B1 Dialog #52 Talking about the future

Today we are going to talk about the future. As always you can read the text in the PDF which you can find in the description. Follow our podcasts on iTunes and Yandex Music. For more new dialogs subscribe to our channel.

How to work with the dialog?

  1. Listen to the dialog and read the PDF transcript. Turn on subtitles if necessary.
  2. Listen to the dialog again, repeating the questions and answers aloud (!!!).
  3. Come up with your own answers to the questions. Use PDF vocabulary if needed.
  4. Listen to the questions and answer them aloud (!!!), with a correct intonation, pronunciation and rhythm.
  5. Go back to the video from time to time and repeat the exercise.

Talking about the future

(1) How often do you think about the future?

Pretty often, especially now when the whole world is going crazy. You never know what can happen tomorrow. Everything is possible.

(2) What do you hope for in your own future?

I hope everything will be ok. We will live in peace, without any big social crises and wars. I believe in the best. 

(3) What comes to mind when you think about your future?

A lot of different things come to mind. Some of them are very personal. I am always trying to think positive. Even about the future.

(4) What fears do you have for the future?

The biggest fear for me is that our future is not clear. A lot of good things can happen, but at the same time a lot of bad ones can happen as well. 

(5) Where do you see yourself in ten, twenty and fifty years from now?

I don’t like to think too much about it. It’s a very long period of time. I like to live for the day and not to think so far ahead. 

(6) What futuristic things from science fiction movies do you want to happen in real life?

I like technology. Especially in transport. So I would like to see some flying cars without wheels or some flying trains passing by above my head.

(7) Some people say “The best is yet to come”. Do you agree?

Yes I do. The best is yet to come! That’s for sure.

(8) What will be the world’s biggest problem in the future?

There are a lot of big problems I think. Countries will compete more and more for natural resources. The Corona crisis is still pretty strong. Climate change, social problems inside the countries, economic crises and so on. 

(9) Do you believe politicians who promise a great future? Why (not)?

No I don’t. Today’s politicians are weak. They are not capable of solving serious problems. 

(10) What does the past teach us about the future?

People made a lot of mistakes in the past. So we should do everything to avoid them in the future. That’s why it’s very important to know our history.

Rinat —–> Anya

(1) How would you like to influence the future?

I would like to save our nature. I try to separate garbage and use less  .

(2) Does the expression “the good old days” mean that the future will probably be worse

No, of course it doesn’t. I believe that our future is in our hands. It depends on us and we can make it better.

(3) Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the future? Why?

I’m optimistic. I believe in the best.

(4) What do you think about the future of your country?

Honestly, I don’t know. I don’t like thinking about it too much. I hope everything is going to be ok. 

(5) What are your plans for the immediate, near and far future?

I am going to finish our dialogue, to enjoy the summer and to live in a country house in the future 😁😁

(6) What would you plan for your children’s future?

A lot of opportunities and  liberty of choice.

(7) When you were younger, what did you think about your future?

I was thinking about travelling a lot. It was my dream. 

(8) What technology will we be using in the future?

I think the Internet will be everywhere and it will be free of charge for everyone. 5G networks are getting closer and closer. 

(9) What are some major changes the world will see in the future?

I can hardly imagine this. Everything is possible in our crazy world.

(10) Would you like to live 100 years in the future or the past? Why?

I don’t want to live in the past. I can’t imagine my life without the Internet, social networks and so on. As for the future, 100 hundreds years is too far. So I’d prefer to live now.