Practice listening and speaking English for daily communication – If I Found a Magic Lamp

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If I Found a Magic Lamp

If I was walking down the beach on day, and I happened to bump toe on a magic lamp,

I would pick it up and rub it. 

If it was a real magic lamp (but I don't believe that there really is a magic lamp), a genie would pop out in a cloud of smoke, and he would call me master. 

He would say that he would grant me three wishes. 

I would have to think very hard about those wishes because I wouldn't want to waste them. 

I don't think I'd want millions of dollars. 

Money doesn't buy happiness, or so they say. 

I might wish for good health, because if your health isn't good you won't be able to enjoy anything. 

Some people might wish for beauty, but beauty is only skin deep. 

Some people would wish for a mansion, or a beautiful car or a big boat. 

I don't want any of those things. 

Some people would want fame. 

Some people would want talent. 

Some people would wish for happiness. 

That might be a good thing to wish for. 

Yes, maybe I'd wish for health and happiness, but what would third wish be? 

I could wish for something enormous, something global. 

I could wish for world peace. 

That would be a wonderful thing if somebody could grant me that. 

Yes, that would probably be third wish. 

It's too bad there aren't any genies inside magic lamps. 

I won't get three wishes. 

I can still work toward getting wishes. 

I can eat well and exercise to stay healthy. 

I can be involved with a lot of things and be with friends to stay happy. 

I can volunteer time to different organizations to help achieve world peace. 

I can do fair share in community to help others. 

That's how I can get three wishes, not through a magic lamp. 

I can only get what I want through self-determination and hard work. 

That is the key to getting your wishes fulfilled.