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I would be delighted for him to participate in the research

a) unless he would agree to share the costs.

b) were he to agree to share the costs.

c) as long as he would agree to share the costs.

4 Look at all the conditional clauses you ticked, and highlight their structure. Which correct sentence/option uses:

1 another linker with a similar meaning to if: ..

2 were to (stressing that something is hypothetical) in the conditional clause: ..

3 a modal verb (suggesting that something is unlikely) in a conditional clause: ..

4happen to (suggesting that something is unlikely) in a conditional clause: ..

5 an inversion in a conditional clause: ..

6 will (meaning 'are willing to') in the if clause: ..


One of these statements is false. Find the false statement.

a) Using an inversion is more formal than using if.

b) Supposing and imagine are more polite than if.

c) Using if + was/were to stresses that we are talking about a hypothetical event.

d) If + wilt is used in polite requests.

TIP! Incase does not have the same meaning as if. Incase is used to talk about precautions something we do to prevent or avoid a problem. Take some suncream with you incase you need it. Use your suncream if you sunbathe.


One word is missing in each of these sentences. Put it in the correct place.


Were you to continue with your studies, I am sure you would become a competent scientist.


1 We spent more time studying, we might have been more successful.

2 If you just be patient, I'm sure the teacher will be here soon.

3 If I were say that I wanted to become a scientist, what would you say?

4 If you happen see the film before I do, please don't tell me the end!

5 Supposing I changed the date of your appointment, that be a problem?

Rewrite the sentences using the words in brackets.


1 I won't use wireless connection to the Internet if I'm not sure it's safe. (unless)

2 You wouldn't have this problem if you'd taken my advice. (had)

3 Imagine that someone found a cure for the common cold, they would be famous! (were)

4 I can't find my car keys - if you find them by chance, could you call me? (happen)

5 The game tonight will not be cancelled if the weather improves. (provided that)

6 If she works hard, she will be successful. (as long as)

Vocabulary: idioms

Complete the table with definitions to the following idioms.


to paint the town red  
to be all fingers and thumbs  
to be wet behind the ears  
to be in the pink  
to have your tongue in your cheek  
to put your foot down  

Use the idioms in your own sentences.




Thrills and skills



TIP! Suggested procedure 1 Read the instructions carefully. 2 Read all the questions, highlighting key words and phrases. 3 Read the whole text quickly to get an idea of the content of each section. 4 Look at each question in turn. Find and highlight the pieces of text which talk about these ideas (there will probably be more than one). 5 Read the sections of text carefully to decide which is the best match. 6 If you're not sure of an answer, move on to the next question - this will save time. Go back to those you're not sure about at the end. 7 At the end make surethat you've answered all the questions, and that you've used all the possible keys (A-D). If you're still unsure of some answers, then guess. Remember, there are no penalties for wrong answers in the exam and your instinct may be right!


You are going to read an article containing information about four different sportsmen. For questions 1-15, choose from the sections (A-D). The sections may be chosen more than once.


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