Unit 20 Level 3 (Upper Intermediate- Advanced): Mixed conditionals

Besides the four types of conditional sentences you already know (first, second, third and zero), there is a fifth type which is used when the time in the "if" clause is not the same as the time in the main clause. These are called “mixed conditionals”, as they combine two different types of conditional patterns.

1) Watch this video to learn how second and third conditionals can be used together by mixing and matching the “if” and main clauses, thus forming a mixed conditional.

2) Let’s check some of the most important facts about this type of conditionals here and here. Pay attention to these examples.

3) Now, let’s do some practice with the following exercises:

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4 (pages 15, 16 and 17)

Exercise 5

4) Use the sentences from the above exercises to practice with your language exchange. Remember: If you don't have a language exchange (or a teacher) you're wasting your time, you'll never learn to speak English.

5) Let's learn some vocabulary. Extract all the words you don't know from this text
Look them up in an English-English dictionary like this one.

6) Listen and read this story. You should learn all the vocabulary and practice pronunciation. And, for the most daring, read this article from The Independent.

7) Finally, write a story of about 200/250 words using the sentences you have learnt in this unit. You can use examples from the videos and exercises above.

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