"Nothing happens unless first a dream." - Carl Sandburg

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Activities to print Poems
Art Quotations
Cartoons Sleep
Cinema Songs
Conversation Questions Stories
History / Information The American dream
Interactive activities Types
Interactive games Videos
Lesson plans Webquests
Listening Wish

(Updated on 08/04/2013)



History / Information :


  • American dream (Wikipedia) :
    1 History of the American dream
    2 A time of plenty
    3 The American dream today
    4 Criticism of the American dream...


Types :


  • Dream Moods (
    "helping you find the key to unlocking and interpreting the meanings to your dreams." :
    Types of Dreams - A-Z Dream Dictionary - Dream Themes ...
  • Jewel : "To see or wear jewels in your dream, signifies..." (Webster)


Pictures :


Sleep to Dream
- A painting by Tiffany Liu



I have a dream

A dreamer - illustration

Sleep (Pictures)
(Ac. Nancy-Metz)


Art :


Quotations :

  • Dream Quotations ( :
    ex : "The dream is not the destination but the journey." - Diane Sawyer


Listening :

  • Find Your Best Place to Live - Text + Audio
    "If you want to find the perfect place to live, you might spend weeks doing research on cities around the world.
    Or you could use the Teleport website. It is set up to help you discover the best place for you.
    The website’s developers once worked for Skype."

  • Alfy's Fort (interactive with SOUND) - (



  • I have a dream
    Le discours de Martin Luther King dans un diaporama sonore Power Point.
    - Texte du discours accompagné de la traduction
    (Yvan Baptiste - Ac. Montpellier)

  • I have a dream (Martin Luther King) - audio (


  • I wish - a story about a caterpillar (with SOUND) - (



Conversation Questions :



INTERACTIVE activities :


  • Exercise 3 - Advanced Vocabulary ( :
    "Read the sentences ... and decide which of these words best fits each space.
    You may need need to change the form of the word.
    nightmare, slumber, soporific, somnambulist, insomnia, consolidate, lucid, exemplify, enhance, pompous, entrepreneur, turbulent, verify, snooze, doze."



  • Wish 1 - "Click on the buttons until you find the correct answer." (
    + page 2
    + page 3


Activities TO PRINT : Click on the picture.


  • Sleep, Dreams and Nightmares (

  • Guided Composition 3 (Pre-intermediate)
    "A magazine is asking its readers to write about their sleeping habits and a dream or a nightmare they have had.
    Write an article."
    - with Questions for Paragraph 1 and Paragraph 2
    - Vocabulary connected with sleeping.
    - and Tips


  • Dream - a worksheet to print (



Lesson plans

  • Maybe
    "This lesson plan is designed around a short film called Maybe by Jgrey and the themes of daydreaming and love.
    Students describe a photo, speculate, write sentences using “maybe”, and watch a short film."



  • Scientists say they can read dreams (April 8, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "Japanese scientists say they have found a way to 'read' people's dreams, using magnetic resonance imaging for 'the world's first decoding' of night-time visions."

  • We Spend Half Our Time Daydreaming (13th November, 2010) - a lesson plan

    People spend 'half their waking hours daydreaming'
    "not thinking about what they are actually doing."
    "Our mental lives are pervaded, to a remarkable degree, by the non-present."


  • Sleep - a lesson plan (
    - Unit 1: Photograph and Video + An Idiom About Life
    Another link for the video : The lion sleeps tonight (YouTube)

    - Unit 2: Reading : Sleep and dreams

    + Vocabulary Practice
    + Questions

    + Checkpoint Charlie's Interactive Quizzes


  • Dreams.
    "Have a look at the article, word game, story, cartoon, trivia and links."
    (British Council)



Webquests :






Stories :


  • Dreams (British Council)
    "Have a look at the article, word game, story, cartoon, trivia and links."



Poems :




Cartoons :


Mom's excited for school
- Cartoons



A picnic...
+ Picture 1 + Picture 2
+ Picture 3 + Picture 4

(Armelle Meyer - Ac. Bordeaux)


I wish for...

Impossible Dream



- "a Woman Reading
a Hawaii Brochure"


  • Here’s the plan - Animated Short Film
    "A married cat-dog couple of cupcake bakers dream of opening their own bakery. One day their oven breaks and they have to postpone their dream in order to earn money and replace it. Somewhere down the line, they drift apart from their dream and from themselves."






  • Solid Gold - an animation - A hamster who gets lucky. (YouTube)




Cinema :





Songs :




  • Bruce Willis - Devil Woman (at Sin City Premiere) - (YouTube)
    The lyrics are below the video on YouTube.
    "I met a devil woman
    In a dream the other night
    Had the black cat eyes
    And I swear she could fly..."


  • CARO EMERALD - Stuck
    "I close my eyes and dream about a sunny holiday
    I wish that I was beachin' down on Saint Tropez..."




  • Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream by Pete Seeger (YouTube) - by Ed McCurdy (Wikipedia)
    Anti-war song

    + the LYRICS :
    "I dreamed the world had all agreed
    To put an end to war
    I dreamed I saw a mighty room
    The room was filled with men
    And the paper they were signing said
    They'd never fight again"

  • If I can dream - sung by Elvis Presley
    "notable for its direct quotations to Martin Luther King, Jr."

    Une fiche envoyée par Emmanuelle Duchiron (Ac. Versailles)

    + Lyrics (
    + Video (YouTube)


  • Common Feat Will.I.Am - DREAM Lyrics (
    "I got a dream
    [that one day]
    that one day
    all of the people and myself
    are gonna find a better way
    My dream is to be free"

    - the VIDEO (YouTube)



  • If I Can Dream by Elvis Presley
    "We're lost in a cloud
    With too much rain
    We're trapped in a world
    That's troubled so much with pain
    But as long as a man
    Has the strength to dream
    He can redeem his soul and fly"


  • America by Neil Diamond (The American Dream)
  • Corrine by The Hollies :
    "Once seen never forgotten it is your island of dreams"
  • David Watts by The Jam :
    "I wish I could have all the money he's got
    I wish I could be like David Watts..."

  • Daydream by Loving Spoonful :
    "I've been having a sweet dream
    I been dreaming since I woke up today"
  • Dreamer by Ozzy Osborne :
    "I'm just a dreamer, I dream my life away
    I'm just a dreamer, who dreams of better days..."

  • Elusive Butterfly by Bob Lind :
    "It's only me pursuing somethin' I'm not sure of
    Across my dreams with nets of wonder
    I chase the bright elusive butterfly of love..."

  • I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free by Nina Simone (or by Lighthouse Family)
    "And I wish I knew how
    It would feel to be free
    I wish that I could break
    All the chains holding me
    I wish I could say
    All the things that I'd like to say...."

  • Like A King by Ben Harper :
    "Well Martin's dream has become Rodney's worst nightmare...
    how I wish you could help us Dr. King..." (= Rodney King and Martin Luther King)
  • Mountains O'things sung by Tracy Chapman
    "I'll be working for somebody else
    Until I'm in my grave
    I'll be dreaming of a live of ease ...
    Everyone will look at me with envy and with greed
    I'll revel in their attention..."

    - the VIDEO (YouTube)


  • Perfect love by All-4-one :
    "Yesterday I had the sweetest dream
    I dreamt an angel came to visit me
    She taught me how to live and how to trust..."
  • Real To Me by Brian McFadden :
    "Picnics in the garden
    and the children they can play
    the first day of the summer
    and i laze here all the day
    then we'll invite the family round
    and drink some english tea
    then i raise up my finger
    and watch football on tv...
    when i see my babies run,
    when all the madness has been and gone,
    I'll raise my family and live in peace...
    wake up you might be dreaming"
  • The Kids Aren't Alright by Offspring :
    "Jay committed suicide
    Brandon OD'd and died
    What the hell is going on?
    The cruellest dream - reality...
    Still it's hard
    Hard to see
    Fragile lives
    Shattered dreams"
  • Wish by Lighthouse Family :
    "I wish I knew how I'm gonna be happy without you..."