THIRD CONDITIONAL: IF + SUBJECT + PAST PERFECT + SUBJECT + WOULD + HAVE + PAST PARTICIPLE OF THE MAIN VERB. Unit 6 level 3 of this course.
FOURTH CONDITIONAL: IF + SUBJECT + PRESENT TENSE + SUBJECT+ PRESENT TENSE. Unit 6 level 3 of this course.
Before we start with the Third conditional, let's review the second conditional with a song.
1) Watch this video to review the second conditional (which we saw in Unit 5 level 3)
- Make a list of all the things the singer would do if she were a boy. (Use the third person singular She'd)
- What do the following verbs and expressions mean according to the context of the song?
"throw on" "chase after" "kick it with" "stick up for" "take for granted" "turn off"
Try to guess the meaning first, look them up in the dictionary afterwards. We recommend http://www.wordreference.com/
- How would your life be different if you were a man, or a woman? Write a short text to answer this question.
Now, do these exercises. (Thanks Virginia!)
2) Now let's get into the most difficult conditional: the third conditional! also called the past conditional or impossible conditional.
First watch this video about the past conditional (Jennifer).
Second video about the past conditional (Jennifer)
With this video you can learn the native's pronunciation of the past conditional. Notice:
You still don't know how to use the Third conditional? Please, read this text in Spanish and do all the exercises.
5) To finish with the conditionals for today, you have to study the zero conditional (or fourth conditional). It is very easy, just read the theory and do these exercises. You can use the examples to practice with your language exchange as well.
6) Now let's learn some vocabulary here. Remember: Listen and repeat. Look the words up in a dictionary when necessary.
7) Listen and read this story. You should learn all the vocabulary and practice pronunciation. And, for the most daring, read this article from The Economist.
8) Finally, do this paragraph writing exercise.
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