Superstitions (Aberglauben) are part of every culture. Look at the photos and write some superstitions from English-speaking countries. Guess if you don’t know.
Type III if-clauses can have result clauses that describe a result that is true today, or that describe a result that happened in the past. Tick if the result is true today (“current result”) or if the result happened in the past (“past result”).
current result past result If I had worked harder in school, I would have a better job. If you had seen the advertisement, would you have applied for the job? She would have taken the bus if she had known. If they hadn´t eaten too much last night, they wouldn´t all have stomachaches. We wouldn´t have seen that movie if we had known it was so boring. If we had chosen a different holiday destination, we wouldn't be sitting inside because of the rain. Would he have gone to the concert with me if I had asked him? If she hadn´t posted an unkind comment about our classmate, more people would talk to her.
Use the information in brackets to complete the dialogues. Use type I, type II, or type III (past result) if-clauses.
- A: Do you have plans on Friday?
B: No, not at the moment. But if we ____________ (to go) to the club, we ____________ (to call) you. (type I)
- A: I really don’t know whether he’s a nice guy. He didn’t give his mother anything for her birthday.
B: Of course he’s a nice guy. He was busy and forgot. If he ____________ (to remember) his mother’s birthday, he ____________ (to buy) her a present. (type III, past result)
- A: What do you think I should do?
B: To be honest, I ____________ (to apply) for both job training programmes if I ____________ (to be) you. (type II)
- A: I have to mail this letter today, but I don’t have time to go to the post office.
B: Maria is going to the post office this afternoon. She ____________ (to take) your letter to the post office if you ____________ (to ask) her. (type I)
- A: It’s too bad they didn’t get tickets for the concert.
B: The tickets went on sale on Monday, but they tried to buy the tickets on Friday. If they ____________ (to call) on Monday, they ____________ (to get) tickets. (type III, past result)
- A: What’s your dream country to study in?
B: I ____________ (to go) to Australia if I ____________ (to study) anywhere. (type II)
- A: Do you have plans on Friday?
Listen to the short dialogues. Mark the correct statements.
Both people arrived at the practice early. true/false
One of the people arrived at the practice early. true/false
The people did not arrive at the practice early. true/false
One of the speakers plans to go hiking this weekend. true/false
One of the speakers will definitely not go hiking this weekend. true/false
One of the speakers thinks hiking is dangerous. true/false
Both speakers want would want to know their futures. true/false
One of the speakers would want to know his/her future. true/false
The speakers would not want to know their futures. true/false
Both speakers have been to Croatia. true/false
One of the speakers flew to Croatia. true/false
One of the speakers drove to Croatia. true/false
Translate the sentences into English.
- Du hättest deinen neuen Freund nicht getroffen, wenn du nicht zur Party gegangen wärst.
- Wir wären noch Freunde, wenn sie nicht dieses schreckliche Foto gepostet hätte.
- Würde mein Vater einen Job in London annehmen, würden meine Mutter und ich in Deutschland wohnen bleiben, bis ich mit der Schule fertig wäre.
- Wenn du ins Team eintreten möchtest, dann musst du sehr hart arbeiten.
- Es würden weniger Menschen hinfallen, wenn das Loch im Gehweg repariert werden würde.