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                              Type II

The second conditional (also called conditional type 2) is a structure used for talking about unreal situations in the present or in the future.

Type 2: if + past + conditional
Exercise 1
Choose the appropriate form of the verb.
1. If I saw a spider on my dish, I  my meal.
2. I  for three wishes if I saw the genius of the lamp.
3. I  on the couch if my bed broke in the middle of the night.
4. If my friend  me to a party, I wouldn't go.
5. If I  a headache, I would go to the doctor.
6. If Charles , he would miss the train.
7. Paul  if he found a burglar in the kitchen.
8. If Ann  me a secret, I wouldn't tell anyone.
9. Helen  very happy if I called her "my friend".
10. If I  rich, I would buy an expensive car. 
Exercise 2
Choose the appropriate answer.
1. What would you do if you saw a tiger at your door?
If I saw a tiger at my door, I
2. What would you do if you could go to the moon? 
If I could go to the moon, I
3. What would you do if you found a ghost in your wardrobe?
If I found a ghost in my wardrobe, I
4. What would you do if you woke up as an old man?
If I woke up as an old man, I
5. What would you do if there was a mummy chasing you? 
If there was a mummy chasing me, I
6. What would you do if you saw a dinosaur in the street? 
If I saw a dinosaur in the street, I  the police.
7. What would you do if your computer threatened you? 
If my computer threatened me, I  under the desk.
8. What would you do if someone cut your door with a chainsaw? 
If someone cut my door with a chainsaw, I  very surprised.
9. If you found a clown in your living-room what would you do? 
If I found a clown in my living-room, I .
10. What would you do if a policeman arrested you? 
If a policeman arrested me, I  him what I had done.
Exercise 3
Find the verbs in the simple past.