This is a story of a person who worked hard to make his dream come true. It was written by a learner called Edgaras and tells of how even unlikely situations can become reality if you keep trying. If you want find out more about John’s dream, read the story and complete the activities.


Task 1 - vocabulary for the film

In this first activity, match words and phrases from the story to similar meanings.

Task 2 - comprehension

In this next activity, read some statements based on the story and decide if they are true, false or there is no information.

Task 3 - summary

In this final activity, complete the summary of the story by filling in the gaps with the correct words.


Once upon a time, in a small village, there lived a boy called John. He was a nice, kind boy, but he was unhappy because he was very poor. John only had his mother, because his father had died when he was a baby. John’s mother was a hardworking lady and felt fortunate to have such a helpful son.

When John started school, he studied hard. He dreamt of being rich so he could help his mother and give money to other poor children.

After primary school, John wanted to go to secondary school, but, where they lived, education was very expensive, and his mother couldn’t afford it. John got a job and started saving up.

Finally, after two long years of hard work, he had enough money for secondary school, so he continued with his studies. Four years later, he gained his qualifications and got a good job. Some time later, John opened his own business.

After 5 years, he was very rich. His dream had come true; he could support his mother and share his wealth with other poor kids. John was delighted and truly proud of himself.



  • Do have a dream for the future?
  • If so, what do you need to do to make your dream come true?

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To have a dream for future is really difficult for me. Because I can't choose what I want to do in the future. I want to be in everything. I want to be a teacher , I want to be an author, an architect( as I am currently) ,a housewife. If I choose being anything I can't stand on them and I am thinking of other alternatives.  I think I couldn't find my passion of life.

I'd read a book which written about a man who has been looking for his real lover  throughout his life but at the end he couldn't find. He spent his all the time seeking someone. He had a dream but he couldn't gain it. I think If you live in dreams for the future ,there are likely to be unable to find it. So we should live in this moment... By being nothing...

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