"Neil Armstrong said he would have spent his summer holidays in Mars if he had known there was life on Mars (listening exercise, 6 Minute English). Well, this is not really true, but something is pretty sure (feeling jealous of Patricia and Andrea), I would have won the 2016 photo contest at our school if they had allowed teachers to participate. Do you remember the meme I made some weeks ago?", said Albert.
Forget about this fake situation I have just made up. It was just a way to present the IMPOSSIBLE or UNREAL CONDITIONALS, that is, the Third Conditionals. Click on the link and read about it. Then do the 5 exercises proposed. And here's another one.
By the way, have you seen the film 'The Martian' (Bring him home)? Would you like to spend some time on Mars if you had the opportunity? (HYPOTHETICAL CONDITIONALS) Apart from the 6 exercises just presented, here's another one.
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NOTES ON THE CONDITIONAL SENTENCES (for further details visit my site)
- REAL CONDITIONALS.- You are based on a real situation.
- HYPOTHETICAL CONDITIONALS.- You are based on a hypothetical (NOT IMPOSSIBLE) situation.
- IMPOSSIBLE or UNREAL CONDITIONALS.- You are based on past facts that cannot be changed at all.
REMEMBER THAT IN THE IF-CLAUSE WE DON'T USUALLY HAVE EITHER 'WILL' OR 'WOULD', WHICH IS A SIMILAR CASE TO THE TIME CLAUSES.
One extra exercise, similar to the one you will have in the exam:
CONDITIONALS. Complete the sentences with the appropriate tenses (___).