?
- What would your family or friends want you to do?
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.
|wealth||(n) a large amount of money
What would you do with that amount of wealth?
|budget||(n) an estimate of income
He looked at his budget and realized it wouldn’t be possible.
|affluent||(adj) having a great deal of money
Her family was affluent, but she wanted to work for her money.
|intuitive||(adj) done based on intuition, one’s feeling
They had to make an intuitive decision on what to do with all the wealth they came away with.
|experience||(v) encounter an event
She wanted to experience life rather than accumulate things.
|spend||(v) pay out in buying goods or services
She couldn’t decide what to spend her money on.
|blow off||(expression) ignore
He blew her off when they were supposed to go shopping.
|embark on||(expression) start a project or journey
They were ready to embark on a great concert experience.
|go back on||(expression) break a promise
She couldn’t go back on what she told him she would get.
|have sticky fingers||(expression) be a shoplifter, thief
Since he didn’t have much money, he learned to get what he wanted by having sticky fingers.
Read the following quote out loud.
“A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.”
― John Ruskin