First Conditional

Questions about possible future situations.

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  1. If the weather is good at the weekend, will you go out?
  2. If there is another global recession, do you think you’ll be affected?
  3. If your country wins the next football world cup, will you be surprised?
  4. If the next president of the US is a woman, will you be happy?
  5. If global temperatures continue to rise, do you think it will be a problem?
  6. If artificial intelligence continues to improve, will it be the end of the human race?
  7. If you learn to speak English perfectly, how will it change your life?
  8. If you have problems sleeping tonight, what will you do?
  9. If you get a pay rise this year, what will you spend it on?
  10. If you find 100 euros or dollars in the street this evening, what will you do?
  11. If you are invited to a party this weekend, will you go?
  12. If you see a homeless man on your way home today, will you give him money?
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How to use the first conditional ESL discussion questions

It is recommended that you download the first conditional ESL discussion questions in PDF format using one of the links above. The best way to encourage classroom interaction is to download and print the first conditional discussion questions in the 'pairs' or 'threes' PDF format and then divide the questions by cutting along the dotted lines. This allows students to take turns asking and answering the first conditional discussion questions in groups of two or three. Alternatively, you could use the 'cards' format to distribute the questions to any number of students to ask and share.

It is advisable to prepare students for using these discussion questions by first introducing them to the topic of first conditional in an interesting and engaging way. An anecdote, quiz question or a related image or video could all be used to achieve this. Depending on the level, it may also be necessary to pre-teach any challenging vocabulary related to first conditional contained in the discussion questions.

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