Showing posts with label future. Show all posts
Showing posts with label future. 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.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Will vs Going To. Football.

If you like football, you will surely enjoy this game. Besides, it will help you practise grammar. In this game, you will find ten sentences and you will need to complete them with the right choice: future simple with will or future with going to. Read the sentences carefully and don't get confused with structures. If your answers are correct, you will have the chance to challenge the goalkeeper for a penalty shootout.

Penalty Shooters

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Going TO Basketball Game

I'm bringing you a game to test your skill on the use of going to. First, complete the sentences with the right option. If your answer is correct, you will have the chance of shooting the ball to all the baskets. Press the mouse button at the arrow to prepare for shooting and release the button to shoot. Are you going to become an NBA champion or not?

Going to Basketball by Pilar

Future with GOING TO

Hey there! Today's lesson is about the future with GOING TO. We use GOING TO + a verb in the infinitive form to talk about plans and predictions based on evidence. The chart and the grammar tips below will help you know more about GOING TO, its structure and its uses.

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?

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Future with WILL and GOING TO

Would you like to revise future tenses by playing a game? I hope this one will help you. First, let's study the uses of WILL and GOING TO. We use WILL for general statements about the future. Concerning predictions, we use WILL when we don't have evidence that something will happen, when we aren't sure about it. When we make on-the-spot decisions, we also use WILL. Regarding GOING TO, we use it to talk about intentions and plans we had already considered and thought about. We also use GOING TO for predictions when we are sure about something, when we have evidence to prove that something is going to happen.

Study these examples with WILL:
- General statement about the future: The president of the nation will serve the country for four years.
- When we are not certain about the future: I hope you'll visit me one of these days.
- Spontaneous decisions: - My car has just ran out of petrol. - Don't worry, I'll take you home.
Now study these examples with GOING TO:
- When we make a prediction based on evidence: After just one week on stores, public and critis agree, they all love it. That album is going to be a success.
- When we talk about plans and decisions: I've already booked my tickets. I'm going to spend my holiday in Los Angeles.

After revision, here comes the videogame. The Earth is being attacked, you can save it if you answer questions correctly. At the bottom of the screen, you will see the beginning of a sentence and you have to match it to its ending by shooting the right capsule. You must move your mouse quickly to make it on time and to get to the next level. Each stage of the game is more difficult because the capsules will be moving all over the screen. Good luck and good grammar revision!

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