Conditionals grammar – the differences and usage of all the conditionals

Posted on Feb 18 2014 - 6:11am by Zdenda

There are very few grammar points that I know so well as conditional sentences. Students always ask about them and they appear in tests and students. I have tried many times to explain this grammar, but I feel that I have always failed. I have created about 5 different presentations and three mind maps till I got to this simple one.

Conditionals – mind map

This is the simplest mind map I have managed to create and students say it is fine and they can understand it now. I hope it works the same way for you.
Read the map from the left side. The two arrows in the midle of the map show that the RESULT part can be at the beginning and the IF part at the end.
The horrible mess in the middle of the Unreal conditionals, shows the mixed conditionals, where the IF in the past can have a RESULT NOW. Or where IF now can have a RESULT in the past. I hope you understand.

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Conditionals mind map

Conditionals – games

It is very important to understand the grammar rules, but it is even more important to be able to use them correctly. You can try this out in the following games.
The first one is called On Target and your task is to answer the questions and shoot all the BAD ducks. You can get a bonus if you shoot one of the bottles.

Conditionals – On target game


The second game is a new one. It is called darts. You should choose the correct answer but then WAIT and click it only at the moment you aim at a high number. It is not as easy as it seems. You can leave your score at the comments section and the winner will get ELM magazine from us.

Conditionals – DARTS

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15 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. jose faiver sanjuan 18/02/2014 at 12:25 pm -

    Hello

    I find this exercise really good for my students, hope to share it with them and have some fun.

    Thanks

    José

  2. Kapil Singh 19/02/2014 at 5:51 am -

    Hello Sir

    It is good exercise in simple way.So please share me incoming new exercises.

    Thanks
    Kapil Singh

  3. CRISTINA 19/02/2014 at 11:29 am -

    Thank you for sharing this useful and hard subject!

  4. aneela 19/02/2014 at 7:30 pm -

    It’s a very informative game.

  5. Sib Sankar Dey 22/02/2014 at 8:01 pm -

    I have learnt from my mistakes. This is very good for me.

  6. Zdenda 23/02/2014 at 6:08 am -

    That is the best way to learn. Keep on learning!!

  7. Ruby 05/03/2014 at 10:27 am -

    Great Effort! I keep coming back to your website!

  8. Kavita 16/03/2014 at 10:01 am -

    I got 105 in the dart game.

  9. Zdenda 16/03/2014 at 1:14 pm -

    Congratulations.

  10. Mayra Vera 24/03/2014 at 4:29 pm -

    Great games!!!

  11. outrank 23/07/2014 at 2:48 pm -

    Good day! Would you mind if I share your blog with my zynga group?
    There’s a lot of folks that I think would really enjoy your content.

    Please let me know. Cheers

  12. Wasiu Giwa 23/07/2014 at 8:48 pm -

    Conditional sentences is a challenge for my CAE course.

  13. Zdenda 24/07/2014 at 5:05 am -

    Yes, they are. Students often go crazy when I say the word conditional. I hope that the mind map will help them at least a bit.

  14. Zdenda 24/07/2014 at 5:07 am -

    You can share the content with whoever you like, as long as you do not claim that you have created it. I would really appreciate a link to this site, though.

  15. Galya 24/07/2014 at 2:42 pm -

    Love your lessons so much – such a great teaching tool when trying to engage teenage students!

    Only problem, the conditionals darts game seems to have a glitch in it – it seems to get stuck in the same loop of questions for a while, before moving on. Otherwise – perfect!!

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