Repeat after the tutor.
- If I had had money, I would’ve helped you.
- If you had hurt 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 dog, I would’ve yelled at 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 all of 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.
|bone||(n) any one of the hard pieces that form the frame (called a skeleton) inside a person’s or animal’s body
e.g. If you weren’t safe, you couldn’t broken a bone.
|contention||(n) something (such as a belief, opinion, or idea) that is argued or stated
e.g. If you had found new evidence, this would’ve resolved the contention in the family.
|come as||(phrasal verb) used to describe the effect that something has when people first learn about it
e.g. If you didn’t tell me about the party, it would have came as a surprise to me.
|debate||(n) a discussion between people in which they express different opinions about something
e.g. If you had missed school, you would’ve missed watching the big debate between them.
|disagreement||(n) failure to agree
e.g. If you didn’t take my side, it would have been a big disagreement.
|defend||(v) to fight in order to keep (someone or something) safe : to not allow a person or thing to hurt, damage, or destroy (someone or something)
e.g. If you hadn’t defended me, I could have been hurt.
|reflect (on)||(v) to think carefully about something
e.g. If you had reflected on your decision for a bit longer, you would have seen that it was wrong.
|menagerie||(n) a collection of animals kept especially to be shown to the public
e.g. If you have come to the zoo, you would have seen the menagerie of animals.
|opt||(v) to choose one thing instead of another
e.g. If you had given me more options, I would’ve opted for blue candy.
|gap||(n) a space between two people or things
e.g. If you didn’t jump, you could have fallen in the big gap between the rocks.
Go over the following exercise with your tutors.
- Make a sentence.
- touched / had / if / my / dog / you /, /would’ve / I / hit / you / .
- had / you / me / promoted / if / , / been / I / would’ve / happy / .
- again / they / if / tried / had / , / the / won / could’ve / they / game / .
- helped / I / if / her / hadn’t / , /the / she / test / failed / could’ve / .
- if / helped / you / hadn’t / I / , / your / couldn’t/ business / have / you / started / .
- Correct the following sentences.
- If I had had money, I would’ve buy this boat.
- If he had fired us, we would’ve sad.
- If you had came to my party, you could’ve seen the singer.
- If I had find a job, I wouldn’t have come back.
- If I hadn’t met Master Eugene, I didn’t have mastered English.
- Answer the following questions.
- What is the biggest disagreement you have had with someone?
- Have you ever broken a bone?
- What is your favorite animal to see at the zoo?
- (Homework) Write a paragraph.
- Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
- 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.
- Menagerie: Do you have animals in your life? If yes, what do they mean to you? If no, why have you opted not to?