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If-clauses (2)


Aufgabe 1

Writing

The original text was about detecting lies with a machine. Unfortunately, the sentences got completely mixed up by a computer error. 
Put the sentences together correctly. 

  1. on the assumption who tell a lie that people The lie detector become stressed works,
  2. speeds up and that their pulse and makes them sweat the stress.
  3. sensitive instruments can These effects be detected by.
  4. meditation techniques A British scientist such as somewhere else autogenic training found out or by imagining to be a lie detector that can be outwitted by (austricksen).
  5. criticized For this reason are heavily lie detectors.
  6. to use Judges the results are not allowed of the accused lie detector tests judgement when passing on at court.

Lösung

  1. The lie detector works on the assumption that people who tell a lie become stressed, 
  2. and that the stress speeds up their pulse and makes them sweat.
  3. These effects can be detected by sensitive instruments. 
  4. A British scientist found out that a lie detector can be outwitted by meditation techniques such as autogenic training or by imagining to be somewhere else.
  5. For this reason lie detectors are heavily criticized.
  6. Judges are not allowed to use the results of lie detector tests when passing judgement on the accused at court.
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  2
  • Zeit:  10 Minuten
  • Punkte:  12

Aufgabe 2

Grammar

Decide, whether these sentences are conditional I, II or III.

  1. If Grandma has got enough eggs in her fridge, she will bake a cake. (___) 
  2. If she bakes a cake, she will serve it only after lunch. (___) 
  3. If she serves it after lunch, she will also make some tea. (___) 
  4. Why will Grandma wait until after lunch? Because she made a cake yesterday, too. Also yesterday, the kids had discovered the cake as soon as they came home from school and had begged to eat a piece of it before lunch. So what? 
    Mary, her daughter, has become very angry with Grandma: If the kids hadn’t eaten so much cake before lunch, they would have been hungry enough to finish up their potatoes and vegetables. (___) 
  5. So what would do if you were Grandma? (___) 
    ​I bet you’d hide your cake, too!

Lösung

  1. If Grandma has got enough eggs in her fridge, she will bake a cake. ( Type I ) 
  2. If she bakes a cake, she will serve it only after lunch. ( Type I ) 
  3. If she serves it after lunch, she will also make some tea. ( Type I ) 
  4. Why will Grandma wait until after lunch? Because she made a cake yesterday, too. Also yesterday, the kids had discovered the cake as soon as they came home from school and had begged to eat a piece of it before lunch. So what? 
    Mary, her daughter, has become very angry with Grandma: If the kids hadn’t eaten so much cake before lunch, they would have been hungry enough to finish up their potatoes and vegetables. ( Type III ) 
  5. So what would do if you were Grandma? ( Type II ) 
    ​I bet you’d hide your cake, too!
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  1
  • Zeit:  5 Minuten
  • Punkte:  5

Aufgabe 3

Grammar

Complete the dialogue. You have to decide: Conditional I, II or III? 
Caroline and Lucy are best friends. They are making plans for their summer holidays. 

  1. Caroline: If my father ________ (say) yes, I ________ (go) to a youth camp for one or two weeks. My mother has already said yes. Why don’t you come with me? 
  2. Lucy: ________ Good idea! But if I ________ (not get) good marks in my report, my parents ________ (not let) me go.
  3. Caroline: Well, I told you to work harder. If you ________ (not fail) the last test in March, you ________ (not be) in trouble ever since. 
  4. Lucy: I know. And I don’t think that they will allow it. Anyway, where ________ (we / go) if my parents ________ (agree)? 
  5. Caroline: There’s a camp where you can do horse-riding. I thought about going there. My mum says if I ________ (enjoy) horse-riding, she ________ (let) me have more horse-riding lessons here. 
  6. Lucy: You’re lucky. If my grades ________ (not improve), my mum ________ (never / allow me / do) that. She says I need to work much more in the afternoons. 
  7. Caroline: Maybe she’s right. Anyway, the camp is quite expensive. You ________ (have to / find) a job if your parents ________ (not pay) for everything. 
  8. Lucy: I’m sure they won’t! If only I ________ (not buy) the new stereo last month, then I ________ (save) more than enough money to pay for the trip. 
  9. Caroline: Yes, and if I ________ (win) the lottery, I ________ (pay) for you. But I’m not old enough to buy a lottery ticket, so we’ll have to find a different solution. 
  10. Lucy: I should talk to my parents first. If they ________ (not let) me go, I ________ (not have to / think) about the money at all. 

Lösung

  1. Caroline: If my father says yes, I will go to a youth camp for one or two weeks. My mother has already said yes. Why don’t you come with me?
  2. Lucy: Good idea! But if I don't get good marks in my report, my parents won't let me go.
  3. Caroline: Well, I told you to work harder. If you hadn't failed the last test in March, you wouldn't have been in trouble ever since.
  4. Lucy: I know. And I don’t think that they will allow it. Anyway, where shall we go/would we go if my parents agree/agreed?
  5. Caroline: There’s a camp where you can do horse-riding. I thought about going there. My mum says if I enjoy horse-riding, she will let me have more horse-riding lessons here.
  6. Lucy: You’re lucky. If my grades don't improve, my mum will never allow me to do that. She says I need to work much more in the afternoons.
  7. Caroline: Maybe she’s right. Anyway, the camp is quite expensive. You will have to find a job if your parents don't pay (not pay) for everything.
  8. Lucy: I’m sure they won’t! If only I hadn't bought the new stereo last month, then I would have saved more than enough money to pay for the trip.
  9. Caroline: Yes, and if I won the lottery, I would pay for you. But I’m not old enough to buy a lottery ticket, so we’ll have to find a different solution.
  10. Lucy: I should talk to my parents first. If they don't let me go, I won't have to think about the money at all. 
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  2
  • Zeit:  10 Minuten
  • Punkte:  21

Aufgabe 4

Grammar

What if...? Form reasonable answers.

  1. What would you do if your boyfriend / girlfriend cheated on you?
  2. What would you do if you smelt a fire?
  3. What would you do if you weren’t prepared for your maths exam?
  4. What would you do if you found a spider in your bag?
  5. What would you do if you met Brad Pitt?

Lösung

  1. If my boyfriend/girlfriend cheated on me, I would break up the relationship.
  2. If I smelt a fire, I would call the fire brigade.
  3. If I wasn’t prepared for my maths exam, I would ask my doctor for an excuse.
  4. If I found a spider in my bag, I would scream horribly.
  5. If I met Brad Pitt, I would, for sure, ask him to give me an autograph.
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  3
  • Zeit:  10 Minuten
  • Punkte:  5

Aufgabe 5

Translation

Translate the following sentences. 

  1. Wenn der Rettungswagen schneller da gewesen wäre, hätte sie überlebt. 
  2. Wenn ich nach London umziehen würde, könnte ich mir dort nur eine kleine Wohnung leisten. 
  3. Falls ich Großvater besuche, grüße ich ihn von dir. 
  4. Falls meine Schwester nach Neuseeland umzieht, nimmt sie all ihre Möbel mit. 
  5. Es ist zehn vor acht. Wenn ich du wäre, würde ich sofort aufstehen.

Lösung

  1. If the ambulance had arrived earlier, she would have survived.
  2. If I moved to London, I would only be able to afford a small apartment.
  3. If I visit grandfather, I will say “Hello” to him from you.
  4. If my sister moves to New Zealand, she will take all her furniture with her.
  5. It is ten to eight. If I were you, I’d get up immediately.
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  3
  • Zeit:  10 Minuten
  • Punkte:  10
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