Repeat after the tutor.
- If I were you, I would hate myself.
- If you were not my sister, I would hate you.
- If I had money, I would buy a building in Manhattan.
- If I were a tiger, I could run really fast.
- If we lived in Mars, we could be free.
- If Candice were my daughter, I would be proud of her.
- If today were the last day, we would be sad.
- If you had a son like yourself, your life wouldn’t be so easy.
- If she had a pink dress, she could wear it tonight.
- If I were a woman, would I be happy?
- If I were a bird, I could fly to the sky.
- If I were rich, I could buy this expensive condominium.
- If I were European, I could speak Swedish.
- If I were funny, I could become a comedian.
- If I were 16, I could drive.
Here are some grammar tips.
Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Use the illustration above if needed.
|Mars||(n) the planet that is fourth in order from the sun
e.g. If we had a spaceship, we could go to Mars.
|dress||(n) a piece of clothing for a woman or a girl that has a top part that covers the upper body and a skirt that hangs down to cover the legs
e.g. If she got a new dress, she would be happy.
|tonight||(n) this night or the night following this day
e.g. If I wasn’t busy, I could hang out with you tonight.
|comfort zone||(n) the level at which one functions with ease and familiarity
e.g. If I do a solo at the concert, I would be stepping out of my comfort zone.
|come across||(phrasal verb) to meet or find (something or someone) by chance
e.g. If the police do more investigating, they would come across important new evidence.
|routine||(n) a regular way of doing things in a particular order
e.g. If I don’t brush my teeth first, I will be falling out of routine.
|laissez-faire||(n) French for “Let (people) do (as they choose).” A policy or attitude of letting things take their own course, without interfering
e.g. If we don’t make rules in the school, we’ll have a laissez-faire system.
|spontaneity||(adj) the quality or state of being spontaneous
e.g. If they keep jumping, they will continue to show spontaneity.
|schoolchildren||(n) children attending school
e.g. If the schoolchildren were getting better grades, I would be proud of them.
|come and go||(idiom) used to talk about time that has passed
e.g. More than a hundred years have come and gone since the day of that famous battle.
Go over the following exercise with your tutors.
- Make a sentence.
- I / 16 / if / were / , / drive / could / I / .
- were / if / men / we / , / could / we / them/ understand /.
- if / skinny / were / I / , / skinny / wear / would / I / jeans / .
- you / if / tall / were / , / be / you / more / would / popular / .
- loved / if / she / you / , / you / wouldn’t / she / to / lie / .
- Correct the following sentences.
- If I am a bird, I could fly to the sky.
- If I were rich, I can buy this Ferrari.
- If I were fun, I could become a comedian.
- If I lived in France, I could visit to Paris.
- If I had money, I won’t leave San Diego.
- Answer the following questions.
- What is something that would be out of your comfort zone?
- What is your routine in the morning?
- Would you like to visit Mars?
- (Homework) Write a paragraph.
- Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
- Comfort zone: What are you more comfortable with — routine and planning, or laissez-faire spontaneity?
- Show and tell: You’ve been asked to do a five-minute presentation to a group of young schoolchildren on the topic of your choice. Describe your presentation.