6.2 FUTURE ME

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Over the next four years, what are you definitely going to do, what do you think you might do and what do you hope you'll do?
going to do; might do; hope do. work, health, transport, food, communication, energy, leisure time
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Do you feel optimistic or pessimistic about the future? Why?

Letters to myself
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write a letter to yourself

How does the website work?
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The website holds a letter you write and sends it to you on a date you pick.

Do you think it would be uplifting or depressing to get a letter from your younger self?
uplifting: inspirational; offering or providing hope, encouragement, salvation
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How naive I was...
if someone is naive, they believe people are nicer and that things will be easier than they really are, because they have not had much experience of life

Listen to Laura reading a letter she wrote to herself four years ago when she was sixteen.
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Answer the questions.

Which topics did she write about?
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Studies, relationship and family.

Is the letter down-to-earth or romantic? Is it generally optimistic or pessimistic?
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Romantic, optimistic.

Listen again
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and correct the mistakes.

I envisage myself at Oxford Uni, ... sitting under a tree ... and watching something floaty.
to float: to stay in the air or move slowly through the air
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I envisage myself at Oxford Uni, ... sitting under a tree ... and wearing something floaty.
filmy and light: floaty material 2. capable of floating; buoyant 3. (of a vessel) riding high in the water; of shallow draught; (of a boat) requiring little water to float.

I know, I'm practical. I hope that hasn't changed.
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I know, I'm a romantic. I hope that hasn't changed.

I hope I'll have married someone.
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I hope I'll have someone.

... I think I'll have three children with long brown hair and blue eyes.
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... I think I'll have three children with long, brown hair and green eyes.

... I have to write everything I can down, but I'm running out of time.
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... I want to write everything I can down, but I'm running out of time.

Don't worry too much, and be happy with who you are.
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Don't change too much, and be happy with who you are.

Listen to the second part of the programmme
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and underline the two correct alternatives.

Laura now sees her sixteen-year-old self as...
shallow/quite; mature/unrealistic
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Laura now sees her sixteen-year-old self as shallow unrealistic.
shallow: not showing any serious or careful thought OPP deep

She feels ... at the way her life has turned out.
very happy/ecstatic/amazed
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She feels very happy at the way her life has turned out.

Think about your plans for ten years' time
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Makes notes on three of the areas below.
studies or work; achievements; travel; English; relationships and/or family; home; activities/experiences


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