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EXERCISE ON

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1. Itll be quicker if we .. a taxi to the
2.
3.
4.

5.

airport. (get)
If the company stopped advertising online
it . (have) higher operating costs.
I think hed be happier if he ..(not live)
alone.
The managing director wouldnt have
fired so many of his employees if they
.. (relocate) earlier.
We dont start if all the students ..
(talk)

ANSWERS
1. Itll be quicker if we get a taxi to the airport.
2. If the company stopped advertising online,

it would have higher operating costs.


3. I think hed be happier, if he didnt live
alone.
4. The managing director wouldnt have fired
many of his employees if they had
relocated earlier.
5. We dont start if all the students are talking.

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1. Ill be very surprised if Maria .(not get)
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

the job that was advertised here last week.


If you cross an international date line, the
time..(change).
If the entrepreneur hadnt taken so many
risks, the company .(not close down).
All the goods would have sold out If we
.. (drop) the prices a little.
If I (pass) all my exams I would be
working by now.
If I (to be) you, Id leave it until
tomorrow.

ANSWERS
1. Ill be very surprised if Maria doesnt get
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

the job that was advertised here last week.


If you cross an international date line, the
time changes.
If the entrepreneur hadnt taken so many
risks, the company wouldnt have closed
down.
All the goods would have sold out, If we
had dropped the prices a little.
If I had passed all my exams, I would be
working by now. (mixed cond)
If I were you, Id leave it until tomorrow.

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1. Whenever we travel, we _____ trying

new food.
2. If a traveler is unwilling to taste new
food, he or she _______ out on
wonderful new experiences.
3. For example, in Greece, if a traveler
wanted to eat something sweet, he or
she _____ some baklava.
4. If he or she ______ in Istanbul, then
"Turkish Delight" would be the treat to
try.

ANSWERS
1. Whenever we travel, we enjoy trying new

food.
2. If a traveler is unwilling to taste new food,
he or she will miss out on wonderful new
experiences.
3. For example, in Greece, if a traveler wanted
to eat something sweet, he or she would
try some baklava.
4. If he or she were (formal) / was (informal)
in Istanbul, then "Turkish Delight" would be
the treat to try.

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1. _____a person dislikes nuts, he

should try a torte in Vienna.


2. Don't you wish you ____to France
and try a freshly made eclair?
3. You can eat one or two of them if
you ____ .
4. I wish I _____ how to take a Spanish
flan home with me in my suitcase.

ANSWERS
1. Unless a person dislikes nuts, he

should try a torte in Vienna.


2. Don't you wish you could go to
France and try a freshly made
eclair?
3. You can eat one or two of them if
you wish to .
4. I wish I knew how to take a Spanish
flan home with me in my suitcase.

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1. People should try a little of everything

____ or not they think they will like it .


2. Sometimes a person doesn't know
whether ______something or not.
3. Afterwards, the person might regret
not tasting foods he ______ while he
was there.
4. Then the person will realize
______more.

ANSWERS
1. People should try a little of everything

whether or not they think they will like


it .
2. Sometimes a person doesn't know
whether to try something or not.
3. Afterwards, the person might regret not
tasting foods he could have tried while
he was there.
4. Then the person will realize he should
have tried more.

MCQ
1. If an oil spill _____ (occurs/ will occur) offshore,

_____ (is/ was/ would be)it very hard to stop.


2. A terrible spill occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in
April 2010. If the oil company _____ (inspect/
inspected/ had inspected) and maintained its
equipment, this disaster _____ (would not happen/
did not happen/ would not have happened)
3. The explosion killed eleven men. The
government ______(had insisted/ would insist/
would have insisted) on higher safety standards
______ (had they realized/ they had realized) how
unsafe the oil rig was.

ANSWERS
1. If an oil spill occurs offshore, is it very hard to

stop.
2. A terrible spill occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in

April 2010. If the oil company had inspected


and maintained its equipment, this disaster
would not have happened
3. The explosion killed eleven men. The

government would have insisted on higher


safety standards had they realized how unsafe
the oil rig was.

MCQ
1. The oil company had several options.

________(they could have/ they should have)


used back-up equipment, but they
________(did/ didnt).
2. Since the accident, a great number of birds,
fish and mammals have been dying. The oil
company _________ (should have done/ could
have done)more to protect wildlife.
3. This oil spill affects the future of all offshore
drilling in the U.S.___________( Whether or not
/ If) other companies will be permitted to drill
offshore, ___________(depends/ will depend/
depended) on new clean-up technology .

ANSWERS
1. The oil company had several options. they could

have used back-up equipment, but they didnt.


2. Since the accident, a great number of birds, fish

and mammals have been dying. The oil


company should have done more to protect
wildlife.
3. This oil spill affects the future of all offshore

drilling in the U.S.Whether or not other


companies will be permitted to drill offshore, will
depend on new clean-up technology .

MCQ
1. ________(If/ Unless) better methods are used to

contain the oil, more animals ___________(Will


die/ Would die) .
2. People who live along the coast wish
_________(that they had/ that they have) clean
beaches again.
3. If oil _______ (is kept/ will be kept/ would be
kept) offshore, there will be safe coastal land
for wildlife to survive.
4. If the government _________(will restrict/ were
to restrict) offshore oil drilling in the future,
some people would object.

ANSWERS
1. Unless better methods are used to contain the

oil, more animals Will die.

2. People who live along the coast wish that they

had clean beaches again.

3. If oil is kept offshore, there will be safe coastal

land for wildlife to survive.

4. If the government were to restrict offshore oil

drilling in the future, some people would


object.

MCQ
1. Some people doubt ________ (if anything good/

f there is any good) will come of this.Birds,


fish and other wildlife will continue to die.
2. __________(If it hadnt been for their
carelessness/ If it hadnt been their
carelessness) the gulf and the coastal waters
wouldn't be in this terrible situation.
3. If everyone had had his head up, __________
(we arent picking up/ we wouldnt be picking
up/ we wouldnt have picked up) dead wildlife
off our oily beaches now.

ANSWERS
1. Some people doubt if anything good will

come of this.Birds, fish and other wildlife will


continue to die.
2. If it hadnt been for their carelessness the

gulf and the coastal waters wouldn't be in


this terrible situation.
3. If everyone had had his head up, we wouldnt

be picking up dead wildlife off our oily


beaches now.

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1. If I ________ you, I would apologize to her
right away. (to be)
2. If you were her, what ________? (to do)
3. If she hadn't gone to England, she ________
Orlando Bloom. (to meet)
4. If they hadn't been drunk, the doorman
_________(not/catch).
5. If I hadn't lost my cellphone, I ________
you(ask).

ANSWERS
1. If I were you, I would apologize to her right away. (to be)
2. If you were her, what would you do ? (to do)
3. If she hadn't gone to England, she would have met
Orlando Bloom. (to meet)
4. If they hadn't been drunk, the doorman would not have
caught (not/catch).
5. If I hadn't lost my cellphone, I would not have asked
you(ask).

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1. I would have read the letter if I
____________(know) it was from you.
2. If Tony doesnt help in the garden I __________
(not finish) my work in time.
3. If you ___________ (not tell ) me about
Maxwells birthday I would forget it.
4. We ________ (catch) the train earlier if Mary
had found her purse.
5. If Susan ___________ (learn) the poem she
would have known the answer

ANSWERS
1. I would have read the letter if I had known (know)
it was from you.
2. If Tony doesnt help in the garden I will not finish
(not finish) my work in time.
3. If you didnt tell (not tell ) me about Maxwells
birthday I would forget it.
4. We would have caught (catch) the train earlier if
Mary had found her purse.
5. If Susan had learned (learn) the poem she would
have known the answer.

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6. If it _____ (be) too hot we will stop and get a cold
drink.
7. If it ________ (not rain) today I would stay it home.
8. If the Professor spoke clearly we _________
(understand) him better.
9. If you go on talking like that we _________ (throw)
you out.
10. If Sasha _______ (go) home now he would meet
his own brother.

ANSWERS
6. If it isnt (be) too hot we will stop and get a cold
drink.
7. If it didnt rain (not rain) today I would stay it
home.
8. If the Professor spoke clearly we would understand
(understand) him better.
9. If you go on talking like that we will throw (throw)
you out.
10. If Sasha went home (go) home now he would
meet his own brother

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