In this week’s club, we are talking about “Dreaming Big”- This is a great moment to get to know the other Conversation Club members, and to practice speaking a wide variety of arguments, which will also help you increase your vocabulary and improve your comprehension skills.
All mpec courses are based on Conversation, Communication and Interaction and our main goal is to give our students the confidence to approach any topic or idea in English. In this week’s Club, other than practicing speaking English, our goal is to find and learn new vocabulary and put it to use immediately…
Expressions related to the word “Dream”!
- Beyond my wildest dreams – to be much, much better that I could ever have imagined. “Professional footballer players’ salaries are beyone the wildest dreams of most normal people.”
- In one’s dreams! – this means that something is very unlikely to happen. “You think you can beat me? In your dreams!!”
- Living the dream – to be living an ‘ideal’ life, especially in relation to your career. “My consultancy business is doing great thanks to remote working. I can do more hours and I no longer have to travel so I have doubled my income and reduced my working hours. I’m living the dream!”
- To go like a dream – to work, perform or proceed as well as or even better than you could have hoped. “All that time spent preparing my presentation paid off; it went like a dream!”
- At all costs / at any cost – this means we are ready to do whatever is necessary, no matter the cost. “Andrew wants to win at all costs, so make sure you are ready!”
- Blood, sweat & tears – used to say a lot of hard word. “There was a lot of blood, sweat & tears, but we finished the renovation and we are delighted, now.”
- To go the extra mile – to do extra work, more that most would to, in order to succeed in something. “If you want to get this investment, you’re going to have to go the extra mile to show them why they should invest in your idea.”
You may say I’m a dreamer…
- Would you consider yourself a dreamer, or are you a realist? What makes you think this?
- Who is the biggest dreamer you know? Have any of their dreams come true? What?
- Do you think dreamers are also able to make their dreams come through? Why / why not?
- Is being a dreamer a good thing or a bad thing? Why?
- What are your biggest dreams for the next couple of years?
A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions. *Marcus Aurelius
- Do you agree with Marcus Aurelius’ statement? Why/why not?
- Who is the most ambitious person you know personally? Talk about them.
- Who do you think is the most ambitious ‘famous’ person and why?
- What do you think a typical day is like for a very ambitious person? What do you think they do differently?
- Are you an ambitious person? What is your current or biggest ambition?
The Dream Canvas
- Do you have or have you ever had ‘creative’ dreams (dreams that have given you an idea)?
- How important do you think dreaming is to our creativity? Why?
- Children’s schedules are so full these days, they have no time to get bored and ‘daydream’. Do you think this is a good thing or a bad thing? Why?
- What would you say are the differences between daydreaming, imagining and dreaming?
All mpec students are welcome to join our Conversation Club Zoom Sessions which take place every Tuesday, 6pm to 6.30 pm and Thursday from 1 to 1.30 pm from October to June. If you are not a part of the mpec community yet, please get in touch with us and we will partner with you to create the right course for your needs and goals. Live English Courses via Streaming
Self Study Suggestion:
Why do we dream? This short video contains some modern suggestions as to why we dream.