I WISH / IF ONLY…. (LOW B2)

i-wish-if-only-2-728As you know, we use ‘wish’ + past perfect to talk about regrets from the past. These are things that have already happened but we wish they had happened in a different way.

Think back to the time when you were teenagers. Do you have any have any regrets?

For example: I wish I hadn’t given up my studies.

You are going to watch a video of a song Mistakes of my Youth by the American rock band Eels. In this video, the singer thinks back on his childhood and all the things he did wrong. After watching the video,  write down as many I wish/if only + past perfect sentences you can think of based on the video.

What are your regrets when you think back on your life? Make a list of three regrets and tell the story to your partner.

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Posted on April 29, 2016, in UNCATEGORIZED. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I wish I hadn’t said stupid things .
    If only people hadn’t hurt me.
    I wish I hadn’t repeated the mistakes of. My youth.
    If only I hadn’t defeated my own self.
    I wish I had taken the best way.

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