Saturday, March 25, 2017

If It Hadn't Been for Love by Adele (re-purposed for emphasizing the 3rd conditional)

(TESOL Worksheets--3rd Conditional)

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So, I've already posted this song once in my TESOL Songsheets, but I've re-used it recently to teach the 3rd conditional.

In my own classes, I used this to supplement Life Intermediate Textbook, lesson 12B The Man Who Ate His Boots p.144-145


If It Hadn't Been For Love by Adele
door, door, down, four, four, free, in, me, name, parole, parole, rain, soul, soul, still, still, town, will, will, wind




Never woulda hitch hiked to Birmingham
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda caught the train to Louisiana
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda run through the blinding __________
Without one dollar to my__________
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love

Never woulda seen the trouble that I'm __________
If it hadn't been for love
Woulda been gone like a wayward __________
If it hadn't been for love
Nobody knows it better than __________
I wouldn't be wishing I was __________
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love

Four cold walls against my __________
At least I know he's lying __________
Four cold walls without __________
Lord have mercy on my __________

Never woulda gone to that side of __________
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda took a mind to track him __________
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda loaded up a forty __________
And put myself behind a jail house __________
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love

Four cold walls against my __________
At least I know he's lying __________
Four cold walls without __________
Lord have mercy on my __________

Never woulda hitch hiked to Birmingham
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda caught the train to Louisiana
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda loaded up a forty __________
And put myself behind a jail house __________
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love
Answers:
Never woulda hitch hiked to Birmingham
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda caught the train to Louisiana
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda run through the blinding rain
Without one dollar to my name
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love

Never woulda seen the trouble that I'm in
If it hadn't been for love
Woulda been gone like a wayward wind
If it hadn't been for love
Nobody knows it better than me
I wouldn't be wishing I was free
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love

Four cold walls against my will
At least I know he's lying still
Four cold walls without parole
Lord have mercy on my soul

Never woulda gone to that side of town
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda took a mind to track him down
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda loaded up a forty four
And put myself behind a jail house door
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love

Four cold walls against my will
At least I know he's lying still
Four cold walls without parole
Lord have mercy on my soul

Never woulda hitch hiked to Birmingham
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda caught the train to Louisiana
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda loaded up a forty four
And put myself behind a jail house door
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love



3rd Conditionals
Can you find all the 3rd conditional sentences in the song?  Discuss with a partner.

Note: woulda is a spoken form of “would’ve”.  It’s used sometimes in conversation and in songs.  
Formal: would have
Less formal: would’ve
Even more less formal: woulda

If Clause
Result Clause
If
Subject
past perfect
subject
would,
could,
might
have+V3
If
it
hadn’t been for love
(I)
never would
have hitch-hiked to Birmingham


















































Answers:
Note: woulda is a spoken form of “would’ve”.  It’s used sometimes in conversation and in songs.  
Formal: would have
Less formal: would’ve
Even more less formal: woulda

If Clause
Result Clause
If
Subject
past perfect
subject
would,
could,
might
have+V3
If
it
hadn’t been for love
(I)
never would
have hitch-hiked to Birmingham
If
it
hadn’t been for love
(I)
never would
have caught the train to Louisiana
If
I
hadn’t been for love
(I)
never would
have run through the blinding rain.
If
it
hadn’t been for love
(I)
never would
have seen the trouble that I’m in
If
it
hadn’t been for love
()I
would
have been gone like a wayward wind
If
it
hadn’t been for love
(I)
never would
have gone to that side of town.
If
it
hadn’t been for love
(I)
never would
have took a mind to track him down
If
it
hadn’t been for love
(I)
never would
have loaded up a forty-four