I was thinking about the last post (on making and keeping a wish list) and the song Waiting for the End by Linkin Park came to my mind.
The lead singer Chester talks about his own wishes regarding a relationship he had and lost. He recognizes there is no way of having something that he has already lost but apparently can't come to terms with the idea.
Here are two sentences he uses with wish. We can rewrite them in a different way but with the same meaning. The original sentences are in red.
"Wishing I had the strength to stand" = "If only I had the strength to stand"
"I wish it wasn't so" = "I would have liked it not to be so"
There is some useful vocabulary to learn here. While watching the video, find expressions or words that are the same in meaning as:
- exchange something for something
- kill something
- not mentioned or not spoken
- that way (in the sentence "I wish it wasn't that way")
- what is necessary
- get trapped in the middle of a natural disaster
Useful tip: the words in the text that need to be found are in the same structure as these above.
What, according to the singer, is the hardest part of ending something?
Do you agree with the singer's opinion?
Answers : trade something for something; dead something, unsaid, so, what it takes, get caught up in the middle of the storm