Answer these questions: second conditional practice

This question is in the second conditional:

If + past + I would + infinitive

If I worked in a chocolate factory, I would hate eating chocolate.
Si je travaillais dans une chocolaterie, je détesterais manger du chocolat

What would you do if you won ten million Euros on the lottery?
Que feriez-vous si vous gagniez 10m € au loto?

This grammar point is covered on page 51 of your book ‘Free English Grammar’

Here are some more hypothetical questions. Choose one to anwser in the comments section below. If you’d like to have these questions to print, there is a PDF version here

1.What would you do if you found €10000 in an unmarked envelope?

2.What would you do if you if could be invisible for a day?

3.What would you do if you were president of the world?

4.What would you do if you if you only had one day to live?

5.What would you do if your car broke down on the way to a very important meeting, and you realised your phone had no battery?

6.What would you do if you had invited some important customers to a restaurant and you realised that you had left your money and credit cards at home?

7.What would you do if you saw a colleague stealing office supplies?

8.What would you do if you dreamed a good friend was going to have a terrible accident?

22 thoughts on “Answer these questions: second conditional practice

  1. profanglais Post author

    A thousand apologies! Thank you for correcting my mistake. Just to recap:
    1st conditional: (if) present + will: example: if it rains tomorrow, I’ll stay home
    2nd conditional:(if) past + would: example: If it rained all the time, I wouldn’t like it
    3rd conditional: (if) past perfect + would have (past participle): example: If I had been more careful, I would have noticed my mistake!!!

  2. Daniel

    I’m sorry, but that’s not third conditional. It’s second conditional. Third conditional is:
    if + past perfect, would + present perfect + infinitive

    If I had gone to France, I would have learned French.

  3. Laure sonia DJIMBA

    Merçi pour tout vos cours que Dieu vous benissez ,et qu’il prenne soin de ce site .

    Thank you verry much.

  4. kadi

    i say big thank for the teachers.
    this lesson is very interesting.
    so if i won one million on lottery i would create my own compagny; because i finided to study and i am unemployment. that will be dream for me. then that compagny would mean kadi tours. i will creat a job for many peaple like me. i will buy bus and cars for hiring. so i will be a big busness woman in Mali my country who i like it.
    if realised all these. i would help poor people; so you know my country takes part of a very poor country in world.. if won this money i would be happy.
    many thanks and bye

  5. La paquette

    If I won on the lottery, I would give a lot of money or gift to my family and to my friends, then, I would be happy to travel with them.
    After that, I really don’t know what my life could be.
    Waiting this happy day, thank you, Jonathan,
    you’re my friend,
    SO…..

  6. sadia

    if I were a president, I would build a big house for poor people to provide them until I found jobs for them. Also I would improve the kind of life for all people.

  7. Houto

    I would think only that it was just a bad dreams. Whenever I try to confirm it in the morning if one this friend that I have dreamed don’ t have a problem .

  8. Petit homme Robenson

    If I had only one day to live, First I would say thank you to those who’s been supporting me from my childhood and until now, confess my sins again to God as I used to do every day, try to call my friends to tell them I go then, take good care of themselves with God.

  9. nanou

    1.What would you do if you found €10000 in an unmarked envelope?
    — I’ll buy a new car, I’ll give money at my children and I’ll do journey–
    (j’achèterai une nouvelle voiture , Je donnerai de l’argent a mes enfants, et je ferai des voyages)

    2.What would you do if you if could be invisible for a day?
    — I’ll going see that doing my children at school and at job–
    (J’irai voir ce que font mes enfants a l’école et au travail)

    3.What would you do if you were president of the world?
    — I’ll doing taxe the rich for help at poor and the pay ” moins élever” for the minister and president when he journey , it’s with their money who pay–
    (je ferai payer les riches pour aider les pauvres, et les salaires moins élever pour les ministre et le président, quand il voyage c’est avec leur argent qui paye)

    4.What would you do if you if you only had one day to live?
    — I crying–
    (je pleurerai)

    5.What would you do if your car broke down on the way to a very important meeting, and you realised your phone had no battery?
    — I ask help for the people call a taxi–
    (je demanderai de l’aide pour que la personne appel un taxi )

    serait-il possible de me corriger merci beaucoup,

  10. Abodyorr

    What would you do if you had only one day to live?
    If had only day to live,i would go near to my parents say thanks for their love that they gave me.And would confess to God for my errors comitted,and would accord me the everlasting life.
    AMEN!!!
    JJ

  11. Abodyorr

    What would you do if you were the president of the world?
    I would work for the peace and love among the humans.

  12. jonel

    If i dreamed a good friend is going to have a terrible accident i would relate him to care of him.
    Jonel.

  13. profanglais Post author

    cgesquiere,

    Use the examples as a model – nowhere in the lesson did I use the word ‘shall’!

    “If I found €10000 in an unmaked envelope I shallwould buy a new car.”

  14. nodjina batom

    Thanks . I am very happy for this lesson on the conditional verb .; I congratulate you , Mr Jonathan ; go on , please .

  15. N'GORAN JULES TOKPA

    Je vous remercie pour tout le bien que vous procurer à nous qui cherchions à apprendre l’anglais.
    Que Dieu préserve votre site.

  16. cgesquiere

    1 If I found €10000 in an unmaked envelope I shall buy a new car.
    2 Il I could be invisible for a day, I shall stay in my bed.
    3 If I am president of the world, I shall ask at all military to stay at home
    4 If l only I have one day to live, I shall stay with my children all time
    5 If Imy car broke down on the way to a very important meeting and you realised my phone had no battery I do nothing because there is not hasard
    6 If I have invited some important customers to a restaurant and I realised my phone had no battery, I shall go speaking at the restaurant’s director to explain the situation and find with him an arangement.
    7 If I saw a colleague steaming office supplies I go to speak with him
    8 If I dreamed a good friend is going to have a terrible accident I was going to offer sweets

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