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  • Hi, Bob, the Canadian here.

  • Welcome to this English lesson

  • on how to express hope in English.

  • If you look behind me,

  • you'll see that the daffodils are blooming.

  • Every year, no matter how bad the winter is,

  • the daffodils grow and the daffodils bloom,

  • and they're beautiful and it gives me hope.

  • Hope is this positive feeling about the future.

  • Hope is when you want something to happen,

  • when you're looking forward to something happening

  • and you're just excited about it

  • and you just really want it to happen.

  • So the daffodils always give me hope

  • because I just think they're super resilient.

  • So I thought I would do an English lesson for all of you

  • on how to express hope in English.

  • (soft music)

  • Well, hello and welcome to this English lesson

  • about how to express hope in English.

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  • just a little bit more English.

  • Hey, we have an expression in English, high hopes.

  • I have high hopes that this pandemic will be over this year.

  • I have high hopes that this pandemic will end,

  • that people will get vaccinated

  • and that eventually life will go back to normal.

  • So when you say you have high hopes,

  • it means that you really want something to happen.

  • You are really looking forward to that thing happening.

  • I definitely have high hopes

  • that this pandemic will be over this year.

  • Now some people might say, "Don't get your hopes up."

  • When someone says, "Don't get your hopes up,"

  • what they're saying is,

  • "Don't be excited in a positive way for something."

  • Don't get your hopes up means don't smile

  • and look forward to something

  • because it probably won't happen,

  • but I can't see that right now.

  • I can't say to people, "Don't get your hopes up."

  • I need to stay positive.

  • I need to think positive thoughts

  • because I think that's the best thing to do.

  • Because after, all hope springs eternal.

  • When you say that hope springs eternal,

  • it means that people are, for the most part,

  • always positive about the future.

  • I know sometimes we get down a little bit.

  • Sometimes we aren't positive,

  • but hope always seems to return.

  • So we have this really cool little English phrase,

  • hope springs eternal.

  • I really believe that's true.

  • We have two phrases with the word hope

  • that we use in English to express our opinion.

  • We say things like, I hope not and I hope so.

  • Let me use both of them in example sentences.

  • If someone said,

  • "I think this pandemic is going to go on forever,"

  • I would say, "I hope not."

  • I'm going to express that I don't want that to happen.

  • So "I hope not" means

  • that you don't want something to happen.

  • If someone said, "I think everyone will get vaccinated

  • by the end of this year or sooner,"

  • I would say, "I hope so."

  • So I'm using the phrase "I hope so"

  • to say that I want that to happen.

  • So the phrase "I hope not" is used

  • when you want to say you don't want something to happen

  • and "I hope so" is used when you want to express

  • that you do very badly want something to happen.

  • So I'll be honest with you.

  • Things in Ontario, Canada are not very good right now.

  • There are more new COVID cases every day

  • than we've had during the whole pandemic.

  • We are in a third wave, but there is a glimmer of hope.

  • There's a glimmer of hope

  • because we have more and more vaccines available every day.

  • Every week a new vaccine gets approved

  • and more and more people are getting vaccinated.

  • So there is a glimmer of hope.

  • A glimmer of hope is when in a bad situation,

  • you see that there is a way out.

  • There is a light at the end of the tunnel.

  • So right now there is a glimmer of hope,

  • there are more and more people getting vaccinated every day,

  • so hopefully that helps a lot.

  • So I refuse to believe that things are hopeless.

  • I refuse to believe

  • that things aren't going to go back to normal.

  • When you think things are hopeless,

  • you think there is no hope, and I refuse to think that.

  • I choose to be hopeful.

  • When you are hopeful,

  • it means that you have a positive attitude.

  • So I am certainly hopeful.

  • I think it's important that we look on the bright side.

  • Even though many of us are stuck at home,

  • we need to look for the things that are cool

  • about being at home.

  • I know there's not a lot.

  • I know we'd all rather be outliving normal lives,

  • but right now I think it's important

  • to look on the bright side.

  • And I think we need to hope for the best.

  • When you hope for the best, instead of thinking

  • about all the negative parts of something,

  • instead of thinking about the bad aspects of something,

  • you hope for the best,

  • you try to stay positive in the face of adversity.

  • So when things are bad,

  • I think it's always best to hope for the best.

  • Well, hopefully this English lesson helped you learn

  • just a little bit more English,

  • and I hope that as you continue

  • to study the English language, you enjoy it

  • and that you're doing well.

  • I'm Bob, the Canadian.

  • Thank you so much for watching this lesson.

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  • and if you have a bit more time,

  • I hope you'll stay and watch another English lesson.

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Hi, Bob, the Canadian here.

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How to Express Hope in English

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    Miho Ishii 發佈於 2021 年 04 月 20 日
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