Hopes and dreams *Page 54
Hope is something that we want to happen and we work very hard for it to happen. But we are not sure whether it will happen or not and sometimes we can’t do anything about it. Hopes and dreams signal future intentions (Ben, 2012).
How to express our hopes:
· Sentence structure to express hope using “ing verbs”.
Ø I am hoping for some good weather tomorrow.
Ø I am hoping for a good grade in English.
Ø I am hoping for a special day tomorrow.
Ø I am hoping to finish the last chapter over the weekend.
· Sentence structure to express hope using “to” and “that”.
Ø I hope to study in America next year.
Ø I hope to become more confident.
Ø I hope to do something beneficial for my country.
Ø I hope to do something useful for my parents.
Ø I hope that there is enough food for everyone in the party.
Ø I hope that you can help me on Saturday.
· Sentence structure to express hope using verb tenses.
Ø I hope Hikma found the book
Ø I hope Lilis found the place.
Ø I hope Lina finds my wallet.
Ø I hope Ega is having a good time in Bali.
Ø I hope my brother will have a good time in Jakarta.
Ø I hope my brother passed the test.
Ø I hope Irma will get better soon.
Ø I hope Sella will not see us when she passes by.
Ø I hope Jesika will not come too late
· Examples to express hope:
Ø I want to become a doctor.
Ø I am hoping to finish all my work on time.
Ø I hope I will realize all my dreams.
Ø I hope that I will always be honest.
Ø I hope that I will never lie.
Ø I hope that I will never smoke.
Ø I want to get my homework done.