By the end of the lesson
You will know how to form the 2nd
You will be able to use this form
in your own sentences.
Lyrics to If you had my love
If you had my love and I gave you all my
Would you comfort me?
Tell me baby
And if somehow you knew that your love
would be untrue
Would you lie to me?
And call me baby?
The second Conditional
Look at the chorus from the Jennifer Lopez
song and try to figure out the rule of how the 2nd
conditional is formed.
If clause , main clause.
If+ simple past,subject+ would/+ infinitive.
If+simple past negative form, would infinitive.
• 1. Does the guy have Jennifer’s love?
• 2.Does the 2nd conditional here refer to
something 100% true or something that
may/may not happen?
• 3.Does this sentence have to do with the
• 4. Does it have to do with the future?
• 5.Does it have to do with the past?
The consequence chain
Choose one of the two sentences
• If I won 10.000 euros tomorrow, I would OR
• If I went to the airport tomorrow, I’d
Fill in your own answer and then give it to the
person on your left. Now, you each have a new
paper. Continue your classmate’s sentence by
adding the consequence to what he/she said. Fold
you classmate’s answer and then give the paper to
the person sitting on your left. Keep doing this
until you have added a consequence to
If I won 10.000 tomorrow, I’d
tell my mum (gives to next
student). If you told your
mum, she’d make you share the
money with your sister(next
student). If you shared with
your sister, you’d have 5.000
Stranded in a cave-Part one (4 mins)
You visit a cave with your friends. Suddenly, it
starts raining, rocks fall and the cave entrance has
been blocked. Oh, no! You are trapped!
You need to say how you would use the items on
the cards to survive or get out of the cave
(question mark card can be an object of your
Use the structure: If I had a…, I would
Or your own second conditional if clause
Keep notes of your classmates answers!
Stranded in a cave-part two (4 minute
You now know what items your group
has and how your classmates would
use these items. Have a discussion on
which two you would use to get out of
the cave. At the end your group must
tell the class what two objects their
group would use and how. You must
use the 2nd conditional when
presenting the two objects.