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conditionals downloadable worksheets:
This is a good activity for practising if-clauses (conditionals). It covers zero, first, second and third conditionals.
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
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Form and use of the first type of conditionals followed by three different exercises. I hope you like it and find it useful. Thanks so much for all your nice comments and have a wonderful week! Hugs!
Level: elementary
Age: 12-14
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Conditional sentences
This worksheet consists of a grammar guide and 7 exercises on conditional sentences of all types: zero, first, second, third and unless. Answer key included (6 pages in all). Hope you find it useful!!!
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
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First Conditional - exercises
Look at the examples and put the verbs in brackets in the correct tenses.
Level: intermediate
Age: 11-17
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Conditional "type 0" and "type 1" test
I didn´t decide if this test is suitable for elemantary SS or intermediate SS.I think it can be used with both groups.There are 12 test questions.I didn´t add further questions ´cos I prepared this test as a warm-up activity.It can also be used after the lesson as an assessment to check the understanding of the subject.Hope it works in your class.T...
Level: elementary
Age: 11-14
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Again for you there are20 test questions about "CONDITIONALS with type 1 and 2". With these tests I hope you find it easy to identify where your students have problems. Hope you also find it useful and amuzing. ENJOY;)
Level: elementary
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 1902

Rewriting exercises
Several worksheets with rewriting exercises (conditonals, passive, modals, reported speech...). Very useful for those teaching bachillerato in Spain or sitting an E.O.I exam.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 1751

Grammar and exercises on the second type of conditional clauses. I hope you like it and find it useful. Have a wonderful evening/day. Hugs!!!
Level: elementary
Age: 12-14
Downloads: 1731



WISHES about present events: WISH + past simple
                                              I am not very tall . I wish I were taller
                                              My father only speaks Spanish. He wishes he spoke English or French
WISHES about past events: WISH + past perfect
                                               We couldn't attend the meeting. We wish we had attended the meeting.
                                               I rained so hard that the party was cancelled. I wish it hadn't rained 
WISHES about future events: WISH + would/could (use always when talking about annyoing habits)
                                               He leaves his clothes on the floor and his room is a mess. I wish he tidied up after himself
                                               Mr. Urban wants to have an interview with you. He wishes you would meet him next week
IF ONLY is used to make emphatic wishes:
                                              I can't restart the computer. If only I knew how to fix it!
                                              We are completely lost. If only you had brought your GPS!

Complete the sentence with the correct tense of the verb in brackets.
1. We always have to take the bus home. I wish we (not live)  so far from the city centre
2. We are completely soaked. I wish we (bring)  the umbrella
3. He is always whistling. I wish he (not do)  that all the time
4. We are having a wonderful holiday on the beach. I wish you (be)  here
5. This computer is useless. I wish my parents (choose)  a better one when they bought it
6. She's got a new job but she feels bored. She wishes her boss (give)  her more responsibility.
7. He's sorry he missed the wedding ceremony. He wishes he (go)
8. I wish my neighbours (not make)  so much noise. I can hardly sleep at night
9. Citizens wish their leaders (start)  doing something to improve the economic situation
10. They have lots of money. Even so, they wished they (have)  more and more
Write a sentence using  "wish"
1. I ate too  much and now I have stomachache.
2. His parents would like him to look after himself
3. I can't smoke anywhere now. The anti-smoking law is so restrictive!
If only
4. It's a pity we don't own a boat, I love sailing.
5. My pupils keep talking in class all the time and I can't handle it.
6. Visiting the museum was interesting but it would have been nicer to go to the beach
7. Next Christmas I would like to stay at home for a change
 next Christmas 
8. He never brings me flowers on our anniversary
9. I failed all my exams. I should have studied harder.
If only
10. I don't like being so tall
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