The first conditional is used to talk about the future.
We use it to describe situations that may really happen:
If I see Michaela, I'll tell her to call you.
(It is possible you will see Michaela.)
If it rains, we'll have to eat indoors.
(It is possible that it ...Read more
The following ESL resources are available for First conditional:
Dominoes matching activity for first, second and third conditionals.
Cut-up sentences: first, second, third and open conditionals.
More challenging conditionals dominoes matching activity for all conditionals (zero - third) + conditional structures without 'if'.
Cut-up sentences: first, second and open conditionals.
(1) Seven pairs of sentences. Ss have to differentiate between those that are generally true and those that refer to a probable sitution in the future.
(2) Personalization. Five questions with prompts that produce first or zero conditional answers. (Some HK references)
Sentence completion - 6 examples per student - first and second conditionals. Students then make questions, "What will / would you do if...
and ask their partners.
Similar to Conditional dominoes 1 (the first and second conditional examples are the same) but with zero conditional substituted for third.
General English course books (adults)
Sarah Cunningham Peter Moore
Module 9 Old and new Pages 83 - 84Focus on present tense after 'if', 'when' and 'before' rather than on more standard 'first conditional'.
Listening and gap fill on building redevopment alternatives.
Module 15 Imagine... Pages 134 - 135Contrast of conditionals with will for real situations with would for unreal / imaginary situations
Photocopiable resource books
21 - Promises, promises Page 21 'Will' for promises.
(+ First conditional)
Role Play(family). Ss have to extract a promise out of other family members in exchange for making a promise themselves.
Grammar books with exercises
Mark Nettle Diana Hopkins
General English adult course resource packs