SPEECH PATTERNS 1. If I were you, I should keep an eye on that boy.
(Cf: If I am well, I shall have a walking holiday.)
If I had time, I should go to the theatre tonight.
If we were hungry, we should have a bite.
If you did not work enough, you wouldn't get good marks.
If Anne were in Moscow, she would ring me up.
If the weather were fine, we could go for a walk.
2. I rather like the idea of having a cup of tea then.
I dislike the idea of staying at home on such a fine day.
The children liked the idea of going for a walk.
All of us liked the idea of spending the day off out of town.
We disliked the idea of staying in town the whole summer.
Why don't you like the idea of having dinner at my place?
I. Rewrite these sentences, using Pattern 1:
Example: a) If it is cold, we'll put on our warm coats.
If it were cold, we should put on our warm coats.
b) If my friends come to see me, I'll be very glad.
If my friends came to see me, I should be very glad.
1. If the boy is hungry, I'll give him something to eat. 2. If the supper is ready, we'll sit down to table. 3. If I get a good mark for my composition, I'll be happy. 4. If Mary has more free time, she'll read more. 5. If the weather changes, we'll go boating. 6. If I have no opportunity to see him, I'll be very sorry. 7. If it doesn't rain, I shan't have to take my umbrella with me.8. If she finishes everything on Friday, she won't have to work on Saturday. 9. If you catch a cold, you'll have to stay at home. 10. If the child doesn't do what I tell him, I'll have to punish him.
II. Answer the following questions:
1. What would, you do if you were late for your lesson? 2. Where would you go if you had a holiday now? 3. Who(m) would you invite if you arranged a party? 4. How long would it take you to walk home from the University? 5. Which would you prefer to go to, the Art Theatre or the Bolshoi Theatre? 6. Would you feel glad if it were spring now? 7. Would you like to go to the disco after the lessons? 8. What film would you like to see?