Nov 13, 2016

UNIT 38 • If I knew ... I wish I knew ...

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  • Choose the verb(s) into the correct form.
    • If I  . . . 
      knew
      his number, I would phone him.
      • knew
      • would know
      • know

    • I  . . . 
      wouldn’t buy
      that coat if I were you.
      • don’t buy
      • didn’t buy
      • wouldn’t buy

    • I  . . . 
      would help
      you if I could, but I’m afraid I can’t.
      • help
      • would help
      • helped

    • We would need a car if we  . . . 
      lived
      in the country.
      • lived
      • would live
      • live

    • If we had the choice, we  . . . 
      would live
      in the country.
      • would live
      • lived
      • live

    • This soup isn’t very good. It  . . . 
      would taste
      better if it wasn’t so salty.
      • would taste
      • tastes
      • tasted

    • I wouldn’t mind living in England if the weather  . . . 
      were
      better.
      • would be
      • were
      • was

    • If I were you,  . . . 
      wouldn’t wait.
      I  . . . 
      would go
      now.
      • waited. ... would go
      • wouldn’t wait.went
      • wait.go

    • You’re always tired. If you  . . . 
      didn’t go
      to bed so late every night, you  . . . 
      wouldn’t be tired
      all the time.
      • didn’t goweren’t tired
      • wouldn’t gowouldn’t be tired

    • I think there are too many cars. If there  . . . 
      weren’t
      so many cars, there  . . . 
      wouldn’t be
      so much pollution.
      • weren’t ... wouldn’t be
      • wouldn’t be ... weren’t

  • Write a sentence with ‘If …’ for each situation.
    • We don’t visit you very often because you live so far away.
      If you didn’t live so far away,

      • He doesn’t speak very clearly—that’s why people don’t understand him.
        If he people

        • That book is too expensive, so I’m not going to buy it.
          If I (weren’t)

          • We don’t go out very often because we can’t afford it.
            If

            • It’s raining, so we can’t have lunch in the garden.
              (weren’t)

              • I have to work tomorrow evening, so I can’t meet you.

              • Write sentences beginning ‘I wish …’.
                • I don’t know many people (and I’m lonely).
                  I wish

                  • I don’t have a key (and I need one).
                    I wish

                    • Ann isn’t here (and I need to see her).
                      (was)

                      • It’s cold (and I hate cold weather).
                        (were)

                        • I live in a big city (and I don’t like it).

                          • I can’t go to the party (and I’d like to).

                            • I have to work tomorrow (but I’d like to stay in bed).

                              • I don’t know anything about cars (and my car has just broken down).

                                • I’m not lying on a beautiful sunny beach (and that’s a pity).
                                  (was)

                                • Write your own sentences beginning ‘I wish …’.
                                  • Somewhere you’d like to be now…
                                    I wish I were at home.
                                    (beach)
                                    (New York)
                                    (bed)

                                    • Something you’d like to have…
                                      I wish I had a big garden.
                                      (computer)
                                      (job)
                                      (money)

                                      • Something you’d like to be able to do…
                                        I wish I could tell jokes.
                                        (sing)
                                        (speak a language)
                                        (fly)

                                        • Something you’d like to be…
                                          I wish I was taller.
                                          (beautiful)
                                          (strong)
                                          (rich)

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