1. Do you ever wish you could travel back in time?
  2. Do you have any strange wishes?
  3. Do you really want all your wishes to come true?
  4. Have you ever had a wish come true? Was it what you always wanted? Why do we wish for things we don’t have?
  5. How have your wishes changed since you were young?
  6. If you could have three wishes that would come true, what would they be? (No, you can’t wish for more wishes)
  7. If you have a wish but your family doesn’t agree with you, what should you do?
  8. Many cultures throw things into water (like a fountain) and make a wish. Why do people do that?
  9. What are the three wishes you have for your life? If you could choose only one of these to come true, which would it be and why? What would be some positive and negative consequences (results) if each of these wishes come true?
  10. What are you thankful for? Who are you thankful for?
  11. What do you wish would happen today?
  12. What do you wish you could change about the world?
  13. What do you wish you could do after this class?
  14. What do you wish you could eat right now?
  15. What do you wish you had right now?
  16. What in your life would you not change?
  17. What other wishes do you have for yourself?
  18. What wishes do you have for your country? For your family members? For your classmates? For your roommates?
  19. What wishes do your parents have for you?
  20. What would be one thing you hope your spouse remembers most about you if you were to die before him/her?
  21. What would be one thing you would wish for your spouse?
  22. When do people make wishes in your culture? (for example, when you see a shooting star)
  23. When you were young, how did you answer this questions: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
  24. Why are wishes very important to people?

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