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Daniel and Hana talk about having dreams and remembering them.

Daniel: Hey Hana, you know, I had a horrible dream last night, horrible.

Hana: Really, what is it about?

Daniel: Well I can't tell you because it might become true so I'm not going tell, I'm just going to tell you I had a horrible dream, that's it.

Hana: No, no, you have to tell me like I heard that you have to tell otherwise that will come true.

Daniel: No, no, it's the opposite, trust me. So, do you dream a lot?

Hana: Ahm, well yes, I usually remember my dream every day but I forget it so I don't really remember it now.

Daniel: Oh because, you know, I've been reading a lot about dreams because lately I've been dreaming a lot and people said that you dream every single night but the difference is whether if you remember the dream or not, so do you know that?

Hana: Yeah, I read something similar to that. I heard that you dream seven dreams like seven different stories.

Daniel: Seven?

Hana: Yeah and you only remember the fourth and fifth dream.

Daniel: Why is that?

Hana: I don't know, you only can remember the fourth or fifth so that's why sometimes when you have a dream, there are many different stories.

Daniel: So that means if what we read is true it's like we dream every night and every night we dream seven different stories.

Hana: Yes and I heard it's good if you write your dreams down while you remember it and it's really interesting.

Daniel: Yeah it is but even if you remember the dreams because that has happened to me, you wake up, you remember the dream but really quickly and really say you forget the dream. Has that happen to you?

Hana: Yeah, that happens to me a lot that's why I think really should keep a diary of my dreams because I heard a lot of things that you dream about can be hints for your life or what you're thinking.

Daniel: Oh that's really interesting so well, I think I'm going to get a notebook or something and keep it, you know, on my bedside table.

Hana: Yeah, me too.

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Audio Lessons about Phrases and Vocabulary


notesI had a horrible dream.

Horrible means 'really bad' and is used often to talk about a bad expeience. Notice the following:

  1. I had a horrible day today.
  2. I did horrible on the test.


notesLately I've been dreaming a lot

Lately means recently. Notice the following:

  1. I have gained weight lately.
  2. Lately the traffic has been really bad.

keep a diary

notesI think I really should keep a diary of my dreams.

A diary is a small notebook you use to write down personaly information about your life. Notice the following:

  1. Don't read my diary.
  2. People used to keep diaries, but now they do blogs.


notesA dreamt can be hints about your life.

A hint is a clue. A hint provides a little information about something you do not fully understand. Notice the following:

  1. I don't know the answer. Can you give me a hint?
  2. She hinted that she will not come tomorrow. (verb)

bedside table

notesI keep it on my bedside table.

A bedside table, or night stand, are small tables next to the bed. Notice the following:

  1. I have a lamp on my bedside table.
  2. He left his glasses on his bedside table.

Vocabulary Quiz

horrible • lately • diary
bedside • hint
  1. I do not know the answer. Give me a .
  2. What have you been doing ?
  3. I had a day today. Just awful.
  4. Doctors need good manners.
  5. He keeps his secrets in a .

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