Jul 4, 2010

City of Angels: Mixed Conditionals Sentences

This is a touching movie that makes you reflect upon your life. It is excellent. I used this moving scene to practice conditionals with mixed time frames. It is clear enough fo the students to realize the difference between present and past results in conditionals.

A. Watch the movie segment and read the sentences below. They describe what happened in the segment. Then fill in the blanks with the correct verb tense of the verb in parentheses. Pay attention to whether the consequences have a past or present result and if you will use affirmative or negative forms to make sense. These are hypothetical situations with different mixed time frames.

The doctor operated on the patient.
She had to give the family the bad news.

If the doctor ____________ ( operate) on the patient, she ____________ (have) to give the family the bad news.

The family didn't expect to lose him on the operating table.
They are suffering a lot now.

If the family __________ (expect) to lose him on the operating table, they __________ (be) suffering so much now.

The doctor had to give the family the bad news.
She fell apart.

If the doctor __________ (have) to give the family such bad news, She _________ (fall) apart.

She didn't massage the patient long enough.
She regrets it now.

If she _______________ (massage) the patient longer, she _________ (regret) it now.

She couldn't see an angel comforting her.
She didn't have the chance to open up her heart to him.

If she _____________ (see) an angel comforting her, she __________ (had) the chance to open up her heart to him.

Answer Key:

1. hadn't operated / wouldn't have had

2. had expected / wouldn't be

3. hadn't had / wouldn't have fallen

4. had massaged / wouldn't regret

5. had seen / would have had




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Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks alot. i also love this movie!

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Hiroko Hime said...

Thanks for sharing it, Claudio. I've got an advanced student with problems with mixed conditionals and this will be quite helpful.

Claudio Azevedo said...

Great , I hope it works. It is a sad scene, but moving.

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Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks, Ruben. I am glad it was useful.