The First Conditional Unit 13

This is a good activity to get students practising the first conditional orally.

Conditional Chain Story

  1. Explain to the students that they are going to talk about imaginary situations using the first conditional.

  2. Remind them of the structure of the first conditional – present simple + will.

  3. Start the activity by giving an example.  If it rains tomorrow I won’t go out.  If I don’t go out I will…….

  4. Encourage the students to think quickly and when the activity starts slowing down, rather than eliminating, re-start it and get the students to repeat each other’s sentences.

  5. To make the activity more fun, the class can be divided into groups and timed to see who comes up with more ideas for their story.