Self Study – Talking About Hopes And Preferences

There are a number of expressions you can use to show your hopes and preferences.


I’m hoping for + (noun) (“I’m hoping for a new cell phone.”)

I’m hoping to get… (“I’m hoping to get a new phone.”)

I would like…

I really want… (Using “want” can be impolite unless you are talking to a close friend or family member.)

Something I’ve always wanted is…

I’d be delighted / I’d be over the moon if… (“I’d be delighted if you gave me a new watch.”)

What I’d like more than anything else is…

On my Christmas wish list is…


Do you think 4 hours of a public English class during a week is not enough for you?

Do you think you need to talk in English more to become better in speaking?

Do you think there nobody out of the class to help you practice speaking?

Well, there are some ways to solve the problem!

You can go to another English speaking country for some time, but that can be a very expensive and time taking idea!

Or you can take private classes every day and improve your English, but it is not going to be very good for your pocket!

Or you can chat on line for improving for that! Takes time, ha?

Fortunately there is another way that I myself have experienced: Talk to yourself!!!   Yes, really!   It’s great. In this article, we are going to learn many ways of how to make our home or any place out of a classroom!


Be careful about the people who are around you! They might think you have a mental problem and may do some things for you such as taking you to a doctor or even to a mental health clinic. Do not forget to talk about your speaking program with them!  🙂 


I’d rather have + (noun) (“I’d rather have tickets to the opera.”)

I’d rather you + (simple past) (“I’d rather you saved your money.”)

I’d prefer + (noun) (“I’d prefer some money for the new house.”)

I’d prefer it if you + (simple past) (“I’d prefer it if you gave some money to charity.”)

….. would be more suitable / would be better

If I had a choice, I would go for…

If it’s all the same to you, …. (“If it’s all the same to you, I’d like some book tokens.”)

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