Kate and I are back with another conversation. This time, we talk about the future!
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List of Phrases Used in This Lesson
I’m kind of a pessimist
She’s such a pessimist
I try not to be a pessimist
I try not to be nasty – I’m just tired
I worry about things
I worry about money
I’m pretty optimistic about the future
He’s optimistic about the game
what about you?
I think I’m an optimist
He used to be an optimist
when you read the news, you start to panic
I start to panic when I’m under water too long
you can feel really down about it
It’s harder to do these days
public education is in danger right now
Man Utd are in danger of losing this game
hopefully, she’ll be able to have the same opportunities
I didn’t have the same opportunities as you
having children makes you think more about the future
it makes you think about what’s going to happen
when we were in our twenties, we were just living in the moment
I’m trying to just live in the moment
we didn’t think about saving for the future
we didn’t think about earning a lot of money
that still seems like a strange concept
I would like to be able to learn more
I’d like to be able to travel more
I want to learn my entire life
I’ve been doing this my entire life
I got this thirst for learning after university
I think that’s pretty common
it’s not that common in Europe
academia can be kind of a bubble
university felt like one big bubble
you don’t really get the big picture
I wish I could just dive back in
Okay, we’ve had our rest, let’s dive back into the project
what is education going to be like?
what is the world going to be like in 30 years?
is it going to be online?
it’s really great that you brought that up
don’t bring that up again!
it’s a great thing to have
I’d love to take a trip every year
let’s take a trip somewhere warm this winter
where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I see myself living abroad when I’m retired
maybe I’ll also be a world-famous artist
maybe I’ll be famous in 5 years
you’ve wanted to write a novel for a long time
I’ve always wanted to be able to speak English
do you see yourself writing one in the next ten years?
it’s hard to imagine me doing anything big right now
it’s hard to imagine being able to have free time
I can throw myself into it
you have to throw yourself into learning English
time has been going so much faster
time flies when you’re having fun
I’m pretty excited about this
She’s excited about the party
there was this article that I came across
I came across a strange video the other day
do you think it’s a positive thing?
It’s definitely a positive thing
do you want me to start?
do you want me to do it?
I want to be able to drive
I want to be able to do it on my own
it just goes wherever you want it to go
it’s going to solve the parking problem
I can’t solve this maths quiz – can you help?
so, you wouldn’t have your own car?
when you push a button, it picks you up
when you push a button, it orders more beer for you
this hurts my brain
having a car is a really big part of American culture
driving wasn’t a big deal in Spain
learning a language isn’t a big deal in America
we didn’t even have a car in Spain
they don’t even have running water
people relied on public transport
you can’t rely on public transport in America
how it’s gonna be cheaper?
I think self-driving cars could just explode at any moment
I think that there will be more and more of that
I just don’t see flying cars as being that necessary
Flying cars seem a long way off
our holiday seems a long way off
we could talk about this for hours
he can talk for hours and hours
it will cost less over the long-term
over the short-term, it’s hard to do
using renewable resources will be better for everyone
that’s a no-brainer
I think that we’re going to get there
it seems like it’s inevitable
self-driving cars are inevitable