The First Conditional – UNIT 13

The three conditional tenses depend on probabilities.  In this post I am going to talk about the first conditional.  This tense is formed with the present simple and the future tense.  It is used to talk about real possibilities.  Here are some examples:

  • If there is a storm, the match will be cancelled. 

  • The match will be cancelled if there is a storm.

  • Will the match be cancelled if there is a storm?

  • We won’t go the derby if  we can’t get tickets.

We can also use modal verbs or going to in place of will.   

  • If the coach selects the strongest players, the team might win.

  • If it rains, I’m not going to go to the match.

  • Are you going to go to the match if it rains?

Fill in the blanks with if and will and one of the following verbs in the correct form: choose, be arrested, lose (2), beat, go, win, be promoted, contract, be relegated.

  1. …. Real Madrid play against a team in the second division they   ………   ……..   them.

  2. ……..  Atlético Madrid …….. the league their fans ……..   …….. to Neptuno to celebrate.

  3. We  ……….   ……   disappointed  ….  the team  …………

  4. The team   ……..    …….    …………..  …….   they   ……..    their last match.

  5. We are not going to go to any away matches   …..   our team   ………   this derby.

  6. ……. the coach doesn’t ……….. the best players, they   ……   ………..   the league.

  7. …….  Rayo   ……..  this match they   ………   ……..    …………..  to the first division.

  8. The club   ……….   ……….  the best foreign players    ……   they are promoted.

  9. ……..   the hooligans cause trouble, they   ………   …….   ………….

  10. The hooligans   ………  ………   to prison   ………   they are arrested.

ANSWERS

  1. IF Real Madrid play against a team in the second division they WILL BEAT them.

  2. IF Atlético Madrid WIN the league their fans WILL GO to Neptuno to celebrate.

  3. We WILL BE disappointed IF the team LOSES.

  4. The team WILL BE RELEGATED IF they WIN their last match.

  5. We are not going to go to any away matches IF our team LOSES this derby.

  6. IF the coach doesn’t CHOOSE the best players, they WILL LOSE the league.

  7. IF Rayo WIN this match they WILL BE PROMOTED to the first division.

  8. The club WILL CONTRACT the best foreign players IF they are promoted.

  9. IF the hooligans cause trouble, they WILL BE ARRESTED.

  10. The hooligans WILL GO to prison IF they are arrested.

 

 

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