2-43. If you were my girlfriend, I would be happy

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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 Gangnam.
  • 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, your life wouldn’t be 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 Ferrary.
  • If I were Korean, I could speak Korean.
  • If I were funny, I could become a comedian.
  • If I were 21, I could drink beer.


Here are some grammar tips. 


Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Use the illustration above if needed.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
Mars (n) the planet that is fourth in order from the sun
proud (ad) very happy and pleased because of something you have done, something you own, someone you know or are related to, etc. : feeling pride
e.g. I was proud that I never gave in.
tuxedo (n) a formal suit for a man
especially : a formal black suit worn with a white shirt and a black bow tie
Come about (phrasal verb) to happen
e.g. Their meeting came about by accident/chance.
Come across (phrasal verb) to meet or find (something or someone) by chance
e.g. Researchers have come across important new evidence.
Come after (phrasal verb) to chase (someone) : to try to find or capture (someone you want to hurt or punish)
e.g. They’re worried that the government might be coming afterthem.
Come again (phrasal verb) used to ask someone to repeat something that was not heard or understood clearly
e.g. “Her name is Hermione.” “Come again? I didn’t quite hear you.” “I said her name is Hermione.”
Come along (phrasal verb) to go somewhere with someone
e.g. I’m going to the museum tomorrow. Would you like to come along?
Come a long way (phrasal verb) to rise to a much higher level of success : to become very successful
e.g. He’s come a long way from his days as a young reporter. Now he’s one of the country’s most respected journalists.
Come and go (phrasal verb) 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. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. I / 21 / if / were / , / drink / could / I / beer / .
    2. were / if / men / we / , / could / we / them/ understand /.
    3. if / skinny / were / I / , / skinny / wear / would / I / jeans / .
    4. you / if / tall / were / , / be / you / more / would / popular / .
    5. loved / if / she / you  / , / you / wouldn’t / she / to / lie / .
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. If I am a bird, I could fly to the sky.
    2. If I were rich, I can buy this Ferrari.
    3. If I were fun, I could become a comedian.
    4. If I lived in France, I could visit to Paris.
    5. If I had money, I won’t leave San Diego.
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. question1
    2. question2
    3. question3
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Comfort zone: What are you more comfortable with — routine and planning, or laissez-faire spontaneity?
    3. 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.


Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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