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Assignment 4: Language

Write conditionals about your school


Look at these sentences written by a teacher in Taiwan. Notice how each sentence has a condition and a
result.
Generally always true (zero conditional)
If I have time, I do my preparation at least one day before I have to teach.
Possible future (first conditional)
Ill do a fun review lesson with some language games if my students do well in their test next week.
Unlikely future or hypothetical (second conditional)
If we had longer holidays, I would feel more relaxed.
Hypothetical past (third conditional)
My student wouldnt have won the spelling competition if he hadnt studied every day.
Think about your own working life at your school. Make some notes in the table.

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Generally always true


Make notes think about the condition and the result
I do my lesson plan every time before I enter my class.
I use all the available teaching aids.
I check all my students work.
Possible future
Make notes think about the condition and the result
I'll do a fun review lesson.
I'll reward my student with gift or food.
I'll let my students surfing the internet for one period.
Unlikely future or hypothetical
Make notes think about the condition and the result
I would feel more relaxed.
I would go to Legoland with my children.
I would do a trip for my students.
Hypothetical past
Make notes think about the condition and the result
My students wouldnt get A in their exam
I wouldn't teach properly if my students are not well behaved.
Our school wouldn't get what we aimed if all the teachers do not co-operate.

Use the notes you made above to write 12 true sentences about you using conditionals.
Add your sentences to the box below:

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Zero conditional
1. If I have time, I do my lesson plan every time before I enter my class.
2. If I have time, I use all the available teaching aids.
3. If I have time, I check all my students work.
1st conditional
1. I'll do a fun review lesson if my students do well in their test.
2. I'll reward my student with gift or food if they do what I say in class.
3. I'll let my students surfing the internet if they complete all the exercises given in class.
2nd conditional
1. If we had longer holidays, I would feel more relaxed.
2. If we have an extra money to spend, I would go to Legoland with my children.
3. If we can collect at least RM 500, I would do a trip for my students.
3rd conditional
1. My students wouldnt get A's in their exam if they hadn't studied hard.
2. I wouldn't teach properly if my students are not well behaved.
3. Our school wouldn't get what we aimed if all the teachers do not co-operate.

The British Council, 2011


The United Kingdoms international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We are registered in England as a charity.