In this programme, Neil and Beth talk about dreams. You’ll hear from two people who dared to follow their dreams and are happy to have done so. You’ll also learn some related vocabulary along the way.

This week’s question
In 2012, Australian nurse, Bronnie Ware, wrote her bestselling book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, after interviewing terminally ill patients about their life regrets. So, what do you think their top regret was?

a) I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
b) I wish I had followed my dreams.
c) I wish I’d made more money.

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

perfect, ideal society where everyone is happy and gets along with each other

struggle with (something)
find it difficult to accept or even think about (something)

strange, unusual and difficult to like

control something by force

not proud or arrogant

a grain of sand
small and insignificant, yet at the same time important, part of a whole

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This news story originally appeared at Argentina - City News Miami on 9 February 2023