Showing posts with label first conditional. Show all posts
Showing posts with label first conditional. Show all posts

Friday, 1 March 2013

First Conditional. Conditions and Results

First conditional sentences are easy. You must use present simple for the if clause, which is the condition, and future with will or won't for the result, that is, the consequence of the condition. Conditions may also be introduced by unless plus an affirmative sentence. Do you know how to tell conditions from results? Read the sentences below and try this game to make sure you can make and recognize first conditional sentences.

If you watch that film, you will enjoy the settings. 
She won't come to the party unless we invite her. 
You will never learn anything if you watch television all the time. 
If you don't listen to the radio, you won't know about the news. 
If it snows, we will go skiing. 
We won't go to the beach unless the weather is good. 
If you study hard, you won't fail your exams. 
Unless you water the plants, they won't grow. 
If it rains, I will take my umbrella. 
If you like science fiction, you will love Star Wars
If we don't hurry, we will miss the train. 
Unless she comes with us, the dinner will be boring.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

First Conditional Manic Miner Game

If you practise first conditional sentences with games, you will learn more easily. Here's the manic miner game. you will have to match conditions in present simple to their probable results in future simple. You have to answer three questions correctly, collect the key and jump down the toilet. You have five lives. Avoid contact with monsters or they will kill you. Incorrect answers drain your energy. Use the arrows to move left and right and the spacebar to jump. Help Willy the miner to reach his goal and practise your vocabulary. If you try, you will have fun. Ready, steady, go!

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Monday, 5 March 2012

First Conditional

Hey there! Do you know how to express conditions and consequences in English? We use the first conditional to talk about possibilities in the present or in the future, to talk about things that are likely to happen. In first conditional sentences there are two clauses: the if clause is used with present forms and it includes the condition. The future clause includes will or won't plus an infinive and it expresses the consequence. This is just a short introduction but there's much more to learn about conditionals. If you practise, you will learn soon. Good luck with the exercise!

This game is called Cannonball Fun and it's going to help you learn first conditional sentences. You'll see the beginning of a sentence and you'll have to match it to its ending so that the full sentence makes sense. You'll start the game with ten cannonballs. Whenever you land a ball on top of a correct answer, you will get one more cannonball. Use the arrow keys to control the cannon. Hold down the spacebar to build up the speed. To launch the cannonball, just stop pressing the spacebar. If you run out of ammunition, the game will be over. Good luck! How many sentences can you make?