Conditional Simple

Objectives of today’s lesson:

In this lesson, Learn English with Julia presents to you “Conditional Simple”, in order for you to:

  • learn the conditional simple tense (English)
  • see conditional simple examples
  • know how to use conditional in a sentence
  • do conditional tense exercises

Video Script:

Hello and welcome to this video on Conditional Simple.

Let’s start with the form.

We use the conditional affirmative follows: WOULD + LEARN.

Therefore it is conditional WOULD + infinitive “TO”.

You’ll hear errors like: I would *TO learn. This is a blunder.

Or I would *LEARNED. Other error.

Therefore, it’s as simple as that. Please drill your students or if you’re a student yourself. Remember this: I WOULD LEARN (I learn).

If it is negative: I WOULD NOT LEARN or I WOULDN’T LEARN.

And if it is a question: WOULD I LEARN? WOULD I NOT LEARN? or WOULDN’T I LEARN?

So when do I use this tense? I use it in two main scenarios or contexts.
1/ I use it when something is likely to happen. I WOULD GO THERE
2/ Or if it’s a habit. ” He would read to me when I was a child”

You can use this tense with these signal words: maybe, probably, perhaps

But you will also be using it with “IF”. Therefore, when using conditional clauses or If Clauses. This becomes very useful.

Now onto the hints:
1/ Be careful once again with the components, let’s not change them.
2/ Look at other alternatives. Not alternative tenses but alternative phrasing. If you’re not sure how this is used, you can say:
– It is likely I will go…
– I might go…
– I would go…
It depends on what you are trying to say. You can use alternatives.

And as I said before, come back to this video when you’re studying conditional clauses.

Grammar Quiz:

Keywords listed in English:

  • conditional simple
  • if clauses or conditional clauses


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