(X): If I will travel to work, I check my emails.
(O): If I travel to work, I check my emails.
(X): If I will late, I will call you.
(O): If I am late, I will call you.
(X): If you would put together a report for me, I could show the customer next week.
(O): If you put a report together for me, I could show the customer next week.
(X): If they would have had arrived on time, there would have been no problem.
(O): If they had arrived on time, there would have been no problem.
用英文「聊天」和用英文「簡報」，你覺得哪一個比較難? 假如你的答案是聊天難，那你的英文真的很有希望。簡報處理的是結構和基礎，有沒有好的開場、轉折，英文能 不能表達數字、資訊，解釋圖表裡的沒有說出來的訊息，這得靠真本事，紮實的工夫。很多人覺得聊天難，是因為在漫無邊際的談話裡，找不到一種聊天「架構」，找不到「出招」和「接招」轉寰餘地，用If假設句，讓你的閒聊不尷尬。
If you had $5,000 that you had to spend today, how would you use it?
If you could live anywhere in the world for one year, where would you live and why? 如果你可以住在世界上任何一個角落一年，你會住在哪裡？為什麼？
If you could only eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Exercise on If Clauses
If your conditions are competitive, we _______________ an order.
If it hadn't rained yesterday, we ________ ____________ sailing.
If we had learned more about their language, the conversation ________ __________ easier.
If you __________ your CV, your chances of getting a job will be better.
We __________ our order if you don't deliver the goods by Friday.
If Brad _______ better English, he would apply for a job abroad.
If you __________ me about the problem, I would have helped you.
I ___________ you know if I wasn't satisfied.
If you execute the order carelessly, they ____________ another order with you in the future.
If I were you, I ______________ about the presentation.
If I had more time, I __________________ to your party yesterday.
Give the book to Jane if you _________ it.
If you hadn't lost our flight tickets, we __________ on our way to the Caribbean now.
If you ______________ dinner right now, I'll come back later.
If we ___________ off earlier, we wouldn't be in this traffic jam now.
Ans: 1. will place 2. would have gone 3. would have been 4. customize 5. will cancel 6. spoke 7. had told 8. would let 9. won't place 10. wouldn't worry 11. would have come 12. have read 13. would be 14. are having 15. had set