Student A - English Corner Cafe

Stand up and ask to find someone who:
 wanted to be a scientist as a child
 wanted to be a professional athlete as a child
 wants to be wealthy
 wants to own their own business
 wants to travel around the world
 is doing the job they dreamed of as a child
 would rather be in the mountains now
 would rather be on a tropical island now
 Hopes
 Things that you want that you believe may come true
 Wishes
 Things that you want that are unlikely or impossible
 Which of the find "someone who's" were wishes and
which were hopes?
 What job did you hope to have?
 How wealthy did you hope to be?
 Where did you hope to live?
 What kind of home did you hope to have?
 What kind of car did you hope to drive?
 What kind of romantic partner did you hope you
would have?
 Where do you wish you were living now?
 What one thing do you wish you could change about:
 your romantic partner?
 your home?
 your job?
 your car?
 Brainstorm some conflicts between parents and
teenage (16-19 year old) children
 What do parents wish their children would do?
 What do children wish their parents would
understand and allow?
 Try to think of 5-8 conflicts
 With a partner, try to pick 2-3 of the most interesting
 You want your child to
 You want your parent to
change his/her behavior
 Think of the specific
changes you want
 Use these:
 I wish you would come
home earlier
 Please respect my wishes
 I wish you could see how
dangerous it is
allow a few more things
 Think of specific things
you want
 Use these:
 I wish you could
rememeber how it felt to
be young
 I wish you would just try
to understand
 I wish I could just have
more freedom
 A familiar face (rules of wishing)
(watch 1:15-1:43, those with youtube access only)
 You have three wishes:
One each to change in the past, present and future
 I wish...would have...
 I wish...were...
 I wish...would/could...
Student A
Student B
 Give your three wishes
 Put your paper in your
to the teacher
Go to the teacher's right
Answer questions
Don't look at the papers
Discuss your wishes
when the student with
your wishes finds you
 Get a paper wih three
wishes from the teacher
 Try to find the person who
wrote it by asking oral
questions-- don't show the
paper to other students!
 Find out more about the
wishes- details and
reasons (What? Why?)
Discuss these quotes and sayings with your group. What do they
mean? Do you agree or disagree?
 “You must be the change you wish to see in the
world” – Mahatma Ghandi
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would
happen, others make it happen” – Michael Jordan
“If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults
[problems] than your virtues [good things]” – E.G.
“Be as you wish to seem [appear, look]” – Socrates
“Do you wish people to think well of you? Don’t
speak well of yourself” – Blaise Pascal
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