(Un)conditional love

Introduction: 

This is a speaking activity which allows students to revise zero, first, second and third conditionals. Students write questions for each other and answer them in pairs.

Objective:

1. To practise zero, first, second and third conditionals.

Procedure:

1. Students write 8 conditional questions: in 1&2,  students write two zero conditional questions; in 3&4, students write two first conditional questions; in 5&6, two second conditional questions, and in 7&8, two third conditional questions. For example:

  1. How do you feel when you don’t get enough sleep?
  2. How do you react when you have an argument with someone?
  3. What will you do if you have extra free time next week?
  4. What will you do if it rains next Sunday?
  5. If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life what food would you choose?
  6. If you could have dinner with anyone who would you choose?
  7. Where would you have gone on holiday last year if time had been no limit?
  8. What would you have done if you had been the headmaster of your school during your school years?

2. When the students are finished, they must pass the sheet to another student, who writes a brief answer to all the questions on a separate piece of paper.

3. Put students in pairs (student A and student B).

4. Using only the answers produced by each student, Students A and B swap answer sheets. They will each have different answers to each other as they have answered different questions.

5. Looking at the answers given by their partner, the students now ask each other questions, e.g. Student A: “Why did you write ‘Stay at home’ in number 4?” Student B: “Because if it rains on Sunday, I will stay at home.”

6. Monitor and provide feedback.