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Worksheets for conditionals - general
 
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Conditionals - sentence completion squares (946)
Twenty-four squares with open, first, second and third conditional sentences for completion.
 
 

 

 

Quizzes for conditionals - generalPage top ↑
 
Conditionals quiz (51)
Simple multiple-choice quiz on open, first, second and third conditionals
 
 

 

Conditionals - open, first and second (175)
Multiple-choice quiz
 
 

 

Mixed conditionals quiz (challenging) (313)
Fairly challenging fourteen-question multiple-choice quiz including second, third, mixed and tricky zero conditionals spanning past and futute (If she got your message, she'll be at the party etc.)
 
 

 

Wishes - regrets - conditionals analysis quiz (351)
Multiple-choice quiz with concept questions for second / third conditionals / wish
 
 

 

Wishes - regrets - conditionals - completion quiz (352)
Multiple - choice sentence completion quiz. Second / third conditionals / wishes / regrets
 
 

 

If or unless quiz (409)
Fourteen-question MC quiz - real conditionals
 
 

 

 
 

 



Book references for conditionals - generalPage top ↑
 

General English course books (adults)


Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 16 Review 2  Page 135 
 

Photocopiable resource books


Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate book cover Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate 
Will Forsyth   Sue Lavender   
18 - 20 Conditionals mixed  Pages 18 - 20
Chapter 18
Gap fill - mini dialogues

Chapter 19
(1) Grammar analysis exercise : decide whether 'if' clauses in examples refer to real or imaginary situations
(2) Grammar analysis : matching beginnings and endings of rules about conditionals
(3) Matching 'if' and 'result' clauses.

Chapter 20
Sentence completion

 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
12b Conditional dominoes  Page 12 
Ss in pairs complete condtional sentences from prompts and then play a dominoes matching game in a group.
 


 

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Worksheets for conditionals - first
 
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Conditionals dominoes I (133)
Dominoes matching activity for first, second and third conditionals.
 
 

 

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Conditionals - sentence assembly (588)
Cut-up sentences: first, second, third and open conditionals.
 
 

 

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Conditionals dominoes II (474)
More challenging conditionals dominoes matching activity for all conditionals (zero - third) + conditional structures without 'if'.
 
 

 

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Conditionals sentence assembly II (510)
Cut-up sentences: first, second and open conditionals.
 
 

 

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Zero conditional vs first conditional (644)
(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)
 
 

 

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Pairwork - first vs second conditionals (433)
Sentence completion - 6 examples per student - first and second conditionals. Students then make questions, "What will / would you do if... and ask their partners.
 
 

 

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Conditional dominoes 2 (647)
Similar to Conditional dominoes 1 (the first and second conditional examples are the same) but with zero conditional substituted for third.
 
 

 


 
Book references for conditionals - firstPage top ↑
 

General English course books (adults)


Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 13 Communication  Pages 110 - 111

 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book 
Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
Module 9 Old and new  Pages 83 - 84
Focus 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 - 135
Contrast of conditionals with will for real situations with would for unreal / imaginary situations
 

Photocopiable resource books


Intermediate Communication Games book cover Intermediate Communication Games 
Jill Hadfield   
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


Developing Grammar in Context book cover Developing Grammar in Context 
Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
24 First, second and zero conditionals  Pages 139 - 144
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  book cover Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  
Sue Kay   
37a - 37b What will happen if...? game board + cards  Page 37 
Board and dice game in which students have to complete first conditional sentences
 




 

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See also:
grammar: wish - present
grammar: hypothetical situations
 
worksheets (12)
book references (17)
quiz (2)
 


Worksheets for conditionals - second
 
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Second conditional - alternatives to 'if' (798)
Students fill gaps to complete four questions to ask their partners. Supposing you could.... / Imagine you had... etc
 
 

 

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Second conditional oral practice (118)
Ss make questions from the prompts (What would you do if...?)and ask each other in groups
 
 

 

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Conditionals dominoes I (133)
Dominoes matching activity for first, second and third conditionals.
 
 

 

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Condtionals practice (430)
(1) Matching (2) Skeleton sentences - expansion and pair work
 
 

 

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Conditionals sentence assembly III (509)
Three cut up sentences. Second, third and mixed condtionals.
 
 

 

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Second and third conditionals oral practice (589)
Students take it in turns to read out statements on the left of the cards. Others have to reply with a second or third conditional statement following from this.
 
 

 

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Wishes, regrets, second and third conditionals practice (590)
(1) Students complete worksheet from prompts. (2) Interview their partners
 
 

 

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Conditionals dominoes II (474)
More challenging conditionals dominoes matching activity for all conditionals (zero - third) + conditional structures without 'if'.
 
 

 

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Conditionals sentence assembly II (510)
Cut-up sentences: first, second and open conditionals.
 
 

 

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Conditionals - sentence assembly (588)
Cut-up sentences: first, second, third and open conditionals.
 
 

 

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Pairwork - first vs second conditionals (433)
Sentence completion - 6 examples per student - first and second conditionals. Students then make questions, "What will / would you do if... and ask their partners.
 
 

 

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Conditional dominoes 2 (647)
Similar to Conditional dominoes 1 (the first and second conditional examples are the same) but with zero conditional substituted for third.
 
 

 

 

Quizzes for conditionals - secondPage top ↑
 
Wishes - regrets - conditionals analysis quiz (351)
Multiple-choice quiz with concept questions for second / third conditionals / wish
 
 

 

Wishes - regrets - conditionals - completion quiz (352)
Multiple - choice sentence completion quiz. Second / third conditionals / wishes / regrets
 
 

 


 
Book references for conditionals - secondPage top ↑
 

General English course books (adults)


Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 14 Style  Pages 124 - 125
 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 3 Money  Pages 30 - 31
(Second and third contionals)
(1) Short listening (money)
(2) Matching : if clauses to result clauses
(3) Analysis of sentences.
(4) Discussion in groups (if you goverened your country...)
(5)Sentence comletion
(6) Grammar reference notes

Unit 7 Review 1  Page 64 
Speaking : what would you take with you on a five-year space mission (+ prompts)
Unit 9 Attraction  Page 86 
Unreal conditionals - alternatives to if
(1) Gap fill exercise (individual sentences - dating related) using just imagine    supposing   assuming etc. instead of 'if'
(2) Pairwork - speaking using sentences in (1)
(3)Grammar reference box

Unit 14 Review 2  Page 131 
 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book 
Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
Module 15 Imagine...  Pages 134 - 135
Contrast of conditionals with will for real situations with would for unreal / imaginary situations
 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 11 Interfering with nature  Pages 118 - 119
Module 11 Interfering with nature  Page 125 
practise
 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 3 Gold  Page 29   Unreal conditionals
 

Photocopiable resource books


Intermediate Communication Games book cover Intermediate Communication Games 
Jill Hadfield   
16 - Why not?  Page 16 
Sentence completion activity. Ss complete 2nd conditional sentences on cards. 'If cars ran on milk...' etc. Shuffle cards and guess who completed which sentences.
 

Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) book cover Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) 
Colin Granger   John Plumb   
Birthday quiz page 33  Page 33 
Pics of 12 objects. Ss must answer question, 'What would you do if you got this present for your birthday?'
Getting around Britain quiz page 34  Page 34 
Ss match problems to solutions (choice of three) and form a second conditional sentence. 'The shower in your flat doesn't work. Who would you phone?' A decorator. A painter. A plumber.
 

Grammar books with exercises


Developing Grammar in Context book cover Developing Grammar in Context 
Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
24 First, second and zero conditionals  Pages 139 - 144
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  book cover Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  
Sue Kay   
38 Your last day at home  Page 38 
Sentence completion from prompts. Students have to say how they would spend their last day at home before going away for a year and then interview their partners.
39 Dream on  Page 39 
Students complete sentences about various imaginary situations and then ask their partners about the same.
Progress check 36 - 40a What would you do?  Pages 36 - 40
Students have to respond to 'If (situation), 'would you...?' type questions (20 situations) using yes / no cards and defend their answers if challenged.
 

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
12a Anything's possible  Page 12 
Ss complete 2nd conditional sentences about their partner.
 




 

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See also:
grammar: wish - past
grammar: wish - past
grammar: hypothetical situations
 


Worksheets for conditionals - third
 
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Regrets game - wish and third conditional (1928)
Seven cards with simple situations. Students take one each and write regrets from the prompts I wish Ihad... / hadn't... and If I had... / hadn't... They then read out their regrets and the others have to guess the situation.
 
 

 

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It serves you right (119)
Ss take it in turn to read situations. Others respond with a third conditional sentence - 'If you hadn't.... or criticism - should have etc.
 
 

 

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Third conditional story (132)
Cut up story. Reassemble and make sentences expressing regret and past conditionals
 
 

 

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Conditionals sentence assembly III (509)
Three cut up sentences. Second, third and mixed condtionals.
 
 

 

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Second and third conditionals oral practice (589)
Students take it in turns to read out statements on the left of the cards. Others have to reply with a second or third conditional statement following from this.
 
 

 

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Wishes, regrets, second and third conditionals practice (590)
(1) Students complete worksheet from prompts. (2) Interview their partners
 
 

 

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Conditionals dominoes I (133)
Dominoes matching activity for first, second and third conditionals.
 
 

 

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Conditionals dominoes II (474)
More challenging conditionals dominoes matching activity for all conditionals (zero - third) + conditional structures without 'if'.
 
 

 

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Conditionals - sentence assembly (588)
Cut-up sentences: first, second, third and open conditionals.
 
 

 

 

Quizzes for conditionals - thirdPage top ↑
 
Wishes - regrets - conditionals analysis quiz (351)
Multiple-choice quiz with concept questions for second / third conditionals / wish
 
 

 

Wishes - regrets - conditionals - completion quiz (352)
Multiple - choice sentence completion quiz. Second / third conditionals / wishes / regrets
 
 

 


 
Book references for conditionals - thirdPage top ↑
 

General English course books (adults)


Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 15 Age  Pages 130 - 132
 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 3 Money  Pages 30 - 31
(Second and third contionals)
(1) Short listening (money)
(2) Matching : if clauses to result clauses
(3) Analysis of sentences.
(4) Discussion in groups (if you goverened your country...)
(5)Sentence comletion
(6) Grammar reference notes

 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 11 Interfering with nature  Page 125 
practise
Module 11 Interfering with nature  Pages 120 - 121
 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 3 Gold  Page 29   Unreal conditionals
 

Photocopiable resource books


Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate book cover Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate 
Will Forsyth   Sue Lavender   
36 Modal verbs - possibility / probability  Page 36 
would, should and could have
 

Intermediate Communication Games book cover Intermediate Communication Games 
Jill Hadfield   
25 - Lifemap  Page 25 
Board game with dice and counters.
 

Grammar books with exercises


Developing Grammar in Context book cover Developing Grammar in Context 
Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
25 Third conditional, wishes and regrets  Pages 145 - 150
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
40 Imagine  Page 40 
Sentence completion. 12 prompts, 'If I hadn't come here today I would have...' etc.
 

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
15a Life would have been different  Page 15 
Ss read statements expressing regrets about the past, find ones they agree with and then mill to find other Ss with the same regrets. Then explain regrets using third conditional.
 




 

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Worksheets for conditionals - zero
 
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Conditionals dominoes II (474)
More challenging conditionals dominoes matching activity for all conditionals (zero - third) + conditional structures without 'if'.
 
 

 

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Conditionals sentence assembly II (510)
Cut-up sentences: first, second and open conditionals.
 
 

 

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Conditionals - sentence assembly (588)
Cut-up sentences: first, second, third and open conditionals.
 
 

 

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Zero conditional vs first conditional (644)
(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)
 
 

 

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Conditional dominoes 2 (647)
Similar to Conditional dominoes 1 (the first and second conditional examples are the same) but with zero conditional substituted for third.
 
 

 


 
Book references for conditionals - zeroPage top ↑
 

General English course books (adults)


Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 13 Communication  Pages 110 - 111

 

Grammar books with exercises


Developing Grammar in Context book cover Developing Grammar in Context 
Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
24 First, second and zero conditionals  Pages 139 - 144
 




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