English Speaking Practice: Discussing Future Plans and Goals

Anna: Hey, Mark! Long time no see. How have you been?

Mark: Hey, Anna! I’ve been good, just busy with work. How about you?

Anna: Same here, work has been pretty hectic. But I’ve been thinking a lot about the future lately. Do you have any plans or goals you’re working towards?

Mark: Oh, definitely. I’ve been thinking about going back to school to get my master’s degree. I feel like it could really help me advance in my career. What about you?

Anna: That sounds like a great idea! For me, I’ve been wanting to start my own business. I’ve always had a passion for baking, and I’m thinking of opening a bakery.

Mark: That’s amazing, Anna! Your baked goods are incredible. I’m sure your bakery would be a hit. Do you have a specific timeline for starting it?

Anna: Thanks, Mark! I’m hoping to get things started within the next year. Right now, I’m doing a lot of research and trying to save up some money. What about your master’s? Have you picked a program yet?

Mark: I’ve been looking into a few programs, but I’m leaning towards one that focuses on business administration. It seems like the perfect fit for my career goals.

Anna: That sounds perfect for you. Have you thought about where you’d like to study?

Mark: I’m considering a couple of universities nearby so I can continue working while I study. Balancing both might be tough, but I think it’ll be worth it in the long run.

Anna: Definitely. It sounds challenging, but I’m sure you can handle it. Speaking of balance, I’m a bit nervous about juggling the bakery and my personal life. Do you have any tips for managing everything?

Mark: I think planning and setting small, achievable goals is key. Also, don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. It’s important to have a support system.

Anna: That’s great advice. I’ll definitely keep that in mind. It’s so exciting to think about the future and all the possibilities, isn’t it?

Mark: Absolutely. It’s all about taking those first steps and being open to learning along the way. We’ve got this!

Anna: We sure do! Let’s make a pact to support each other and check in on our progress.

Mark: Deal! Here’s to making our dreams come true, Anna.

Anna: Cheers to that, Mark!

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Rachel: Hey, Chris! It’s been a while. How have you been?

Chris: Hi, Rachel! I’ve been good, just caught up with work. How about you?

Rachel: Same here. Work’s been pretty demanding. I’ve been thinking a lot about my future plans and goals lately. Do you have any dreams you’re working towards?

Chris: Yeah, I’ve been thinking about starting a YouTube channel. I’ve always loved making videos, and I think it could be a fun and rewarding project. What about you?

Rachel: That sounds awesome, Chris! I’ve been wanting to travel more and maybe even start a travel blog. I love exploring new places and sharing my experiences.

Chris: That’s a fantastic idea, Rachel! Your travel stories are always so interesting. Do you have any destinations in mind?

Rachel: I’m dreaming of visiting Japan and Italy. Both have such rich cultures and beautiful landscapes. How about you? Have you thought about what kind of content you want to create for your channel?

Chris: I’m thinking of doing a mix of tech reviews and vlogs about my daily life. I want to keep it authentic and fun. I think people appreciate genuine content.

Rachel: That sounds perfect! I can’t wait to watch your videos. Have you started planning or making any videos yet?

Chris: I’ve been brainstorming ideas and scripting a few videos. I’m hoping to start filming next month. It’s a bit nerve-wracking, but I’m excited. What about your travel blog? Have you started writing anything yet?

Rachel: I’ve been jotting down ideas and researching blogging platforms. I want to launch it later this year. It’s a bit overwhelming, but I’m really passionate about it.

Chris: It sounds like we both have exciting journeys ahead. Do you have any tips for staying motivated and on track?

Rachel: I think setting clear, achievable goals and celebrating small victories is important. And keeping a positive mindset. What about you? Any advice for starting something new?

Chris: I’d say don’t be afraid to take the plunge and learn as you go. And definitely seek feedback from friends and family. It helps to have a support system.

Rachel: That’s great advice, Chris. I’m really looking forward to seeing where our journeys take us. Let’s keep each other updated on our progress!

Chris: Absolutely, Rachel! Here’s to achieving our dreams and supporting each other along the way.

Rachel: Cheers to that, Chris! We’ve got this!

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