Episode 4: Work and Conditionals


In today’s episode Dan and Jennifer talk about work, past jobs, and dream about possibilities with the 2nd conditional. You will hear common questions for small talk about work, expand your vocabulary with new words and expressions, and review the conditional tense.

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Podcast Notes:

For more learning, including definitions to the vocabulary below, a more complete language focus explanation, and idiom example sentences, download this week's episode guide.

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Vocabulary Sample:

under the table (US English) | cash in hand (UK English): 

rose-tinted glasses: 


(not) my cup of tea: 

not on/in the cards: 

rule out: 

Language Focus - Grammar: The 2nd Conditional

“if you weren’t… what would/could/might…”

If we weren't teachers, we would be.....

The 2nd conditional (or conditional II) is the present/future unreal. It’s used to talk about imagined or unreal situations, like when we’re dreaming about something that isn’t true.

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Idioms and English Expressions

been there done that, got the t-shirt: you’ve done every facet of that activity/task/job, for example: you’ve visited everywhere in a city or have done all of something

wanderlust & itchy feet: a desire to travel, or move to a new place

to itch to do something: a desire to do something


Let’s Connect!

We want to hear from you!

Tell us about your current job and what you do. Then practice the 2nd conditional:

If you didn’t do that job, what would you be doing? What is a job you couldn’t do? What’s a job you might have?

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