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(Updated on 08/09/2016)


Related pages :

Conditional Superstitions
Dreams New Year's Resolutions



Cliparts and Flashcards :


  • Super Powers (
    breathe under water, control the weather, climb walls, become invisible, see through walls, shoot lasers, freeze things,
    make force fields, lift anything, run fast, stretch very far, talk to animals, fly, become anything, shrink

    large flash cards, medium flash cards, bingo, a handout
    color pictures with black and white backings:
    medium flash cards, bingo

    Mark's note: This is a good jump to subjunctive practice for a little older students. "I wish I could... " and/or practice of if in a very natural and easy to understand environment "If I could ..., I would ..."


Listening :

  • Souhaits / Regrets - Une activité avec extraits audio (généreusement prêtés par Elllo) et 2 QCM interactifs.
  • wish
    - "Travaillez la structure I wish I had en compréhension orale. Notez le vocabulaire que vous pourrez réinvestir. Il y a 6 activités."
    + AUDIO
  • Regrets ( I wish + I had + pp )
    Travaillez  l'expression du regret avec 5 extraits audio empruntés à Elllo 


Lessons and Examples :

  • WISH - a grammar lesson with interactive exercises (
  • WISH
    Presentation and interactive exercises
  • I wish / if only - Présentation PowerPoint (avec son) - (yvanbaptiste/jlhabert)

INTERACTIVE exercises :

  • Souhaits / Regrets - Une activité avec extraits audio (généreusement prêtés par Elllo) et 2 QCM interactifs.
  • WISH - a grammar lesson with interactive exercises (
  • WISH
    Presentation and interactive exercises
  • Wish 1 - "Click on the buttons until you find the correct answer." (better-english)
    + page 2
    + page 3
  • Wish - interactive (usingenglish)

Exercises TO PRINT :

  • Hope and Wish - Presentation and exercises
  • My Big Regret (
    - "paragraphs with blanks that the students fill in to complete their stories."

Lesson plans :

  • Into the Woods: Wish + to + Infinitive - a lesson
    "We can use 'wish' with the infinitive to mean 'would like' or 'want to'. This is very formal. We don't usually use a continuous tense with 'wish' in this case."



  • The 33: Wish - a lesson
    "Work in groups:
    Imagine you were locked inside a cave for 69 days, eating very poorly. Make a list of the first things you would like to do.
    Watch the movie segment..."






  • Click: Regrets - a lesson
    "This movie provides us entertainment and food for thought when it comes to our life choices.
    Having a remote control to extend our favorite moments of the day sounds like a dream, but we have to deal with its consequences. This scene is really touching."



  • The Amazing Spider-Man: Wish - a lesson plan
    "The Spider-Man is one of my favorite cartoon characters.
    The movies are great and this scene, which is about getting even, is excellent for a contextualized practice on WISH."


Sayings / Phrases :

  • Sadness and regret
    "The SMART Thesaurus shows synonyms, related words and phrases that make up this topic."

  • Wise sayings :
    Wish not so much to live long as to live well. - Ben Franklin (1706-1790)


Stories :


Cartoons :



Peace - cartoon
"I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight..."



I wish someone would come up
with a solution


Abortion - Cartoon
I wish we could have had a birthday.



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

(Armelle Meyer - Ac. Bordeaux)


I wish I had his I.Q



Wishing well



Poem :

  • Oh I wished I'd looked after me teeth - a poem with AUDIO
    "Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth,
    And spotted the dangers beneath
    All the toffees I chewed,
    And the sweet sticky food..."



Songs :

  • Beautiful Days by Venus
    + LYRICS:
    "I wish I was bad
    And completely wrong...
    I wish I was fast
    And crazy as a dog
    I wish I could last
    As long as the gods..."



  • J.J. Cale - Wish I Had Not Said That
    + LYRICS:
    "You don't come here too often
    You make my day when you come around
    You know I love you something awful
    You're a diamond I have found
    Wish I had not said that, baby..."




  • You And Me (in My Pocket) by Milow
    "I wish you smelled a little funny...
    I sometimes wish you were a mermaid
    I could raise you in the tub at home
    It would be only you and me...
    I wish you were a little bigger...
    I often wish that you had feathers
    I’d keep you in a giant cage...
    I wish you were a little slower...
    I really wish that you were smaller...
    So I could put you in my pocket
    And carry you around all day"


    + the VIDEO (YouTube)


  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Eric Clapton (YouTube)
    + the LYRICS (

    "Somewhere over the rainbow
    Skies are blue
    And the dreams that you dare to dream
    Really do come true

    Some day I'll wish upon a star
    And wake up where the clouds are far behind me"


  • Cocoon - Comets (YouTube)
    + the LYRICS
    "While my boat is drifting away
    By the shore of Miami Bay...
    I wish there was a secret
    That you said in your sleep...
    And I wish I was a comet to crash on your field
    Just to be remembered"



  • The Nicest Thing by Kate Nash. - animation with the lyrics
    + the LYRICS
    "You're the nicest thing I've seen.
    I wish that we could give it a go...
    I wish I was your favorite girl...
     I wish you'd hold my hand when I was upset"




  • Babyshambles - You Talk - the lyrics
    "You talk, you talk a good game
    Wish I could talk the same...
    Utah, remember Utah in the rain
    And those little red shoes and some kid with the blues"

    - the VIDEO (YouTube)



  • Creep by Radiohead
    - with the lyrics
    "Couldnt look you in the eye
    Youre just like an angel...
    And I wish I was special...
    I want a perfect body
    I want a perfect soul"

    (You Tube)


  • Who Knew by Pink :
    "I wish I could touch you again
    I wish I could still call you a friend...
    I wish I could remember"
    - with the

    Pink - Who Knew - with an activity created by Renée Maufroid


  • Seasons In The Sun by Westlife :
    "I wish that we could both be there"


  • Tears And Rain by James Blunt :
    "How I wish I'd chosen darkness from cold...
    How I wish I could walk through the doors of my mind...
    How I wish I could choose between Heaven and Hell."

    + VIDEO


  • The Reason by HOOBASTANK
    "I'm not a perfect person
    There's many things I wish I didn't do
    But I continue learning...
    I've found a reason for me
    To change who I used to be...
    And all the pain I put you through
    I wish that I could take it all away"

  • 'David Watts' by The Jam :
    "I wish I could have all the money he's got
    I wish I could be like David Watts..."


  • Heroes by David Bowie :
    "I wish you could swim
    Like the dolphins"


  • 'Wish' by Lighthouse Family :
    "I wish I knew how I'm gonna be happy without you..."


  • 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...."
    - with the VIDEO (YouTube)

  • 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)




  • Quit Playing Games With My Heart by Backstreet Boys
    "Sometimes I wish I could turn back time
    Impossible as it may seem
    But I wish I could so bad baby
    Quit playin' games with my heart..."



Animations / Videos :




  • The Wand - FLASH animation (