First Conditional sentences – If I am late, my boss will kill me.

There is one mistake in each first conditional sentence. Find it and then correct it. 

1 Where do you live if you can’t find a flat?

2 If there is a bus strike tomorrow, I drive my car to work.


3 If you will run, you’ll catch the train.

4 I won’t ring you unless I’ll be late.

5 I am going to be happy if he will do his homework.


6 She goes to the party, if she is invited.

7 If it be sunny, we’ll go to the beach.

8 I won’t go to the football match if Beckham can’t playing.

9 I would go skiing on Sunday if it is snowing.

10 It is going to be wonderful, if she will start studying English again.

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If or when

Complete these sentences with the BEST possible answer.

 

1. _______________ am late to work, my boss gets very angry. That is why I am always on time.

2. _______________ I leave work, I usually go to the fitness centre to work out.

3. _______________ he eats, he tries to choose healthy foods.

4. His car is very reliable, and he rarely has any trouble with it. But he has had a couple of difficulties in the past. ______________ his car breaks down or he has any problems, he calls the auto club.

5. His car is terrible! It always breaks down._______________ his car breaks down or he has any problems, he calls the auto club.

6. Mary gets six weeks paid vacation a year. She loves to travel. _______________ she goes on vacation, she always goes somewhere exotic.

7. Diane works harder than anyone I know. I don’t think she has taken a day off in three years. However, ________________ she goes on vacation, she goes somewhere exotic.

8. He loves going to the cinema. ________________ he goes to the cinema, he always gets a very large tub of popcorn.

9. She hates TV. She thinks television is a waste of time. ________________ she watches any television at all, it is usually a documentary or a news program.

10. My closest friend always writes email to me. ________________ I get one from her, I usually write back immediately.

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Third Conditional 1

1. He crashed his car, because he fell asleep while driving.

If he ____________________ asleep while driving, he ____________________ his car.

 

2. We couldn’t go to the concert, because we didn’t have enough money.

If we ____________________ enough money, we ____________________ to the concert.

 

3. I lost my job because I was late for work.

I ____________________ my job if I ____________________ late for work.

 

4. The wind was so strong that the bridge collapsed.

If the wind ____________________ so strong, the bridge ____________________.

 

5. I couldn’t call Sally because I had lost her number.

I ____________________ Sally If ____________________ her number.

 

 

 

1. If she ____________________ (be) to university, it ____________________ (help) her career.

 

2. she ____________________(not meet) her old school friend again if she ____________________ (not begin) studying English.

 

3. If he ____________________(not spend) the whole of Saturday night in a bar, he ____________________ (have / still) some money in his pocket on Sunday.

 

4. If she ____________________ (win) the lottery last week, she ____________________ (already / resign) from work.

 

5. She ____________________ (not feel) so confident in America if she ____________________ (restart) her English lessons.

 

6. If I ____________________ (go) to town last week, I ____________________ (had) a cup of coffee with Suzie.

 

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Second Conditional 1

Match the sentence halves

 

1.If I lost my job,

a) we’d both benefit.

b) I’d have a lot of problems getting another one.

c) you’d be more aware of what people really felt.

d) we wouldn’t be so behind technologically.

 

2. If I were in your position,

a) I’d resign rather than wait to be sacked.

b) I’d have a lot of problems getting another one.

c) you’d be more aware of what people really felt.

d) we wouldn’t be so behind technologically.

 

3. If I spoke Japanese as well as you do,

a) I’d resign rather than wait to be sacked.

b) I’d try to find a job with one of the Japanese banks.

c) we’d both benefit.

d) we wouldn’t be so behind technologically.

 

4. If we spent more on Research and Development,

a) I’d resign rather than wait to be sacked.

b) I’d have a lot of problems getting another one.

c) I’d try to find a job with one of the Japanese banks.

d) we wouldn’t be so behind technologically.

 

5. If you spoke less and listened more,

a) I’d resign rather than wait to be sacked.

b) I’d have a lot of problems getting another one.

c) I’d try to find a job with one of the Japanese banks.

d) you’d be more aware of what people really felt.

 

6. If you spent more time on your own problems and a bit less on mine,

a) I’d resign rather than wait to be sacked.

b) I’d have a lot of problems getting another one.

c) we’d both benefit.

d) I’d try to find a job with one of the Japanese banks.

 

7. If we controlled our expenses a bit better,

a) I’d resign rather than wait to be sacked.

b) I’d have a lot of problems getting another one.

c) we’d save a lot of money.

d) I’d try to find a job with one of the Japanese banks.

 

8. If you invested some time into learning how the Internet works,

a) you’d find that it could really help you in your job.

b) I’d have a lot of problems getting another one.

c) we wouldn’t be so behind technologically.

d) I’d try to find a job with one of the Japanese banks.

 

 

1. If Margret _____________________ (meet) an alien from another planet she ____________________ (be) very excited. .

 

2. If Vanessa _____________________ (be) offered a job in London she _____________________ (accept) it.

 

3. If Harry _____________________ (win) the lottery he _____________________ (buy) a new house.

 

4. What _____________________ you _____________________ (do) if you _____________________ (see) someone hitchhiking on the motorway?

 

5. Zala _____________________ (not continue) driving if she _____________________ (knock down) a deer.

 

6. If Susanna _____________________ (lose) her identity card whilst in Britain she _____________________ (phone) the Italian embassy.

 

7. If I _____________________ (can) drive, I _____________________ (get) a better job.

 

8. I _____________________ (not do) that if I _____________________ (be) him.

 

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First Conditional 1

  1. If you ____________________ (eat) an apple every day, you____________________ (be) very healthy.
  1. If we ____________________ (not protect) the elephant, it ____________________ (become) extinct.
  1. She ____________________ (not look) different unless she ____________________ (cut) her hair.
  1. If I ____________________ (not use) my English, I ____________________ (lose) my English.
  1. You____________________ (pay) higher insurance if you ____________________ (buy) a sports car.
  1. We____________________ and ____________________ (go / see) Max tomorrow if the weather ____________________ (be) nice.
  1. Suggestion : ____________________ we ____________________ (go) to the cinema if it ____________________ (rain) tomorrow?
  1. You ____________________ (see) better if you____________________ (turn on) the lamp.
  1. If we ____________________ (leave) early tomorrow morning, ____________________ we ____________________ (arrive) before 12.00?
  1. You ____________________ (not cure) your cancer if you ____________________ (continue) smoking.
  1. If you ____________________ (put) so much sugar in your coffee, you ____________________ (not lose) much weight.
  1. You ____________________ (pass) the exam if you ____________________ (study) a little more.
  1. Asking for a suggestion : If I ____________________ (find) some eggs in the shop, how many ____________________ I ___________________ (get)?

The Final Offer?

Ray: We’re not going to get a better offer than that. If you ____________________ (want) my advice, you ____________________ (accept) it.

Dave: I’m not so sure. If we ____________________ (wait) a few more days, I think we ____________________ (receive) other offers.

Ray: Perhaps you are right. If you ____________________ (want) , I ____________________ (tell) Jagger that we need time to think it over. He’ll be a bit impatient but I’m sure that if I ____________________ (talk) to him sweetly enough he ____________________ (hold on) and not look elsewhere. If things ____________________ (look) a bit dicey, I ____________________ (speak) to you.

Dave: So, if I ____________________ (not hear) from you, I ____________________ (assume) everything is fine.

Ray: Yep. I ____________________ (call / only) you if there ____________________ (be) a problem.

Dave: So unless I ____________________ (hear) from you, I ____________________ (have) no need to worry.

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