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wish - past

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grammar: wish - present
functions: regrets
grammar: conditionals - third
grammar: hypothetical situations

Worksheets for wish - past
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Regrets game - wish and third conditional (1928)
Seven cards with simple situations. Students take one each and write regrets from the prompts I wish Ihad... / hadn't... and If I had... / hadn't... They then read out their regrets and the others have to guess the situation.


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Wishes, regrets, second and third conditionals practice (590)
(1) Students complete worksheet from prompts. (2) Interview their partners



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Wishes - regrets - conditionals analysis quiz (351)
Multiple-choice quiz with concept questions for second / third conditionals / wish


Wishes - regrets - conditionals - completion quiz (352)
Multiple - choice sentence completion quiz. Second / third conditionals / wishes / regrets


Book references for wish - pastPage top ↑

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 16 Review 2  Page 134 
Matching quotes to famous people and reporting them.
Unit 15 Age  Pages 127 - 128

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 11 Interfering with nature  Pages 120 - 121

Photocopiable resource books

Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate book cover Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate 
Will Forsyth   Sue Lavender   
74 - 76 Wish present and past  Pages 74 - 75
(74) wish + could / past simple / past perfect (75) wish + past simple / past perfect / would

Grammar books with exercises

Developing Grammar in Context book cover Developing Grammar in Context 
Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
25 Third conditional, wishes and regrets  Pages 145 - 150

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
39 If only I'd taken more chances  Page 39 
Wish + past perfect, if only + past perfect, 3rd conditional. Situation : Your regrets at 87.

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
15a Life would have been different  Page 15 
Ss read statements expressing regrets about the past, find ones they agree with and then mill to find other Ss with the same regrets. Then explain regrets using third conditional.

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