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Second conditional

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grammar:
wish - present
 
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hypothetical situations
 
 
 

The following ESL resources are available for Second conditional:

worksheets (12)
book references (17)
quiz (2)
 
 
 
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Second conditional - alternatives to 'if'
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
Ss make questions from the prompts (What would you do if...?)and ask each other in groups
 
 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Second and third conditionals oral practice
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
(1) Students complete worksheet from prompts. (2) Interview their partners
 
 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Pairwork - first vs second conditionals
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
Similar to Conditional dominoes 1 (the first and second conditional examples are the same) but with zero conditional substituted for third.
 
 

 

 
 
 
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
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

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.
 
 

ESL lesson plans

How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

US Election ESL worksheet 1 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 2 Donald Trump worksheet 3 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 4 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 5 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 6
B1 / B2 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; role play Vocabulary: business and economics

Download A Tale of Three Trumps for B1/B2 (PDF)
C1 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; Grammar: participle clauses

Download A Tale of Three Trumps for C1 (PDF)
 

US Election Special 2016

US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: discussing elections and issues.

Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)
 

Wear high heels or go home: gender discrimination at work

Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.

Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)
 

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 1 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 2 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 3
Download English grammar notes: comparison with as...as (PDF)