If I Were Omnipotent...

General English, Speaking Lessons
Hypothetical Situations
B1 Intermediate
Conditionals, Adjectives as Nouns, Second Conditional
Grammar, Speaking
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
If I Were Omnipotent... | ESL Speaking Lesson

Lesson Description

What would you do if you were omnipotent for a day? In this lesson, students will discuss hypothetical situations and things that are unlikely to happen. This lesson features a video of the popular TV show “Friends” in which a group of people discuss what they would do if they were omnipotent for a day. Students will learn and practice the second conditional, the use of adjectives as nouns, 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 hypothetical situations and things that are unlikely to happen

  • To learn and review the second conditional and the use of adjectives as nouns

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Watch a short scene from the famous TV show “Friends”. Learn what the characters would wish for if they were omnipotent for a day. Would you want world peace, no more hunger, or bigger boobs?

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

omnipotent [adjective]: having unlimited power
donate [verb]: to give something to a charity or someone in need
almighty [adjective]: having absolute, unlimited power
boobs [noun]: women's breasts (informal)
wish [noun]: a desire or hope for something
wish [verb]: to desire
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