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I wish II

  1. 1. I wish I passed my exams!!!
  2. 2. Choose your top two pet hates: <ul><li>Get into the shower and then either the water goes cold or there’s no shower gel left. </li></ul><ul><li>When I’m travelling on a plane or train and a child sitting behind me keeps kicking my seat. </li></ul><ul><li>People who wear sunglasses indoors. </li></ul><ul><li>When you want to buy sth in a shop and you have to wait for the shop assistant to finish a telephone conversation with a friend. </li></ul><ul><li>People reading over your shoulder on a bus or train. </li></ul>
  3. 3. I wish… <ul><li>I wish the Champions League final was now. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish some football players wouldn’t be so violent. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish Barça won the Champions League final next 28th. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish Barça had won the Champions League final last year. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Present situation <ul><li>Talking about your present situation: </li></ul><ul><li>I wish I had a cold drink now! </li></ul><ul><li>wish + past simple </li></ul>
  5. 5. Present situation <ul><li>-I haven't got any money. I wish I had some money. </li></ul><ul><li>-I don't earn much money. I wish I earned a lot of money. </li></ul><ul><li>After wish you can use was or were with I,he,she,it. </li></ul><ul><li>-I wish I were/was taller. </li></ul><ul><li>The same form can be used to talk about someone else's situation. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Present situation <ul><li>However, there is another structure that you use to talk about actions that take place in the present, but you want them to change in the future. </li></ul><ul><li>This structure is used to talk about another person, and generally about things you don't like. </li></ul><ul><li>The structure is: </li></ul><ul><li> wish + would/could + infinitive. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Present situation <ul><li>Your friend is always borrowing money from you because he never seems to have his bank card with him. You could say to him: </li></ul><ul><li>-I wish you wouldn't borrow money from me. -I wish you would remember to go to the bank from time to time. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Let’s practise (simple past/ would): <ul><li>I wish I ____________(have) long dark hair. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The answer is: <ul><li>had </li></ul>
  10. 10. I wish it _______(stop) snowing, we want to go out!
  11. 11. The answer is: <ul><li>would stop </li></ul>
  12. 12. His radio is really loud. I wish he ________(turn) it down.
  13. 13. The answer is: <ul><ul><li>would turn </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. I wish I ______(have) my key to open the door.
  15. 15. The answer is: <ul><li>to open </li></ul>
  16. 16. Future situation <ul><li>When you talk about the future, you use the same structure as you use to talk about present states. </li></ul><ul><li>wish + past simple </li></ul><ul><li>-I have to go to the dentist tomorrow. I wish I didn't have to go to the dentist tomorrow. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Future situation <ul><li>-I'll have to do some extra work at the weekend. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish I didn't have to do any extra work at the weekend. </li></ul>
  18. 18. My brother will come next week. I wish my brother _______(not/come) next week.
  19. 19. The answer is: didn’t come
  20. 20. PRESENT AND FUTURE <ul><li>Present Situations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wish + Simple past </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wish + Would/wouldn’t </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future Situations: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wish + Simple past </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Complete the sentences so that they are true for you: <ul><li>About me: </li></ul><ul><li>-I wish I could ___________ (ability) </li></ul><ul><li>-I wish I was more _______(adjective of personality) </li></ul><ul><li>-I wish I wasn’t so _______ (adjective of personality). </li></ul><ul><li>-I wish I had _______( personal possession). </li></ul><ul><li>Things people do that annoy me: </li></ul><ul><li>-I wish my _______ wouldn’t ________. (brother, sister, friend) </li></ul><ul><li>-I wish ______ would/wouldn’t _______. (drivers / cyclists) </li></ul><ul><li>-I wish young people today would/wouldn’t ______. </li></ul><ul><li>-I wish there was a law against people who _____. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Wishes about the past: regret <ul><li>When you think about a situation in the past, naturally you can't do anything to change it. </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore this is a way of expressing regret. The structure you use is: </li></ul><ul><li>wish + past perfect. </li></ul><ul><li>- Now we've missed the train. I wish we hadn't missed the train. </li></ul>
  23. 23. You were too slow getting ready to go out. I wish you __________(not/be) so slow getting ready.
  24. 24. The answer is: <ul><li>Hadn’t been </li></ul>
  25. 25. I promised my friend we'd arrive on time. I wish I ___________(not/promise) we'd arrive on time, because he’ll be waiting for us.
  26. 26. Complete the sentences so that they are true for you: <ul><li>I wish I ____________ (learn) when I was younger. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish I ____________ ((not)buy) recently. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish I _____________(see) in concert when I was younger. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish I ____________((not) do) when I was younger. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Notes: <ul><li>You don't need to repeat all the verbs all the time: </li></ul><ul><li>-My flat is cold. I wish it wasn't. -You smoke. I wish you wouldn't. -She told him! I wish she hadn't. </li></ul><ul><li>You can use If only instead of I wish with these tenses: </li></ul><ul><li>-If only the bus would come. If only I hadn’t bought those shoes. </li></ul>