Friday, November 11, 2011

Have in mind


If you have something in mind, you are thinking about something. You may have an idea or a plan. When you ask someone what they have in mind, you are asking them what they are thinking… for their opinion.

1. A few things to have in mind when deciding to study a new language are: How practical or useful it will be to your life, how much time you are willing to dedicate to studying it, how you will get enough practice and how it may impact your career.

2. When planning a trip abroad/ overseas, what are some of the things you should have in mind or take into consideration? Do you focus on economizing, safety, adventure, language, relaxation, meeting the locals, shopping or fun?

3. Seeing penguins is definitely not what most people have in mind when they think of Africa, but because of the cold Benguela Current that flows from Antarctica past Cape Town in South Africa, there are sizable colonies there that are easy to see.

4. What do you have in mind for New Year’s? Is there anywhere in particular you’d like to be?

5. Something you should have in mind when deciding whether to get a dog or a cat, is that you will need more space for a dog to run around. Either that or you will have to take your dog for walks. A cat doesn’t need much space, nor will it be interested in going for walks.
- What did you have in mind for lunch, honey?
- I was thinking about peanut butter sandwiches.
- How about eating out then? … Or maybe we could order a pizza?!

7. A penny for your thoughts… what have you got in mind? 


  1. What a great blog and what a great way to learn some English. I'm an American living and working in Japan. Glad I found your website, I will definitely be using it to share with students.

    Keep it up! Bookmarked!!!

  2. Hey Brian,
    Glad you like the blog. You can click on the PDF icon in each post to download each "lesson". Feel free to modify anything for your students. Have you been in Japan for long?