Int 04 - Unit 11a

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What would you do if you won the lottery? : 

What would you do if you won the lottery? Intermediate 4 ; Unit 11a Present Unreal Conditionals

SO…What would YOU do if you won the lottery!? : 

SO…What would YOU do if you won the lottery!? Maxine would buy a new house for herself and her parents if she won the lottery. If Paul won the lottery, he’d take a trip around the world.

We use unreal conditionals in English to talk about: A situation that is not real, but that we imagine . . . : 

We use unreal conditionals in English to talk about: A situation that is not real, but that we imagine . . .

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If I had a million dollars . . . I would … If I lived in Italy . . . I would . . . If I got a job as a chef . . . I would . . . Are these real situations? Do I really have a million dollars? Do I really live in Italy? Do I really work as a chef? NO! these are imaginary situations

How do we make this type of conditional grammar? Look at these examples: : 

How do we make this type of conditional grammar? Look at these examples: 2. Tomas would be happier if he got a less stressful job. 3. Speaking in English would be easier if you practiced more frequently. After the IF, use ______________________ tense. In the other clause, use __________________. simple past would + verb

Form & Meaning: : 

Form & Meaning: When you imagine a future happening like this, you use a past tense form after IF; However, the meaning is NOT past. Ex. If I moved to a big city, I’d sell my car. The meaning here is NOT past tense . . . I didn’t move away and I didn’t sell my car. I’m imagining a future possibility.

Unreal Conditional About The Present : 

Unreal Conditional About The Present If I had a million dollars, I would travel around the world. If it started snowing, I would be cold If a stranger talked to me, I would ignore him. If she loved me, she would be here. If we went to Mexico, we would have a lot fun. If I were you, I would study for the final exam. (Advice) If Subject + SIMPLE PAST, Subject + WOULD + VERB(bf)

Notice that you can start these sentences with the If-clause or with the Would-clause: : 

Notice that you can start these sentences with the If-clause or with the Would-clause: If Lisa moved abroad, she would learn another language. Lisa would learn another language if she moved abroad.

More Practice . . . : 

More Practice . . . If you ____________ (get) more exercise, I’m sure you ________________ (feel) healthier and happier. Celia ______________ (do) better in school if she _____________ (sleep) more each night. got would feel would do slept

Important Note! : 

Important Note! Formal grammar requires that when making these kinds of conditional sentences, we use WERE for the past tense of be for all subjects (including I, he, she). Ex. -If I were you, I would buy that house. -She would buy a mansion if she were wealthy.

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You will probably hear many native speakers of English use WAS in these cases, and this is often accepted in spoken, less formal situations. And now . . . more practice!

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What would YOU do if . . . you found a wallet on the street? your house caught on fire? your best friend moved far away? there were an earthquake in Lima? Share Your Responses with the class . . .

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