If Clauses

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Learners will be able to:
  • recall clauses
• explore the concept of ‘if’ conditional.
• learn the formation of first conditional.

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Recall clauses and their types

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Identify the independent and dependent clause in the sentence: I will help you if you face any problem.

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Identify the independent and dependent clause in the sentence: If you face any problem, I will help you.

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'The discussion shows that all those group of words which begin with 'if' are dependent clauses.'

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If expresses a possible condition.
The action you perform is the result of this condition.

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The first conditional is used to express the possible condition and it's result. For example, If I miss the train, I'll take the next one. 
There is a 50% chance that the first part of this sentence (the action following 'if') will happen and the next part shows the most probable result.

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The first conditional is formed by using simple present tense in the 'if' clause and simple future tense in the main clause.

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Create your own sentence with first conditional.

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We can also use helping verbs apart from 'will'

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Word of caution
If we place the main clause first, comma is NOT required.

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If I'm late tonight, my mom will be angry.

My mom will be angry if I'm late tonight.

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Home Fun
Practice the first conditional in 13d, e and f

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