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Complete the sentences with should/shouldn’t.

You smoke in bed.

You go to the opera in London. It’s great.

You tell her about it. It’s too depressing.

You cross the street at red traffic lights.

The doctor told him that he eat less. He’s too fat.

I think you spend less money on clothes. They’re too expensive.

That’s a fantastic book. You read it.

He is often late to work. You get up earlier.

She tell lies.

He’s fifteen. He drive a car.

1. Listen to that music! Our neighbors play music that loud at this hour.

2. If your tooth is still hurting you tomorrow, you go to the dentist's.

3. Cathy keep ringing her ex-boyfriend. I think he is with another girl now.

4. Before going to Madrid for your holidays, you try and learn something of the
language. You will enjoy things a lot more.

5. You always knock on the door before entering. This is a private office.

6. We bring something to Kate's party. I'll feel really embarrassed otherwise.

7. That model on the TV is too skinny. She eat more, I think!

8. Lizzie ask Bryan to help her with her studies. He did the same course last

9. Pregnant women smoke as it can damage the baby.

10. We leave too late tomorrow if we want to reach the beach before lunch.

Second Conditional
If I were an animal, I’d be a tiger!
Use the Second Conditional to talk about impossible, imaginary, or unlikely
 If I were an animal, I’d be a tiger. (impossible)
 What would you do if you had a billion dollars? (imaginary)
 If Americans ate less fast food, they’d be healthier. (unlikely)
There are two parts to a second conditional sentence: the condition and
the result:

If he exercised more, he’d be thinner.

If I were taller, I could be a professional basketball player.

If the teacher spoke more slowly, we’d understand her better.

If your company went bankrupt, what would you do?

It is possible to reverse the condition and the result:

If you slept 8 hours every night, you’d feel better
= You’d feel better if you slept 8 hours every night.


CONDITION: if + subject + past simple
RESULT: subject + would/might/could + verb
With would, it’s common to use the contractions:
I’d, you’d, he’d, she’d, we’d, they’d
would – the result is more definite or certain
If Peter asked Karen to marry him, she would say yes.
(In this case, we know that Karen loves Peter very much)
might – the result may or may not happen
If Peter asked Karen to marry him, she might say yes… but she might say no. (In
this case, we aren’t sure if Karen loves Peter or not)
could – to talk about possible results
If I had a million dollars, I could do anything! I could buy a new car every month,
Icould have my own helicopter, I could live in a mansion, I could eat expensive
gourmet food, I could quit my job…
(could emphasizes the opening of possibilities)