It would be an air hostess. If I was given the chance to do this job in the future.
Speaker A: Describe an interesting job you would like to have.
Speaker B: If I could choose any job, It would be an air hostess.If I was given the chance to do this job in the future, I'd be very happy.It's my dream so hopefully one day it will come true.
My tuition teacher handout
My tuition teacher told me that only some of the past tenses can be used to talk about a hypothetical situation.
I find that the sentence as mentioned above is very weird.I understand "could" expresses a present/future possibility according to my grammar book, but why the "would be" and "was given" are used in the sentence?
I am very confused, because they are merely past tenses that can't be used for speculation, right?
Advance Grammar in use, 2nd edition,Martin Hewings.