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Understanding Conditional Sentences

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Today's lesson is from Danica Steyn, teacher at EC Cape Town English school

Pablo really likes Marsha but he doesn't know how to tell her how he feels. He is always very nervous in her company and acts stupidly. According to Marsha he always says or does the wrong things. She really likes Pablo, but is a bit irritated with his inability of expressing his love. She decided to send Pablo an email and tell him exactly what he had done wrong and what she expects of him. Help Pablo understand Marsha’s email by choosing the correct explanation of each of her conditionals.

Dear Pablo,

If you hadn't told stupid jokes I wouldn't have walked away from you and your friends.
If you had phoned me (like you promised) I wouldn’t have ignored you.
I might have listened to your explanation the next day if you had tried to be serious.
I would be happy if you apologised.
If you bought me flowers to say sorry it would be nice.
If you don't stop making silly jokes I will never speak to you again.
I will be very disappointed if you are not brave enough to tell me exactly how you feel about me.

Marsha
 

Link: Three-part phrasal verbs

  • If you hadn't told stupid jokes I wouldn't have walked away from you and your friends.



  • If you had phoned me (like you promised) I wouldn't have ignored you.



  • I might have listened to your explanation the next day if you had tried to be serious.



  • I would be happy if you apologised.



  • If you don't stop making silly jokes I will never speak to you again.



  • I will be very disappointed if you are not brave enough to tell me exactly how you feel about me.



  • If you ask me to go out with you...I will say yes!