If I Hadn’t Done That…

General English, Speaking Lessons
Life Choices
B2 Upper-Intermediate
Mixed Conditionals, Third Conditional
Grammar, Speaking, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Students discussing their life accomplishments while practicing the use of the third conditional, and mixed conditionals.

Lesson Description

There is no time to lose! In this lesson, students will discuss their current lives and the things they thought they would have accomplished by now. This lesson features a video of people talking about their past expectations regarding the future. Students will learn and practice the use of the third conditional, mixed conditionals, and vocabulary relating to this topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • To discuss past expectations regarding the future

  • To learn and review the third conditional and mixed conditionals

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Is there anything that you thought you would’ve accomplished by now at this age but haven’t? Do you want to get married and have a successful music career? Or maybe you want to be rich and thin. Watch this video to learn how different people answer such a question.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

accomplish [verb]: to achieve or do something successfully
childish [adjective]: relating to a child
procrastinate [verb]: to postpone or delay doing something
to graduate [verb]: to complete a degree at a college or university
grades [noun]: marks given to students especially after tests or exams
goal setter [noun]: someone who decides what they want to achieve over a particular period and later tries to accomplish their plans or goals
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