# Second Conditional WHEN DO WE USE IT? to talk about an imaginary / hypothetical situation which we believe is impossible or very improbable. “If I were.

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Second Conditional

WHEN DO WE USE IT? to talk about an imaginary / hypothetical situation which we believe is impossible or very improbable. “If I were you, I would talk to him.” “If I had money, I would buy a car” “If I saw my friends, I would be happy.”

If-clause (future condition with low possibility) Main Clause (unlikely result) If I had ten million dollars, I would buy a new sports car for you. Structure: SECOND CONDITIONAL (+) (Past Tense) (would + verb) (-) DIDN´T + VERB WOULDN´T + VERB IIf she didn´t live near the river, She wouldn´t go fishing

If Ken had enough money, he would travel around the world. The situation is: Ken does not have enough money and he’s not likely to travel around the world. Example 1

If I knew Angela’s address, I her. would visit The situation is: I don’t know Angela’s address, so I can’t visit her. Oh! Angela. I miss you!! Example 2

If I a car, I would go to all the cities. The situation is: I don’t have a car. It is unlikely that I can go to all the cities in my own car. had Example 3

Write the verbs in brackets into the gaps in Conditional II. Example: If I ____ (to go) to the cinema, I _________ (to watch) an interesting film. Answer: If I went to the cinema, I would watch an interesting film. 1. If they _______________ ( have) enough money, they _______________ (buy) a new car. 2. If he _______________ (be) my friend, I _______________ ( invite) him. 3. The Smiths _______________ ( go) on holiday if they _______________ ( have) time. 4. If Susan _______________ (study) harder, she _______________ (be) better at school. HAD WOULD BUY WERE WOULD INVITE WOULD GO HAD STUDIED WOULD BE

Make second conditional sentences: 1)I ______ you the money if I _______ it. (give, have) 2)If she really ___________ him, she ______________ all his money. (love, waste) 3)We ____________ a bigger house if we _________ afford it. (buy, can) 4)You ______ b a new car next year if you ______ a bit of money each week. (buy, save) 1)If I _____________my own boss, I ____________ work longer hours. (be, have to) WOULD GIVEHAD LOVEWOULDN´T WASTE WOULD BUY COULD WOULD BUY SAVED WERE WOULDN´T HAVE TO

Match the following sentence halves: 1) If I had better qualification, a) if she found out about the document I lost. 2) If he wasn’t so mean, b) if he didn’t have to, 3) If she didn’t work overtime, c) I’d invest in the stock market 4) If I knew more about money, d) if you kept your money in a bank account. 5) The boss would sack me e) unless I knew he’d pay me back. 6) I wouldn’t lend a friend money f) people would like him more. 7) He wouldn’t work g) I’d apply for that job. 8) It’d be safer h) her salary wouldn’t be enough to live on. G F H C A E B D

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