Wish and If only

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When we want something to be different than it is we can make sentences with wish or if only. Wish Present subject wish subject past simple   I wish I had a million dollars. I wish I could speak Chinese. I wish she lived nearer. It is the same construction as the second conditional. As with the second conditional it […]

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Learn English with English television: Job Interview

Job Interview – The Pursuit of Happyness Level: B2 – Upper Intermediate, American English The Pursuit of Happyness (note that this not the correct spelling of happiness!) tells the true story of Chris Gardner as he battles to overcome all his problems and to make something of himself. Don’t turn up for an interview as Chris does in this clip, […]

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Modal verbs

Bruce Springsteen, If I should fall behind Level: B2 (Upper Intermediate) – American English Practise modal verbs with this Bruce Springsteen song, including modal verbs used in reported speech, the first conditional, ability and the future. Glossary “come what may“: whatever happens “stay in stride“: remain united

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