What’s on your bucket list?


What’s on your bucket list?

My mother is in her eighties. Last month she accomplished something on her bucket list. She went zip lining in Colorado! Not everyone has a bucket list, but I think it is a fun idea. I have a lot of things on my bucket list. But I don’t plan to kick the bucket for a very long time!


to kick the bucket=(verb) to die [casual slang]

I wonder how old I will be when I kick the bucket.
I heard he kicked the bucket last week.
++this is casual slang! You will hear it in movies, but be careful using this phrase.

bucket list (noun)=a list of things you hope to do or accomplish before you die, often fun or challenging things

This is often heard in casual conversations. You can use this phrase.


Jerry: What’s on your bucket list?

Karen: I’d like to fly in a helicopter and learn to speak Japanese. What’s on your bucket list?

Jerry: I’d like to play the bagpipes well. And I’d like to go to Paris.


1. Do you have a bucket list? Tell me about them!

2. Would your family or friends be surprised at what is on your bucket list?

3. Do you think it is a good idea to have a bucket list?

4. In Japan, do you have a similar idiom to “kick the bucket”?

5. Do you think a bucket list is a good idea or a morbid one?

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