El condicional 2…… el condicional de los sueños.
Este condicional se emplea en su mayoría para imaginar o indicar lo que haríamos si fuéramos, si estuviéramos, si tuviéramos etc.
IF + PASADO SIMPLE + WOUL/ COOULD+ VERBO PRINCIPAL
If I were taller, she would like me. (Si fuera más alto, le gustaría.)
If I won the lottery, I would buy my dream house. (Si ganara la lotería, compraría la casa de mis sueños.)
If she lost weight, the dress would fit. (Si perdiera peso, el vestido le quedaría bien.)
If we lived in France we learned French very fast. (Si viviéramos en Francia aprenderíamos francés muy rápido.)
If they were in our place, they would do the same thing. (Si estuvieran en nuestro lugar, harían lo mismo.)
If I had children, I would teach them to dance. (Si tuviera hijos, les enseñaría a bailar.)
If we didn’t have to go to school, we could go to the match. (Si no tuviéramos que ir a la escuela, podríamos ir al partido.)
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Te colocamos una triste historia que te ayudará a entender la canción que escucharás.
Clapton’s son, Conor, who he had with model and actress Lori del Santo while still married to Patti Boyd, died at the age of four years old after falling from a window in del Santo’s 53rd floor, New York City apartment. The window was a full wall window that had been removed by a janitor to let fresh air in while he worked. Conor was playing hide and seek with a nanny and running from her when he ran into the room with the open window and straight out of it. Clapton found out when he arrived later to pick up Conor and del Santo to go to the zoo.
This gave rise to one of Clapton’s most popular songs, “Tears in Heaven”, which is referencing Clapton’s grief as well as regret that up until that point he had been a reluctant father who was often absent and, according to del Santo, only the night before had told her that he wanted to become a much bigger part of Conor’s life, only to have Conor die the next day; hence the “Would you know my name, if I saw you in heaven?”
According to del Santo, during her pregnancy, Clapton attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself, but ultimately just passed out and eventually regained consciousness. Clapton’s manager also attempted to get del Santo to abort the baby as he thought del Santo would try to use the baby to extort money from Clapton, which ultimately never happened.
Ahora escucha la canción y pon atención a lo que dice.
Por último lee las siguientes preguntas y responde
1.- If you could be anothetr man or woman for a day, who would you choose?
2.- If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
3.- If you could date a celebrity, who would you choose?
4.- If you could meet any famous person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
5.- If you could speak any other language (besides English) wich language would you like speak?
6.- If you didn´t have enough money to get the bus home what would you do?
7.- If you could stop a bad habit that you have, what would you stop?
8.- If you have to choose between love and no money or money and no love for the rest of your life, wich would you choose?
9.- If you were a Candy, what Candy would you be?
10.- If only one book existed, which book would you like it to be?
11.- If the whole world were listening, what would you say?
12.- If you could be a super hero, which super hero would you be?
13.- If you had the opportunity to be born again, in wich country would you like to be born?
14.- If you were a toy, what toy would you be?
15.- If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?
16.- If you were going to a desert island and could only take three things with you, what would you take? Why?
17.- If you woke up suddenly because your house was on fire, which three things would you save?
18.- If you had a time machine and you could be transported to any time, the past or the future. What time would you choose?
19.- If you were a color, what color would you be and why?
20.- If tomorrow morning when you get up, you can´t find people on the sreets, in the city, or in the country and later you discover you arethe only human being on the earth. What would you do?