Lisa and Mark are graduating from high school and are talking about their plans for the future.
Lisa: You know what Mark? I am really excited about graduating from high school. I am really looking forward to life after high school, because there is so much I want to do?
Mark: What are your plans for the future?
Lisa: Well, I am looking forward to university life. I have always dreamed of going to Princeton and now it’s a dream come true.
Mark: That is exciting.
Lisa: What do you plan to do after you graduate from high school?
Mark: University was never something I saw myself doing immediately after graduating from high school. However, it’s something I want to do in the near future. Maybe in about 3 to 5 years. Right now I have plans to travel the world.
Lisa: Wow! That sounds great Mark! Which country will your visit first?
Mark: I will be leaving for Japan a week after graduation. I plan on backpacking around Asia and Europe. Then do a cruise or group tour around Africa, Australia and South America. I have been saving up for this for a long time. This is a dream come true to finally be able to do this.
Lisa: I am jealous! Actually, I am really happy for you. It sounds like it’s going to be quite adventurous and a lot of fun. I have always wanted to travel, but it was something I wanted to do after I graduated from university.
Mark: Have you chosen a major yet?
Lisa: Yes, I have. I plan on majoring in psychology. It has been a dream of mine for a long time. I think it will be fulfilling and very rewarding, to be able to work in the field of psychiatry.
Mark: You do sound quite passionate about it. I wish you all the best. We will catch up later. I got to run. Bye.
Lisa: Bye for now.
Use the expressions below to create a dialogue about your plans for the future.
“It’s something I am passionate about.”
“It will be fulfilling.”
“I am excited about the future/my plans for the future.”
“It is something that will make me very happy.”
“It will bring a lot of joy.”
“It’s been a dream of mine (all my life).”
Complete the sentences below with the expressions above.
Question 1: What are your plans for the future?
Answer 1: I plan on/I want to ________________.
Question 2: Why do you want to tour around Asia and Europe?
Answer 2: I wanted to travel, because (Use an expression above).
Now, make up your own sentences about your plans for the future!
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