Practice: Second Conditional (2)
Revision: Present Perfect
Second Conditional: if + past simple + would / could / might, i.e.
Meaning: a) imaginary, unreal situations
b) unlikely future situations
a) If I was a movie star I'd live in Montana, not Hollywood.
a) She'd buy me a house, if she was rich.
b) If she worked harder, she'd pass her exams. (Probably she won't work harder.)
b) She'd be happier, if her husband stopped gambling. (Probably he won't stop gambling.)
*Notice the contraction, which is usual in spoken English: I would = I'd she would = she'd
ex-boyfriend - he is not her boyfriend any more, (or she's not his girlfriend....) also 'ex', i.e.
My ex has moved to France. (Informal)