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Third conditional

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grammar:
wish - past
 
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hypothetical situations
 
 
 

The following ESL resources are available for Third conditional:

 
 
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Conditional dominoes II
Dominoes matching activity for first, second and third conditionals. Conditionals with if only. Sixteen cards For other conditional structures, see Conditional dominoes II Advanced
 
 

 

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Conditional dominoes III - Advanced
Challenging conditionals dominoes matching activity for all conditionals - zero, second and third + conditional structures without 'if'.
 
 

 

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

 

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

 

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It serves you right
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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Regrets game - wish and third conditional
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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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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Third conditional story
Cut up story. Reassemble and make sentences expressing regret and past conditionals
 
 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Past conditionals, wishes and regrets quiz
Includes but for, Had + subj + past participle, imagine and supposing.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

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.
 
 

Grammar

Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
 
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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Download Comparison with as...as - grammar notes (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination: picture
 
Work clothing vocabulary.
News story in graded English about woman who was sent home for refusing to wear high-heeled shoes.
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Download Dress code (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps: picture
 
Three articles in graded English with lead-in and comprehension tasks.
Jigsaw reading for groups of three.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download Intermediate (PDF)
 
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Download Advanced (PDF)