Wish for the future

You will study how to express wishes for the future.


Wish for the future

The weather in Tanzania

Instructions: Read the text. Look at the words in bold.

I wish the weather in Tanzania would be nice on my next vacation.

Don’t worry! Tanzania has a pleasant tropical climate, but it is good to know that it also has large regional climatic variations influenced by several factors, including altitude. Temperatures drop by about 6.5º C for every 1,000m you climb. The hottest and most humid part of the country is on the coast. Other low lying areas, such as the western and southern parks, are also hot but much less humid. The rest of the interior is much milder and cools down significantly at night. Tanzania is too close to the equator to experience a real winter and summer. There is, however, a dry and weat season.

Tanzania's weather in general. Retrieved and adapted July, 2017 from https://www.safaribookings.com/tanzania/climate

Getting started: Wildlife and conservation

Instructions: Read the text. Then do the activity suggested.

Approximately 38 percent of Tanzania’s land area is set aside in protected areas for conservation. Tanzania has 16 national parks, plus a variety of forest reserves includind the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. In western Tanzania, Gombe Stream National Park is the site where Jane Goodall studies chimpanzee behaviour since 1960. Tanzania is also a highly biodiverse country. There are about 130 amphibian and over 275 reptile species, many of them are strictly endemic, which means they doesn’t exist in other places of the world.

Tanzania. Retrieved and adapted July, 2017 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzania

Instructions: Choose the word that completes correctly the sentence.

1.- I wish / want to go to Tanzania next summer.

2.- My sister wishes / will she could work at the Jane Goodall Institute.

3.- My friend Tom wishes / wants I could visit Gombe Stream National Park.

4.- My science teacher wishes / suggests me to go Dabaga, a locality in the mountains where endemic frogs live.

5.- My parents wish / want I could avoid Meserani Snake Park where four types of dangerous snakes live.

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Let’s learn how to use Wish for the future.

Instructions: Read about Wish for the future.

  • We use past tense modals would and could to talk about wishes for the future:
    • I wish I could learn Swahili.
    • He wishes they would help him with his homework about Tanzania.
    • My best friends wish my parents would let me go to the presentation.
  • To make wishes about abilities or possibilities we use Wish + Could + infinitive.
    • I wish I could go to Tanzania with him.


Seasonal rainfall

Instructions: Drag and drop the time expressions in the appropriate gaps of the next paragraph.

would returnwould experiencewould be nice

My family and I wish the seasonal rainfall ___________ in the south of the country next January, and it ___________ northwards in March, April, and May. We also wish we ___________ the short rains (or "Vuli") in October to December and the long rains (or "Masika") from March to May.


The climate of Kilimanjaro

Instructions: Match the two halves of the sentences.

forest reserves would remain safewould not have many distinct rainy seasonswould be nice on the KilimanjaroTanzanians wish the lower southern slopeI wish the climate of Kilimanjaro

1.- ___________ would not have nightly downslope winds.

2.- Tanzanian people wish ___________.

3.- Tourist wish the Kilimanjaro ___________.

4.- ___________ would not receive less rainfall than the southern ones.

5.- We wish the average temperature ___________.


Kilimanjaro in popular culture

Instructions: Correct the mistakes in the following sentences.

  1. I wish I can read Ernest Hemingway's Under Kilimanjaro novel. .
  2. My son wish he could understand Sia lives on Kilimanjaro. .
  3. The teacher wishes his students could saw the Kilimanjaro in the 1994 Disney film The Lion King. .
  4. We wishes we could listen popular British YouTuber's song Kilimanjaro. .
  5. I wish I will visit the Kilimanjaro soon. .
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