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1 © Boardworks Ltd 2006 1 of 19 Icons key: For more detailed instructions, see the Getting Started presentation Teacher’s notes included in the Notes Page Accompanying worksheet Flash activity. These activities are not editable. Web addressesExtension activities 1 of 19 © Boardworks Ltd 2006 Conditionals Year 8 Sentence Starters

2 © Boardworks Ltd 2006 2 of 19 Contents 2 of 19 © Boardworks Ltd 2006 Introducing the conditional tense Conditional sentences Discussing possibility and probability Modals

3 © Boardworks Ltd 2006 3 of 19 Conditionals – Introducing the conditional tense Introducing the conditional tense 3 of 19 © Boardworks Ltd 2006

4 4 of 19 Introducing the conditional tense I had a dream last night, Lei, that I won millions of pounds on the lottery. It was great – I bought my own football stadium! That’s silly, Tom. If I won the lottery, I would buy loads of designer clothes, makeup and shoes. It would be heaven…

5 © Boardworks Ltd 2006 5 of 19 Think about what you would do if you won £14 million on the National Lottery? Write five sentences. Use this structure: If I won the National Lottery, I would… Using the conditional tense …buy a large mansion.

6 © Boardworks Ltd 2006 6 of 19 You have just written five sentences using the conditional! Conditional sentences deal with situations which might happen or which might have happened. If I had iceskates, I could skate on the frozen lake. If I had had more time, I would have read all of these books! Conditionals

7 © Boardworks Ltd 2006 7 of 19 Conditionals – Conditional sentences Conditional sentences 7 of 19 © Boardworks Ltd 2006

8 8 of 19 If Lei went to Oxford Street, she would catch a number 3 bus. OR If Lei goes to Oxford Street, she will catch a number 3 bus. OR If Lei were to go to Oxford Street, she would catch a number 3 bus. Here are three sentences. They are all conditional. They all mean the same. Conditional sentences

9 © Boardworks Ltd 2006 9 of 19 The conditional tense

10 © Boardworks Ltd 2006 10 of 19 Conditionals – Discussing probability and possibility Discussing probability and possibility 10 of 19 © Boardworks Ltd 2006

11 11 of 19 Now finish these sentences with what will probably happen, using the photo to give you ideas. Then share your endings. 1. If the ball hits the window… 2. If a teacher caught them playing football… 3. If the bell were to ring… Note: these conditionals are about what would/will probably happen. What would probably happen

12 © Boardworks Ltd 2006 12 of 19 If the taxi had not stopped at the red light, there might have been an accident. (But it did, so there was no accident.) Conditionals can also be used to talk about things that might have happened, but didn’t. Look at this example: What might have happened

13 © Boardworks Ltd 2006 13 of 19 If they had not fallen in love, they would not have got married. If they hadn’t fallen in love, they wouldn’t have got married. NB: NOT wouldn’t of Here are some other examples of what might have happened: Conditionals Write what might have happened in these photos:

14 © Boardworks Ltd 2006 14 of 19 © HMSO Now write a sentence about each of these photos using both the probably and might conditionals. Using the two types of conditionals Try to make your answers as inventive as possible!

15 © Boardworks Ltd 2006 15 of 19 Conditions - Modals Modals 15 of 19 © Boardworks Ltd 2006

16 16 of 19 Modals are the words we use when giving advice and instructions to people. Lei uses them a lot to boss Tom around! How many modals can you think of? Did you think of any of these? couldshould musthave to canmay oughtneed not Choose four modals and use them in sentences. Modals You mustn’t play football near me!

17 © Boardworks Ltd 2006 17 of 19 Modals

18 © Boardworks Ltd 2006 18 of 19 Can and may are commonly confused modals. Can is about whether something is possible. May is asking for permission to do something. For example: Can I have another sweet? You can and you may. May I play outside? You can’t because it’s raining. Modals

19 © Boardworks Ltd 2006 19 of 19 Dear Sarah, I don’t know what to do! I really like this girl in my class but I don’t know if she likes me too. I’m worried that if I were to ask her out she and her friends would laugh at me. I would be very grateful if you could give me some advice. Thanks, Tom. Dear Tom, If I were you, I’d tell this girl how you feel. You should try and talk to her on her own. If she has any sense, she will be flattered. If she laughs at you, she isn’t worth the bother. Good luck! Write a letter to an agony aunt asking for advice about a problem. Use conditionals if appropriate! Swap letters with a partner and reply to their letter giving them advice. Try to use some modals in your answer. Writing with modals


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