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If I Could Turn Back Time: Strategy for Listening to This Song

Use this song to practice If + could, + would



Step 1: Listen to the song. Don't look at the lyrics so close your eyes.
Step 2: Answer these questions:

What does “turn back time” mean? Why does the singer want to turn
back time?

Step 3: Listen to the song again and read the lyrics as you listen. (see below)

Step 4: Think about If + could, + would. These two words are called modal
auxiliaries. When a sentence starts with if it's called a conditional
sentence. When if is followed by could, it shows that the event is not
likely to happen. We use this kind of sentence when we want to talk
about imaginary future events. (unreal conditional)

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