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Level 8 (CEFR B1)

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  1. Lesson 1 | Movies
    6 Temas
  2. Lesson 2 | Passive Voice 1
    7 Temas
    3 Cuestionarios
  3. Lesson 3 | Passive Voice 2
    7 Temas
    5 Cuestionarios
  4. Lesson 4 | Lilly Might Have to Burp
    7 Temas
    2 Cuestionarios
    6 Temas
  6. Lesson 6 | First Conditional
    7 Temas
    6 Cuestionarios
  7. Lesson 7 | Second Conditional
    6 Temas
    6 Cuestionarios
  8. Lesson 8 | Third Conditional
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    5 Cuestionarios
Lección 6, Tema 3
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Lesson 6 – Step 3 – First Conditional

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It’s time to learn about… You can watch the video or go straight to the written explanation. You decide!

Once you’ve finished, you can move to step 4.

Language Discovery

Look at the phrases in blue in the text in step 1. What do they have in common?

  1. They all start with if.
  2. They are all in the present simple.
  3. They express a condition.

Look at the phrases in green in the text in step 1. What do they have in common?

  1. They all have will
  2. They express a consequence.

The First Conditional

Will I be happy if I choose the first man?
He will buy me anything if I tell him that I like it
  • Use first conditional sentences to talk about a possible / probable future situation and their consequences. 
  • The first conditional is made of two clauses:
    • One clause with ‘if and the present simple tense. 
    • The other clause with a future meaning using will.
  • Either clause can be first in the sentence. If theifclause is first, a comma separates the clauses. If the resulting condition is first then you do not use a comma.
    • If you work harder, you will have enough money to go to Tokyo. 
    • You will have enough money to go to Tokyo if you work harder.

Dig a little deeper 1
It is also common to use this structure with unless instead of if. Unless means (if… doesn’t happen)
– I won’t go to the party unless she goes too.  (I won’t go to to the party if she doesn’t)
– I won’t stay  here unless I get a well-paid job.(I’ll only stay here if I get a well-paid job)
Future Dig a little deeper 2 – Future time clauses
We’ll have dinner when your father gets home.
As soon as you get your exam results, call me.
I won’t go to bed, until you come home.
I’ll have a quick lunch before I leave. 
After I finish university, I’ll probably take a year off and travel. 


Ready? Terrific! Let’s move on to step 3 to practise what you’ve learnt in this step.