BBC Learning English 22/08/24 English Class: How to use the first conditionals to talk about future predictions
Take an English class on using the first conditional for predictions
Choose the correct word from the brackets to complete the sentences.
If you (complain/complained), they’ll ignore you.
1. If I find a new job, I (’d/’ll) earn more money.
2. If you make the kids something healthy, they (won’t/wouldn’t)
3. You might meet new people if you (join/will join) a club.
4. (If/Unless) you take a coat, you’ll be too cold.
5. If we (go/went) at the weekend, it’ll be busy.
6. If you watch this film, you (’ll/’d) fall in love with it.
Well done! Now you can check your answers at the bottom of the next
Write down a list of things that could happen tomorrow. Then write down what
you think could be the result of each one.
Write first conditional sentences with these predictions.
• If I go for a run tomorrow, I’ll be too tired to do anything else.
• If we go out to eat, it’ll be expensive.
Work with a friend. Tell each other what you think could happen
tomorrow, and ask them to predict what the results might be – see if you
agree. Use first conditional sentences in your answers.
– If you go to the theatre, you’ll enjoy it.
– I’m not sure, I think I’ll be bored if I go to the theatre.
Answers to exercise on page
1. If I find a new job, I’ll earn more money.
2. If you make the kids something healthy, they won’t eat it.
3. You might meet new people if you join a club.
4. Unless you take a coat, you’ll be too cold.
5. If we go at the weekend, it’ll be busy.
6. If you watch this film, you’ll fall in love with it.