Conditionals and Reported Speech - The First Conditional


The first conditional is used for likely results of possible future situations, as well as promises, threats, warnings or back-up plans. This video is specifically aimed at teaching the first conditional in an ESL setting.

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I have learnt some new things about future tense. First, I am clear about the difference between will and be going to, 'will 'can be a spontaneous decision, while be going to is planed; 'will' can be a prediction without basing on present evidence, 'be going to' is just the opposite. Second, present simple tense and present continues can be used to express future meaning.In this unit, I learned about the different conditional forms: zero, first, second, third, and mixed. In order to teach these conditionals, I find the bunker role-play game to be quite interesting. I also learned about the difference between direct speech and reported speech. I find the intermediary role-play and media interview ideas to be highly implementable in class.

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