Having a Wonderful Time! Wish You Were Here!
While trying to sail round the world in a small boat, Harry Sandy and Joe were shipwrecked one night. "I wish there (1) (be) ___ was/were an islandnearby", Harry said. By morning, they were washed up on to a desert island. For six months they lived on fish, nuts and fruit. One day they saw a bottle on the shore. "If only it (2) ___ (contain) a note or something!" Sandy said. They opened it and a genie appeared. "It's high time someone (3) ___ (open) that bottle!" the genie gasped. "I'm so grateful, I'll give you one wish each. You first", the genie said, pointing to Harry. "That's easy", Harry said. "I wish I (4) ___ (be) with my family?. And (whoosh!)he disappeared. "He too", Sandy said. "If only I (5) ___ (can be) in dear old Glasgow". And (whoosh!) off he went. "And you, sir?" the genie asked Joe. "I wish I (6) ___ (have) my friends back!" Joe said.
13. Put the verbs in brackets into the appropriate form.
Harry and Sheila, a husband and wife, are talking.
H. Shall I make the children something to eat?
S. I wouldn't bother. You know how much they eat when they visit their grandparents.
H. That's true. If they (1) ___ (eat) all afternoon, they (2) ___ (not want) anything when they get home.
S. Are we going to pick them up soon?
H. No, my parents are bringing them over. We agreed that if I (3) ___ (take) them there, they (4) ___ (bring) them back.
S. Oh good. Well, if we (5) ___ (not collect) them, I (6) ___ (go back) upstairs and do a bit more work. I've nearly finished that report now. If I (7) ___ (do) another half hour's work, I (8) ___ (finish) it by the time the children get home.
H. Why do you always have to bring work home with you? If you (9) ___ (not agree) to take on that new job, you (10) ___ (have) much more free time now.
S. Yes, and if I (11) ___ (not take on) that job, we (12) ___ (not have) much money now.
H. That's true, but I don't like you working so much.
S. Well, never mind. We've got a week's holiday soon. Just think! In two week's time we (13) ___ (lie) on a warm sunny beach that's if I (14) ___ (can get) the time off work of course.
H. What do you mean 'if'?
S. Well, everything's very busy at the moment. And if we (15) ___ (get) any more orders, I just (16) ___ (not see) how I can leave the office.
H. What? But that's ridiculous!
Complete the sentences with the words in brackets. | BOTH RIGHT AND BOTH WRONG | Rewrite these sentences as conditionals. | Match the clauses together to make mixed conditional sentences. | THE SECRET OF A LONG LIFE | Translate into Russian. | E X E R C I S E S | Express wishes and regrets about these situations. Refer to yourself where possible. | REVIEW EXERCISES | Join the clauses in column A with those in column B to make eight logical sentences. |