Conditional sentences ii

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Conditional sentences ii

  1. 1. If + past simple/continuous + wouldIf + past simple/continuous + would If I didn´t havedidn´t have to work, I would spendwould spend a few years travelling around the world.
  2. 2. We use the second conditional to talk about situations or actions in the present or future, which are not likely to happenare not likely to happen or are imaginary, hypothetical oror are imaginary, hypothetical or impossible.impossible.  It is also used to give advice.
  3. 3. IfIf I wonwon the lottery, I wouldwould travel around the world and buy a castle in Norway. I think that it is very unlikely to win the lottery. However, in this unlikely condition, I will travel and buy a castle.
  4. 4. IfIf I wasn't watchingwasn't watching TV now, I wouldwould be playing football. I am watching TV, and imagining what I would do if I wasn't. IfIf I werewere an alien, I wouldwould be able to travel around the universe. It is impossible for me to be an alien. However, I am imagining what I would do in this situation.
  5. 5. IfIf I werewere you, I´d learnI´d learn Chinese. IfIf I werewere you, I´d changeI´d change my lifestile.
  6. 6. We can use other modal verbs in place of 'would'.  IfIf I hadhad more money, I couldcould buy a car.  Buying a car would be possible  IfIf I wonwon the lottery, I mightmight give all the money to charity.  Giving the money to charity is only a possibility
  7. 7. Let’s practise! Fill the blanks to make second conditionals 1) If I ______(be) you, I _____(get) a new job. were / would get 2) If he ______(be) younger, he ____ (travel) more. was or were / would travel 3) If we ___(not/be) friends, I __(be) angry with you. weren’t / would be 4) If I ___(have) enough money, I ___(buy) a big house. had / would buy 5) She ___(be) promoted if she ___(not/be) always so late. would be / wasn’t or weren’t 6) We ___(travel) the world if we ___(win) the lottery, would travel / won

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