I wish / If only

I wish and if only

There are three distinct types of I wish / if only sentences

1 Regrets with the PAST PERFECT (the third conditional)

I wish I hadn’t got so angry.

2 Wanting change for the present or future with the PAST SIMPLE

I wish I had enough money to go to Mozambique this

3 Complaints with WOULD +INFINITIVE

I wish you wouldn’t arrive so late all the time.

You can find some quick exercises here:

http://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/grammar-exercise-if-only-I-wish.php

https://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/118.html

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/es/quick-grammar/wish-and-if-only

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Is Distance Learning Better?

Distance Learning Is Better
I’m 13 years old, and I prefer working at my own pace without classroom disruptions.By Veronique Mintz

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Global warming: how to save the planet!

Top 50 Things To Save the Planet

 

Or you might want to try a shorter version: 10 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Earth

 

VIDEOS: Global warming explained by Al Gore (video)

 

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Passive houses? Active saving

What do you think if you could spend 10% of the electricity you are using to keep your house heated or cooled? Watch how passive houses work in 90 seconds only!

It can also be applied to our Mediterranean climate. Finally a passive house in just EIGHT HOURS!!!

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Tourism (listening)

An interesting listening on tourism with different speakers (multiple matching).

You can also find it here: https://engexam.info/cae-listening-practice-tests-printfriendly/cae-listening-practice-test-4-printfriendly/2/ (part 4)

people talking about tourism.jpg

KEY:

21-H 22-C 23-D 24-E 25-G 26-E 27-D 28-G 29-C 30-A

Download the full exam

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Mixed conditionals, omission of IF and alternatives

IF

Omission of if with inversion: some theory and practice can be found in grammar quizzes (scroll down for the practice) and english zoneinversion

There are some alternatives to IF (as long as, provided (that), providing, even if, unless) plus some theory.

Mixed conditionals: oup, english page (theory and practice)

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ONLY FOR GIRLS: more things we can do for the environment…

Have you ever thought about the amount of waste we are producing with sanitary pads?

What’s the ‘mooncup’? What are its advantages for your health, the environment and your pocket? How do you use it?  There are more alternatives. Make a comment!

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