11th January 2021
What do you want to do, what would you like to be ?
How would you like to spend your holiday … and with whom ?
Here’s a simple, warm-up exercise to promote sentence building and boost vocabulary.
I want to go to Korea but it is expensive.
Subject + wish + discourse marker (‘but’) + reason
Instead, try these:
I really want to … (present simple)
I have always wanted to … (present perfect + adverb)
I have my heart set on … (fixed expression)
having said that …
Cost or expense (idiom: it costs an arm and a leg)
No time (work or family commitments)
No means or ability (expressions: I have no ear for music, I have two left feet, you’d never catch me doing that !)
Impossibility ! (I can’t see that ever happening)
Now … Your Turn
Transform these mundane, prosaic, boring sentences into some killer statements !
I want to go to Hanoi but I have to study.
He wants to be a doctor but that is a lot of work.
She wants to marry Keanu Reeves but he lives in the USA.
I want to win a lot of money.
I want to travel around the world.
I want to play guitar like Jimmy Page.
I want to speak perfect English.
I want puppies but my apartment has a ‘no pets’ rule.
I want to be Batman !
Thay Paul wants to dance with the Brown Eyed Girls but …