Using the First Conditional Video and Exercises
Using first conditional sentences in English is often difficult for students because of the way the sentences are constructed. But once again, this is an English grammar point that will allow you to express much more complex ideas in English. If you want to improve beyond “Hello, my name is…” and “I’ll have the cheeseburger,” then you’ll want to start learning to use conditionals.
So, we’ve got some videos for you, one to explain the first conditional, and another video about the recent factory collapse in Bangladesh. The second video will give you a topic to write about using the first conditional. If you really want to master the first conditional, you should take a live English class via Skype with one of our teachers. We’ve got a lesson to accompany these videos, and you’ll have the opportunity to use the first conditional in real conversation.
Video: First Conditional
Ok, do you think you understand first conditional now? Then watch the video below and try the exercise.
Video: Factory Collapse in Bangladesh
Click here to watch the video.
Exercise: Fill in the gaps in the sentences below, then write 3 sentences about the factory collapse in Bangladesh, using the first conditional. Write your answers in comments, and we will correct them.
- If nothing __ ____ to improve working conditions for garment workers, I ____ stop buying clothes.
- I ____ buy clothes at higher prices __ it guarantees better living and working conditions for others.
- When they finally have world wide labor laws, we ____ ____ some assurance about the conditions in factories.