Finish the sentence. If you study, you will______
The first conditional is used to talk about future actions or events that are likely to happen. It is made up of two parts: a condition and a result. If the condition is true, then the result will happen. The condition is formed using the present simple tense, and the result is formed using the future simple tense.
Understanding the First Conditional
The first conditional is a type of sentence that expresses a possible condition and its resulting outcome. It is composed of two clauses – an 'if' clause, which contains the condition, and a main clause, which states the result of that condition. The 'if' clause contains the word 'if' plus a verb in the simple present tense, and the main clause contains the verb in the future simple tense. The first conditional can be used to talk about future possibilities or to give advice.
In the first conditional, the verb in the 'if' clause is always in the present tense. In the first conditional, the verb in the 'then' clause is always in the future tense. In the first conditional, the 'if' clause can be omitted without changing the meaning of the sentence.
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Work together in pairs: Question: What is the structure of the first conditional sentence? Give an example!
Work together in pairs: What is the difference between a first conditional and a zero conditional statement?
Brain break: If it rains , I will take an umbrella.
What is the first conditional used for?
- To talk about future events that are likely to happen
- To talk about hypothetical or imaginary situations
- To talk about actions that happened in the past
Which of these sentences uses the first conditional correctly?
- If it rains, I will stay at home.
- If I saw a UFO, I would run away.
- If he was hungry, he would eat something.
'Will' and 'would' are examples of what type of verb?
- Modal verbs
- Phrasal verbs
- Regular verbs
Which word is commonly used after 'if' in a first conditional sentence?
What is another way to express the first conditional without starting with 'if'?
- Using 'when'
- 'Should + verb'
- 'Unless + subject + verb'