Dear members,

Which versions do you consider correct, please?

1) She was convinced that the more they WOULD PRACTISE (is it possible to use the conditional here ? or should I use PRACTISED ?) their English,

a) the BETTER their chances WERE / WOULD BE to overcome their shyness...

b) the better WERE / WOULD BE their chances OF OVERCOMING their shyness

c) the MORE LIKELY they WOULD BE to overcome their shyness
d) the MORE LIKELY WERE / WOULD BE their chances TO OVERCOME / OF OVERCOMING their shyness

e) the better their chances to overcome their shyness and improve their oral work WOULD BE.

2) She was convinced that the more they would practise (?) the better their chances would be (?) to overcome their shyness and improve

a) their performance(s) in the oral exam
b) their performance(s) in their oral work
c) their speaking skills
d) their oral skills
e) their speech performance(s).

Thank you very much for your help.
Hela