Check your progress:

Rewrite the sentences as suggested in the example:

Bachir who does not speak English came back from England where he spent his holidays, this is what he says:

 If only I had learned English before.

 If I had learned English before, I would have communicated with English people.

 An African scientist came back home for good but remained jobless.

If he hadn't come back home for good, he wouldn't have remained jobless.

If only he hadn't come back home for good.

He wishes he hadn't come back home for good.

 A young employee abandoned his job and emigrated to Europe. He was surprised to find no work.

If the young employee hadn't abandoned his job and emigrated to Europe, he wouldn't have been surprised to find no work.

If only he hadn't abandoned his job and emigrated to Europe.

 A university student didn't have a high grade to benefit from a scholarship abroad.

If s/he had had a high degree, s/he would have benefited from a scholarship abroad.

If only s/he had had a high degree.

 A jobless graduate didn't have any money to apply for a visa.

If he had had money, he would have applied for a visa.

If only he had had money.

 Marouane Chemmakh was injured and couldn't join the Moroccan football team in the last important match.

If Marouane Chemmakh hadn't been injured, he could have joined the Moroccan football team in the last important match.

If only If Marouane Chemmakh hadn't been injured.

 A young man was expelled from Italy because he immigrated illegally.

If he hadn't immigrated illegally, he wouldn't have been expelled from Italy.

If only he hadn't immigrated illegally.

Combine these sentences following the example. Use commas when necessary:


Philip Emeagwali is an African scientist in the USA. His family emigrated with him.

Philip Emeagwali, whose family emigrated with him, is an African scientist in the USA. 

 Philip gave a lecture which was about reversing brain drain to brain gain.

 I met Dr. Anas who taught French at a university in Canada.

 Driss Chraibi, whose novels are written in French, died in France in March 2007. 

 The organisation, which campaigns against emigration of skilled labour, is non-profit. 

 Review your vocabulary from unit 9 & 10 and do this crossword puzzle: Keys

Crossword Puzzle

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