2-44. If you had called me, I could’ve picked you up

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Repeat after the tutor. 

  • If I had had money, I would’ve helped you.
  • If you had kissed me, I would’ve punched you.
  • If he had stayed here, he wouldn’t have died.
  • If you had come to the cafe, you could’ve seen Brad Pitt.
  • If he had protected me, I could’ve been safe.
  • If he hadn’t taught me, I couldn’t have mastered English.
  • If I hadn’t called her, she would’ve been late.
  • If we hadn’t been tired, we wouldn’t have slept.
  • If you hadn’t helped us, we couldn’t have finished this.
  • If I hadn’t studied hard, I couldn’t have passed this test.
  • If I had had money, I would’ve bought this boat.
  • If you had touched my boyfriend, I would’ve hit you.
  • If she had had time, she would’ve helped us.
  • If you had promoted me, I would’ve been happy.
  • If he had fired us, we would’ve been sad.


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
Come apart (phrasal verb) to break into parts or pieces
e.g. an old house that is coming apart at the seams
Come around (phrasal verb) to start to accept and support something (such as an idea) after opposing it : to stop opposing or disagreeing with something or someone
e.g. She still says she won’t support us, but she’ll come around eventually.
Come as (phrasal verb) used to describe the effect that something has when people first learn about it
e.g. Their decision came as a surprise to me.
Come back (phrasal verb) to return to a place
e.g. I hope you’ll come back and see us again soon.
Come between (phrasal verb) to cause disagreement between (people or groups)
e.g. We shouldn’t let these problems come between us.
Come by (phrasal verb) to get or acquire (something)
e.g. A good job is hard to come by.
Come down (phrasal verb) to go to a lower level
e.g. It’s sad to see how he has come down in the world.
Come down on (phrasal verb) to criticize or punish (someone)
e.g. The governor has promised to come down hard on corrupt officials.
Come down to (phrasal verb) to have (something) as the most important part
e.g. It’s nice to be rich, but when you come (right) down to it, it’s more important to be healthy and happy.
Come down with (phrasal verb) to begin to have or suffer from (an illness)
e.g. She came down with [=contracted] measles.


Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. touched / had / if / my / boyfriend / you /, /would’ve / I / hit / you / .
    2. had / you / me / promoted / if / , / been / I / would’ve / happy / .
    3. again / they / if / tried / had / , / the / won / could’ve / they / game / .
    4. helped / I / if / her / hadn’t / , /the / she / test / failed / could’ve / .
    5. if / helped / you / hadn’t / I / , / your / couldn’t/   business / have / you / started / .
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. If I had had money, I would’ve buy this boat. 
    2. If he had fired us, we would’ve sad.
    3. If you had came to my party, you could’ve seen the singer.
    4. If I had find a job, I wouldn’t have come back.
    5. If I hadn’t met Master Eugene, I didn’t have mastered English.
  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. Bone of contention: Pick a contentious issue about which you care deeply — it could be the same-sex marriage debate, or just a disagreement you’re having with a friend. Write a post defending the opposite position, and then reflect on what it was like to do that.
    3. Menagerie: Do you have animals in your life? If yes, what do they mean to you? If no, why have you opted not to?


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

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