Business Result Unit 14
Fill in at least half of the sentences below with true information.
If I had my boss’s job, ________________________________________
If there were fewer meetings, _____________________________________
If I could work from home, __________________________________________
If I could retire today, ______________________________________________
If the retirement age was 78, _______________________________________
If our office contained a gym, ________________________________________
If there were fewer managers, _______________________________________
If I could take a career break, _______________________________________
It this company was more diverse, ____________________________________
If 50% of the employees/ managers were women, _______________________
If the company gave us shares instead of a bonus, ______________________
If we did more corporate entertaining, _______________________________
If our entertainment budget was bigger, _______________________________
If my company took more risks, ____________________________________
If I could work more flexible hours, ________________________________
If I was self-employed, __________________________________
Choose one of the sentences above and read out just the part you have written. Can your partner guess which sentence you wrote that in?
Do the same with the sentences below
_____________________________________________, I would be happier.
______________________________________, I would be more productive.
_____________________________________________, I would be healthier.
_______________________________________, my boss would be happier.
_______________________________________, I’d set up my own business.
_____________________________________________, I’d quit my job.
_____________________________________, the stockmarket would go up.
__________________________________, shares in my company would go up.
________________________________________________, sales would go up.
________________________________, my company would be more diverse.
_______________________________, my carbon footprint would be smaller.
______________________, my company’s carbon footprint would be smaller.
__________________________________, this city would be more attractive.
_____________________________, my company would have a better image.
____________________________, my company’s market share would go up.
________________________________________, I would get a promotion.
___________________________________, I would happily relocate there.
_________________________________, I would reluctantly relocate there.
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Business second conditional worksheets
I love this exercise, but it has 4 mistakes: you’ve used “was” instead of “were” (subjunctive)
Thanks for the feedback, but I’m afraid you are wrong. No decent modern grammar book defines “If I was…” as a mistake.
I’m afraid Teresa isn’t wrong. Although It’s not grammatically incorrect to use ‘If I was …’, it is however, more conventional to use ‘if I were …’ in conditionals.
So, she is wrong, because she said there were mistakes and there are none. However, when you are all adapting the worksheet for your own classes (as I hope no one would ever just print out a worksheet and use it as is), you could of course change some (as I would) or all to “If I were…”