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Lesson Worksheet: The Second Conditional with “Would,” “Might,” or “Could” English

In this worksheet, we will practise using the second conditional with “would,” “might,” or “could” to talk about technology.

Q1:

Which modal verb is being used in this example?

  • AWould(n’t)
  • BWill
  • CShould(n’t)
  • DCould(n’t)
  • EMight (not)

Q2:

Which of the following is a second conditional?

  • AI have studied German for many years because I would like to live in Germany.
  • BDid you study German before you went to live in Germany?
  • CIf you studied German, you could go to university in Germany.
  • DIf I study German, I will go to university in Germany.
  • EI would like to study German because I want to live in Germany.

Q3:

Fill in the blank to create a second conditional:

Who be able to help you if you had an accident?

  • Acan’t
  • Bwill
  • Ccan
  • Dmight
  • Ewon’t

Q4:

Fill in the blanks to create a second conditional:

If my friend a bad accident, I there for them.

  • Ahad, would be
  • Bwould have, am
  • Chad, will be
  • Dhad, would
  • Ewould had, would be

Q5:

Fill in the blank to create a second conditional:

If my smartphone started to run slowly, I might a new one.

  • Aget
  • Bgetting
  • Cbuyed
  • Dgot
  • Ebought

Q6:

Which of the following is an event or situation that is not likely to happen or is impossible?

  • AIf you fell out with all your friends, would you feel upset?
  • BI fell out with a friend recently, and it was extremely upsetting!
  • CIf I fall out with a friend, I feel very upset!
  • DWhen I fall out with my best friend, I feel so upset!
  • EDo you think you will fall out with all your friends today?

Q7:

What best describes the underlined words?

If you communicated clearly to me, you wouldn’t have any problems.

  • AAuxiliary verb + past participle
  • BModal verb + “-ing” form of the verb
  • CAuxiliary verb + “-ing” form of the verb
  • DModal verb + base form of the verb
  • EModal verb + past participle

Q8:

Fill in the blanks to create a second conditional:

The company might not pay you you your hours.

  • Aif, didn’t work
  • Bwhen, don’t work
  • Cif, would work
  • Dif, wouldn’t work
  • Ebecause, don’t work

Q9:

Fill in the blank to create a second conditional:

If you didn’t use social networking sites, how in touch with friends?

  • Ayou would keep
  • Bwould you kept
  • Cwould you keep
  • Dwould keep you
  • Ewould kept you

Q10:

What best describes the underlined words?

If you arranged to meet a friend and they didn’t show up, would you be annoyed?

  • AModal verbs
  • BMain verbs
  • CPast participles
  • DAuxiliary verbs
  • EBase forms of verbs

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