Welcome back to another speaking task, everyone! Today I’ll be talking about the unreal conditional in a story-type way! I’ve done this before in grammar form, but now let’s get into it with the speaking version. You can use this to talk about something that is imagined, impossible, or “contrary” to fact.
|If clauses (past tense) + |
clause (would +
|If a stranger saw that my |
children needed help, he would help
|With the verb be, use were for all subjects||If I were a disaster victim, I’d |
be grateful to receive help from others. If he weren’t busy, he would help
|Might and could + base form |
can be used to express a
|If they planted trees, they could keep|
the building cooler.
If they used more wood or
bamboo, they might reduce
|Questions forms are made by putting the words in the main clause |
in question word order.
|If you had the opportunity, would |
live in a green building?
- If you had more free time, how would you spend it?
- If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?
- If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
- If you could meet an important person, who would it be?