The First Conditional

This short video will explain the form and the use of the first conditional. There are many example sentences in the video and we also discuss the use of the zero conditional. When you’ve finished watching the clip, try it out yourself and write some first conditional sentences.


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21 thoughts on “The First Conditional

    • I like your sentence, well done for using an idiom! We usually say ‘cats and dogs’ (in this order) … but I can imagine as a doglover you’d want to change the order 🙂

  1. If you pass this semester with good grades, I will buy you a bike.

    If you have a homework, do it first then you can play.

    • Good! Leave out the article before ‘homework’. It’s an uncountable noun.

  2. If I win the lottery I will travel around the world.
    If I pass CAE exam. I will try to get a job in UK
    If you touch the fire you are burned (zero? is it correct?)

    • Well done Alvaro! 2nd sentence: Add an article before CAE exam: the CAE exam. 3rd sentence: If you touch the fire, you burn your finger.

  3. If I have to cook today , I won’t have to do it tomorrow.
    If she plays the guitar so well, she can have a concert.

    • Good work Macarena! Just change ‘can’ into ‘do a concert’ or ‘play in a concert’.

  4. – If the second point of the agenda has been exhausted, carry on with the next one.
    – Sharon can have a discount only if she brings her student card.

    • Good work. Just check your first sentence: If the second point of the agenda has been discussed, WE will carry on (or: continue) with the next one.

  5. If he is a student, he doesn´t need to pay some taxes
    If you get a shower after your gym exercises, you will feel and smell better


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