„Aims and ambitions“

Im Rahmen des Englisch-Grundkurses und hier der Unterrichtseinheit „Aims and ambitions“ bat ich Schülerinnen und Schüler des 1. Semesters um einen Essay zum Thema „My personal hopes and dreams for the future“.

Hier sind drei (sehr persönliche) Beispiele, die mir zur Veröffentlichung zur Verfügung gestellt wurden. Ich war beeindruckt von der sprachlichen Kompetenz und gleichzeitig erstaunt, wie über die Generationen hinweg persönliche Träume sich ähneln können.

But read for yourself!

G. Schützler

Task: My personal hopes, plans and dreams for the future

Now that we are attending 11th grade and our A-levels are more within reach we start to think about our future and what we want to accomplish in our lives. Therefore I want to present you my hopes and plans for my future.

First of all, I am planning on a voluntary social year in Great Britain after graduation to improve my pronunciation and my general speaking ability. Furthermore, I also see this year as a chance of learning something about the culture and support local charities.

After finishing my voluntary social year I want to study medicine at the university in Lübeck. Since I was a child I have always wanted to become a doctor one day in order to help to improve my patients‘ health while at the same time helping them to cope with cruel strokes of fate. lf everything goes as planned, I will be finished with my studies in the years 2029 to 2030. After that I would love to specialise in a specific field of medicine which would either be gynaecology or endocrinology.

I am not sure if I will be married or not because I think that you shouldn’t predict things that you have no influence on. I really would love to have kids, even though I am not sure that this would be a good idea due to my probably busy schedule and my lack of confidence when it comes to raising a child.

All in all, my main aim in the future would be to be happy and to be in peace with myself and all my actions.

A. T.

My dream future

I have been thinking about my future since my childhood. I have always thought about later plans. However, these changed from year to year. In
the following text Iwould like to introduce my current thoughts.

ln the past, I always wanted to become a fashion designer. I imagined working in a fashion house and designing clothes there. That is why one of my hobbies is drawing. When I started to research the job, I quickly realized that it would be difficult to find a job as a fashion designer here in Berlin. As my family is very important to me and I would never want to work in another city or another country, I thought about other jobs.

Then I thought of working as a teacher, because I love to work with children. And this thought is still in my mind. I hope that lwill pass my high school diploma and then study education. During my studies I would like to do my driver’s license and buy a car when I earn money. And if I have a job and have saved money I would like to buy a little house and live there with my husband and two children. I would not only give attention to my work, but try to spend a lot of time with my family because life is too short to focus just on work. I love to travel and therefore I would try to explore other countries as often as possible.

I hope so much that my future will be as I imagine it and nothing goes
wrong. I am curious.

M. K.

What the future has in store for us

Our lives are subject to constant change and some events are just unpredictable. Even though my future sometimes seems to be a complete mystery, I am forced to make decisions now. Getting closer to graduation increases the pressure I feel about which direction I want to or will go. The only means guiding me through this jungle of fear, hope and confusion are my plans, my wishes and my dreams.

Before starting a job training or academic studies I would like to see the world with my own eyes and broaden my horizon. I plan on travelling to South Africa to enjoy its nature and visit relatives. Furthermore, I wish to travel to Wales since I am fond of its rough, windy coasts and the green hills and forests.

When I start work I would like to live close to my family, especially my brother and my parents. I would really appreciate them to be able to catch up with me and, if necessary, help me out.

But my biggest dream ist to settle down in a nice house with a garden, similar to my parents‘ house, together with a family of my own. Hopefully I will be able to earn enough money with being an independent artist to take care of my family’s and my own needs.

ln the end, we can never be sure what the future has in store for us. Sometimes someone’s life takes a path they never intended to take. The only thing we can do is to anticipate the consequences of our actions and to believe in a happy ending.

L. F.