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Compétence

Langue : je maitrise les codes de la langue.

Mission 1

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Exercice 1 : Alternatives

What could you do instead?

Example: You always take long showers. → Instead of taking long showers, I could...

1
They waste too much paper.



2
You never use the recycling bins.



3
She turns on the air conditioning.

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HINT



instead of + V-ing
rather than + V-ing
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Exercice 2 : The superlative

Complete with a superlative.

1
This method is (modern) I’ve ever heard of.


2
This is (silly) idea!

3
This hut is (comfortable) in the community.

4
Iwokrama is one of (wild) places on earth.

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HINT



▪ Short adjective (1 or 2 syllables if adj. ends with -y): the + adj.-est
▪ Long adjective: the most + adj.

> Adjectifs
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Exercice 3 : Creating an unreal world

Find the odd one out. Focus on the verbs.

1
Everything happens as if we didn’t know that deforestation is a huge problem.
She behaves as though she were not concerned by the fate of the planet.
They look as if they had been bewitched by the beauty of Guyana!



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HINT



▪ Unreal assumption about the present as if / as though + simple past
▪ Unreal assumption about the past as if / as though + past HAVE + V-en

> If

Mission 2

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Exercice 4 : The conditional and past conditional

Complete with the correct verb form.

1
If rich countries (be / not) so greedy, the situation (be) much better.

2
If she (work) for Guyana’s Environmental Protection Agency, she (feel) a lot more involved.

3
If we (have) more wisdom, we (keep) more forests, like Guyana.

4
If you  (save) money, you  (be able) to travel to the Caribbean.
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HINT



▪ Conditional: it’s possible if…
If... + simple past, … would + BV

▪ Past conditional: impossible unless you change the past
If… + HAD V-en, ... would + HAVE V-en

> If
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Exercice 5 : Reported and direct speech

Transform the reported speech sentences into direct speech.

1
Mark added that he had been to London the year before.



2
Mr Allicock stated that he couldn’t live here.



3
The students told me that they were working on an essay about the giant otter that night.



4
Jean Allicock stated that they could all live together.



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HINT



▪ You quote someone
direct speech: use “ ”

▪ You report someone’s idea
reported speech: no “ ”

Use verbs such as say, tell, state, report, add, etc.
Make all necessary changes!

> If
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