Cover of the textbook English File Upper-Intermediate - Workbook

The key answer of exercise 1

The key to exercise solutions in chapter 5B - Wish you were here for the textbook English File Upper-Intermediate - Workbook with authors Christina Latham-Koenig, Clive Oxenden and Kate Chomacki from Oxford University Press


  1. Match 1-8 to a-h.
  2. Read the sentences in a. Decide if they show that the speaker would like something to be different, or that he / she is annoyed about something? Complete the chart.
  3. Complete the sentences with wish + past or wish + would.



  1. d
  2. e
  3. h
  4. b
  5. f
  6. c
  7. g
  8. a


  • speaker wants sth to be different → 1, 3, 5, 8
  • speaker is annoyed about sth → 2, 4, 6, 7


  1. my ex-boyfriend wouldn't call me every day
  2. I knew what to do
  3. my boss wouldn’t shout (all the time)
  4. I could drive
  5. my brother wouldn’t use my computer 
  6. my son wouldn’t stay in bed all morning
  7. I had Dan’s phone number 
  8. you wouldn’t leave the bathroom in a mess
  9. I didn’t have to work this weekend
  10. I had time to read books