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Dreams

Wordlist

Involuntary – ненамеренный, непреднамеренный
Aspiration – стремление, сильное желание (к достижению чего-л.)
Nightmare – кошмар, страшный сон
Reverie – задумчивость, мечтательность
Delusive – обманчивый, иллюзорный, нереальный, вводящий в заблуждение, мнимый
Phantasm – призрак, фантом, иллюзия
Fascinating – обворожительный, очаровательный, пленительный
Lucid dream – сновидение при неполностью выключенном сознании
A night owl – полуночник, сова
An early riser – тот, кто просыпается и встаёт рано утром, «ранняя пташка»
Heavy sleeper – крепко спящий
Light sleeper – спящий чутко 
Insomnia – бессонница

To gratify – удовлетворять, доставлять удовольствие, радовать (глаз)
To fantasize – фантазировать, мечтать о (чём-л.)
To set an alarm clock – ставить будильник
To be like a dream come true – быть мечтой, воплотившейся наяву
To have a dream ticket – выиграть счастливый билет
To have a pipe dream – строить «воздушные замки»
To dream up – выдумывать, фантазировать, придумывать
To go over heads – лезть по головам
To be in charge of smth. – отвечать за что-л.

Dreams

Hello my name is Andrew. I’m a teacher with the online English school, EnglishDom.com. I’m from the north of England in the far North West, not far from Scotland. I am going to talk about dreams. The definition of dreams, well there are a few of them. A dream can be something involuntary, all going on while you’re sleeping (zzzzzz).

So when you’re sleeping, you have a lot of emotions, a lot of thoughts and a lot of different things going on. You’re not controlling them, you’re dreaming.

The next condition of dreaming could be a fancy hope, something that you’re thinking of for the future maybe, like becoming a professional footballer. I won’t ever become a professional footballer but I would hope to be a professional footballer. I dream of being a professional footballer. Lots of young children dream when they are very young about being a professional footballer or maybe a professional dancer. Who knows?

We could use the word dream for maybe, aspirations. For example, owning your own business. I aspire to owning my own business. This would definitely be a dream for the future. I would hope, I would aspire to have this dream for myself, it would be very nice.

Finally a dream can be an exceptionally gratifying or excellent idea, something beautiful. For example, our new Lada runs like a dream, hmmm does it really? So you could also say, if you have something that works very well, it runs like a dream. Like your new Lada maybe. I don’t know.

We also have idioms for dreams. We have many different types of idioms for dreams. We have something like, for instance, if you get a very nice girlfriend and she comes along into your life, she cooks, she cleans, she does everything you want her to do, she is like a dream come true and she speaks three languages. How amazing.

We could also have something like the dream ticket, is another idiom. The dream ticket could be a new job. You have a job and you expected it to be very difficult but it was very, very easy and you say to your friends, I’ve got the dream ticket. On the other hand the dream ticket could be used in a different way. If you win the National lottery and you become a millionaire, overnight, you’ve got the dream ticket, definitely got the dream ticket. That’s what we are after.

The next one could be a pipe dream. If someone is constantly talking about doing something, that they have no chance of doing. For instance, building a house but they have no money. This would be a pipe dream, you could say living the dream of a pipe. I have no idea why we use this idiom. I find it quite funny actually and do use it myself quite often.

The next one could be a wet dream. Wet dreams could apply to teenagers for certain reason. Teenage boys, maybe it goes on into your early adulthood. I am not at large to discuss this any further. I think you should look this up for yourself. I hope this has been helpful to you. Maybe you have learned something, maybe you haven’t. I am going to say goodbye now. So feel English and feel free. Good bye.

Curiosity

девушка,

Fact

The longer the night lasts, the more our dreams will be.

Quotation

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live a life of your dreams.

Proverb

A fool dreams of wealth, a wise man, of happiness.

Joke

After a woman woke up, she told her husband, "I just dreamed that you gave me a pearl necklace for
Valentine's day.
What do you think it means?"
"You'll know tonight," he said.
That evening, the man came home with a package and gave it to his wife. Delighted, she opened it and what do you think she found? She found the book entitled "The meaning of dreams".

List of questions for discussion

1. Do you often dream?
2. Do you remember your dreams?
3. Do you like having dreams?
4. Do you believe dreams have a special meaning?
5. Do you have the same dreams again and again?
6. Has something you’ve dreamt about ever come true?
7. Have you ever been woken up by a nightmare?
8. What kind of people do you meet in your dreams?
9. Do you tell other people about the dreams you have?
10. Do you talk in your sleep when you dream?
11. Have you ever woken up and believed you’re still in your dream?
12. Do you think animals dream?
13. Does having a dream affect the way you feel when you wake up?
14. Do you think dreams can be explained scientifically?
15. Do you daydream?

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