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Expressing Wishes and Regret


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Students practice talking about regret using the past perfect form and modal verbs would, could, and might + have + past participle. Students will be able to construct sentences to express wishes and regret using ‘if only’ and the third conditional. Students will also review stative and dynamic verbs. This is a useful Handout to use at the end of the year when students are looking to the New Year and thinking about New Year’s resolutions.

Upper-Intermediate: B2Advanced: C1
2 student pagesTeaching notes
Teaching time 90 mins
Language functions
Describing cause and effectTalking about the past
Language forms
Conditional formsModal and auxiliary verbsPerfect formsVerb forms
Gap fillSentence completionWriting

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