Wednesday, March 12, 2014

If I Were a Boy--Second Conditional

(TESOL Worksheets)
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[Used not so much for practice on the Second Conditional, but to show students that it exists in an authentic piece of English.  I used this for lower level students, and so it is designed to give them a lot of support, but some of that support could be removed for higher level students.  First students read the conditional sentences, then they listen to the song "If I Were A Boy" by Beyonce, and match the sentences from the table to the gaps.  (The sentences in the table are out of order.)]




Which sentence is correct:
If I am a boy, I will understand.

If I were a boy, I would understand.
Why?


2nd Conditionals
If Clause
Result Clause
If
Subject
V2 (past simple)
subject
Would/Could
V1 (Infinitive)
If
I
were a boy
I
would
turn off my phone
If
I
were a boy
I
could
understand
If
I
were a boy
I
'd
listen to her
If
I
were a boy
I
'd never
get confronted for it
If
I
were a boy
I
'd
roll out of bed
If
I
were a boy
I
'd
put myself first
If
I
were a boy
I
'd
kick it with who I wanted
If
I
were a boy
I
'd
be a better man

Listen to the song and write in the missing words

____________ even just for a day
_____________ in the morning
And throw on what I wanted and go
Drink beer with the guys
And chase after girls
____________________
And ____________________
'Cause they stick up for me

_____________
I think ___________
How it feels to love a girl
I swear _______________
_______________
'Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
'Cause he's taking you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

______________
___________________
Tell everyone it's broken
So they'd think that I was sleeping alone
______________________________
And make the rules as I go
'Cause I know that she'd be faithful
Waiting for me to come home to come home
{Chorus}
_________________
I think _______________
How it feels to love a girl
I swear _________________
_________________
'Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
'Cause he's taking you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed
{Bridge}
It's a little too late for you to come back
Say it's just a mistake
Think I'd forgive you like that
If you thought I would wait for you
You thought wrong
{Chorus }
But you're just a boy
You don't understand
And you don't understand, oh
How it feels to love a girl
Someday you wish you were a better man
You don't listen to her
You don't care how it hurts
Until you lose the one you wanted
'Cause you're taking her for granted
And everything you had got destroyed
But you're just a boy.


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