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言われば is not correct. You should use 言われれば (or 言われたら). is the second part trying to say "If told to look, I'll look"? Yes, I think you're right. 言われれば consists of 言わ(未然形 of 動詞「言う」) + れれ(仮定形 of 助動詞「れる」) + ば(接続助詞).
The conditional -(r)eba has two forms: Following a consonant-stem verb, it takes the form of -eba: 行く ik-u → 行けば ik-eba 泳ぐ oyog-u → 泳げば oyog-eba 差す sas-u → 差せば sas-eba 放つ hanat-u → 放てば hanat-eba 死ぬ sin-u → 死ねば sin-eba 運ぶ hakob-u → 運べば hakob-eba 飲む nom-u → 飲めば nom-eba 走る hasir-u → 走れば hasir-eba 構う ...
I would like to add some numbers, now that we can easily search for tags with the new beta jisho. http://beta.jisho.org/search/*しる%20%23v1, for example, searches for 一段 verbs ending on しる. [ending]: [五段 verbs], [一段 verbs], [一段 verbs with more than 1 syllable without the final る] Note that the last count does not include compound verbs such as 見飽きる, 言いすぎる, ...
As James said, without knowing the group of the verb, you can't really guess. Note that this is also true for the inverse step : i.e. you cannot, simply from the dictionary form guess what is the ます-form nor the て-form. From there, look for go-dan (五段) or ichi-dan (一段) in your dictionary. During my studies, my teacher also reffered to them as "strong" and ...
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