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  • English Second Conditionals Video with Exercise

    We hope everyone has been enjoying our new animated video on English second conditional. This English construction is a little difficult, but it’s important for advancing your abilities.

    We use the the second conditional to talk about unreal or imaginary situations, as you will see in the video below.

    Watch the video, and then see if you can complete the exercises. You can watch more of our English videos here.

     

    Fill in the gaps below. You’ll use a verb in the past simple for the first part, followed by a modal verb in the second part of the sentence.

    1. If you ___  more time, you ____ be able to study more English.

    2.  If you _____ more, you ____ be healthier.

    3. If I ___ more money, I ______ work so much.

    4. If you ____ more money, you ____ have to work so much.

    5. If he ____ a lot of English classes, his English _____ be great.

    Complete the sentences below.

    1. If I had a million dollars, _____________________.

    2. If you were smart, ____________________.

    3. ________________________, I would be happy.

    4. _________________________, I would travel the world.

    5. _________________________, I wouldn’t study English.

    Now invent two second conditional sentences of your own.

     Write your answers in comments below, and we’ll respond.

    • Ana

      Thanks

    • Sean Hwang

      1. If you _had__ more time, you _would_ be able to study more English.

      2. If you _were more, you would be healthier.

      3. If I had more money, I would not work so much.

      4. If you had more money, you would not have to work so much.

      5. If he attended a lot of English classes, his English could be great.

      Complete the sentences below.

      1. If I had a million dollars, _I would leave a long vacation_.

      2. If you were smart, _you would not make that stupid decision.

      3. _If you stayed here/did not leave_, I would be happy.

      4. _If I got rottery__, I would travel the world.

      5. _If I had been born in the US_, I wouldn’t study English.

      • LOIEnglish

        Sean…Good work. Question #5 I think that ‘would’ is a better option. We use ‘could’ to suggest possibility. For example: If he studied English more, he COULD get a better job. It is a possibility. In the sentence: If he attended a lot of English classes, his English would be great. (seems to make more sense)

        Question #1: I would TAKE a long vacation
        Question #4: If I won the LOTTERY, I would travel the world.

    • Ilka

      Fill in the gaps below. You’ll use a verb in the past simple for the first part, followed by a modal verb in the second part of the sentence.

      1. If you had more time, you would be able to study more English.

      2. If you exercised more, you would be healthier.

      3. If I had more money, I wouldn’t work so much.

      4. If you hade more money, you wouldn’t have to work so much.

      5. If he had a lot of English classes, his English would be great.

      Complete the sentences below.

      1. If I had a million dollars, I would buy four good houses.

      2. If you were smart, you would study more now.

      3. If you gave me more attention, I would be happy.

      4. If I had money and time, I would travel the world.

      5. If I was born in America, I wouldn’t study English.

      Now invent two second conditional sentences of your own.

      If I could, I would go on vacation.

      If I could change the world, I would be the sunlight in your universe.

      • LOIEnglish

        Excellent Ilka. I love your last sentence, is that yours or a quote from a song?

        • Ilka

          Thanks! In reality, I didn’t invent the last sentence… just remembered the song!