Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 24: Grammar – First Conditional

Ok, this set of grammar is much easier.  The zero conditional is not often used in spoken or written language.  The first conditional, however, is very easy to understand.  Let’s dive in!

a. If I finish my homework on time, I’ll watch that science programme.

b. If I go there, I’ll remember to wear a hat!


We use the first conditional to talk about specific possible situations.

For the first conditional, we use the future form of will in the second half of the sentence.


Choose the correct alternative.

  1. If I go to Mongolia next year, I go/will go by Hainan Airlines.
  2. If I spend/will spend my weekend in Bangkok, I won’t be able to do the Spartan Beast race.
  3. I go/will go to bed early tonight if I feel tired.
  4. If the weather is/will be good tomorrow, I will go for a run through Bangkok.
  5. If my friend has time tonight, she help/will help me to do a podcast.
  6. My friend said she’ll come visit me if I provide/will provide her with accommodation.



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