General English Level 2 V 3
UNIT 05 Personal Plans TOPIC 04 My plans for the future
LANGUAGE FOCUS 03 Talking about what you would like to do
 
Mauro and Hiro write:
Mauro:
I want to make a lot of money.
Hiro:
After I finish my course, I would really like to be an artist or an art teacher.
Mauro: I hope to work with computers after I finish studying.


Mauro and Hiro want these things to happen in the future. They are not sure that they will happen.

We can use I want, I'd like (I would like) and I hope to talk about things we want to happen in the future.

I
hope to work with computers.
would (really) like be an artist.
want make a lot of money.
 

Examples

1 Read the examples.
2 Click on the examples to listen.
3 Practise saying each example.

We can also use would like when we order food in a restaurant. I'd like (I would like) is a polite way to ask for food we want now.

I'd like a chicken sandwich, please. (I would like a chicken sandwich now.)

I'd like a coffee, please. (I would like a coffee now.)

Find out more about using 'I'd like' when ordering food.

Now go to 04 LANGUAGE FOCUS Using 'will' and 'going to' to talk about the future.

 

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