Wait, Hope, Expect and Look Forward to 
How to Use them in Real Situations.

I thought I would take the terms 'wait', 'hope', 'expect' and 'look forward to' and use them to talk about three aspects of my life. 

  • This website
  • My new job
  • My trip to Canada

1) This website

This website is the perfect topic for this grammar point. There are many things that I hope for.

hope that this website teaches you a lot. I think that learning English needs to be fun and interesting and I hope that you enjoy this website.

expect that people will not think it is perfect though.

When you don't think something works or you have a better idea I hope that you tell me via the suggestions form. 

Feedback from you, the user, is the best way for me to improve the site to meet your needs.  I hope you have some good and bad things to say about it.

That might take a while, so I will write more articles in the mean time. Seriously, I am looking forward to hearing what you have to say.

2) My new job

I moved to Huelva in 2008 and I expected it to be difficult to find a job here. Huelva is much smaller than Madrid and I didn't know if an English teacher could find work here. I waited a couple of months before looking for a job.

Then I got an interview at a local academy. I was a bit nervous but I was looking forward to meeting the director of the company and learning what sort of teaching I would be able to do. I signed my pre-contract and I am looking forward to starting this October. I hope that I get a good schedule. :)

3) My trip to Canada

I am really looking forward to going to Canada in July. My flight is on the 12th of July and I hope that all of my flights are on schedule.

I will be in Calgary for a month and a half and Paco will be there for 20 days. I hope that he enjoys himself as much as he did last year. He is really looking forward to seeing my parents again.

Paco is Spanish and my parents do not speak Spanish. Paco's English is really good but I expect that my parents will speak too quickly at times. My parents will be waiting for me at the airport when I arrive.

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