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Hospital Scene 2 - Language Focus

Rob and Stephen talk about the third conditional, some medical vocabulary and ‘neither’ and ‘nor’.

Watch the video. Then go to the Tasks and do the activities.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello Fouka,

As you can see from the title of the exercises, this task deals with the third conditional, used to describe unreal situations in the past.

You example is a second conditional, which is used to describe unreal or unlikely situations in the present and/or future.

You can find more information on these and other conditional forms here and here, plus some alternative forms here, or you can use the search window on the right to find more related exercises.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, In my country, Philippines, we don't often give people grapes in hospital. We just give them something to eat, like fruits, noodles and porridge.

Aaron Matthew