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Three wishes

Every week we ask you a different question. Hear what people in London say, then join the conversation! This week, you can have three wishes. What will you wish for?

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The Express English team

In London, some people wished for world peace and an end to greed. Others wished for something for themselves, like to travel round the world or to own an expensive sports car.

One man wished for health, happiness and love.

We hope their wishes come true.

Did you know?

Fact

In Northumberland, England, around 16,000 coins were found in an ancient Roman wishing well, dedicated to the goddess Coventina.

Language tip

Say 'I wish I could' not 'I wish I can.'

Cultural tip

In Britain the Middle-Eastern story of Aladdin and the genie who grants three wishes is so popular, that it's now part of traditional Christmas plays called 'pantos'.

This Express English was originally published in 2011.

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