Jo: Hi everybody. So, I'm here with Jo, and we're talking about dreams. So, Jo, tell me, do you remember your dreams?
Joanne: Um, I must say that, er, not very often. I think I tend to forget the good dreams, and it's the bad dreams or the scary dreams that I remember. You know, the ones where you like, uh, you wake up in the middle of the night and something really scary was happening in your dream and you think, uf, thank goodness that was just a dream, it wasn't real! What about you? Do you remember many of your dreams?
Jo: Um, yeah, I think like you, um, I remember better if I wake up just after. Um, or sometimes, yeah, I've had dreams that are really memorable and it's normally because I think they mean something or, um, it's important for what's happening in my life.
Joanne: Um, so you think that your dreams have a meaning?
Jo: Yeah, I do, actually! Not like they predict the future or, you know, a symbol – if you see this animal, it means this specific thing – but I can normally work out where it's come from. Um, and sometimes dreams help me understand how I feel about a situation, for example.
Joanne: Is there a dream that you have a lot?
Jo: Er, I always say the classic is, because I'm a teacher, um, if I'm feeling stressed or not prepared for something, then the situation in the dream is always that I've got a class or a big conference and I'm not prepared, and where are my materials? Yeah, that would be a common dream.
Joanne: I've had something similar, when I've felt that I'm in an exam and suddenly I haven't revised for it, I don't know anything and that's kind of a similar thing. A bit of a stressful dream.
Jo: Yeah, exactly. We’re all traumatised from school and teaching!
Joanne: Definitely! And what about dreams in other languages? Do you ever dream in a different language?
Jo: Um, yeah, I have done. Especially when I was trying really hard and studying a lot to learn Spanish, and I remember having dreams where, like, phrases came into my head or I was really fluent. But then later, when I checked them, it was real Spanish, so I was really happy with that.
Joanne: I think that could be a really good sign, that you're remembering the language, if you're dreaming about it as well, or if you're dreaming in that language.
Jo: Definitely. It's processing, isn't it? They say that's a good sign. So, I wonder if any of our learners have dreamed in English? Let's ask people. So, please tell us in the comments and tell us as well, do you remember your dreams, and do you think they mean anything? So, thank you, Jo, and we're really looking forward to hearing what people think.
What do you think?
- Do you remember your dreams?
- Do you think they mean anything?
- Do you ever dream in other languages?
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