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A step-by-step guide.

Conditionals test (Upper Intermediate level)

Summary (Upper Intermediate level)

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First Steps

 
Start with the 1st conditional
 If you work hard, your boss will be happy.
 
Then try the 2nd conditional
 If you worked hard, your boss would be happy.
Introduction to the 1st Conditional

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

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Introduction to the 2nd Conditional

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

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I Have a Dream

2nd conditional practice. Click on the arrow to go to the next page.

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When you are confident, try the following:

 
Unless
Unless you work hard, your boss won't be happy.
 
The zero conditional
 If you work hard, your boss is happy.
 
And for past situations, the 3rd conditional
 If you had worked hard, your boss would have been happy.

Unless

Explanations and examples.

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Introduction to the Zero Conditional

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Exercise

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Introduction to the 3rd Conditional

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Exercise

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Summary of Zero, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Conditionals

Another guide

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Ready for a test?  Try the one below

Which Conditional Should I Use?

This tests zero, first, second and third conditionals.

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Finally, learn how to use:

 
The unreal past
 I wish I could go home now.
 
Mixed conditionals
 If you had worked hard, your boss would be happy.
 
Inversion in conditional sentences
 Had you worked hard, your boss would have been happy.
The Unreal Past

What if...?  Suppose...  I wish...

Hypothetical uses of  the past tense.

Two exercises

How to use wish

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Mixed Conditionals

Introduction to mixed conditionals

Another explanation

More examples

Quiz 1

Quiz 2

Quiz 3

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3rd Conditional - Video Lesson with Jennifer ESL

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Inversion in Conditional Sentences

A question answered on the BBC website.

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