If Clause First Conditional & Future Time Clauses: Ricky & Rachel (English / ESL Video)

If Clause First Conditional & Future Time Clauses: Ricky & Rachel (English / ESL Video)


Synopsis of English / ESL Video

Watch the love story of Ricky & Rachel and teach the if clause – first conditional with future time clauses for intermediate level classrooms.


Title of English / ESL Video

Ricky & Rachel

Target English Grammar

First Conditional:
– Conditional clauses / conditional sentences
– If clause + result clause / clauses of result
– Also known as:
– condition clause + consequence clause
– subordinate clause + main clause / other clause
– dependent clause + independent clause.
– Imperatives
– Modal verbs
– Should
– Future time clauses

Student Proficiency Level

Intermediate level grammar

Suggested Courses

General English

Instructions

– Play the English / ESL video in class after delivering a warm-up activity first.
– Pause the video whenever the narrator asks students a question to give students time to answer. For example, after elicitations and concept checking questions (CCQs).

Summary of English Grammar: If Clause – First Conditional & Future Time Clauses

Approximate chronological order:

Story of Ricky and Rachel:

– Starts at 0:00. Ends at 3:59.

Function and Uses

– Uncertain events and possibilities: Once I find a job, I’ll pay off this house in no time!
– Conditions: Unless we move cities, we could always come back here.
– Results and consequences: If you don’t find a new wife, we’ll never have grandchildren.
– Future plans and invitations: I’ll show you my secret place after school.
– Promises: I’ll love you until death do us part.
– Offers: If you’re hurt, I’ll put on some medicine for you.
– Negotiations and agreements: If you want to wait, I can wait.
– Predictions: You parents will want you to remarry when they find out.
– Warnings: If you try to have a baby, you might die.
– Threats: If you don’t leave her alone, you’ll be sorry!
– Superstitions: If you should cross a black cat, you’ll have bad luck!
– Polite requests: If you’ll follow me, I’ll show you my secret forest.
– And more…

Imperatives:

– We can use imperatives instead of “will” in the results clause.
– Example: If you love someone, never give up on them.

Modal Verbs:

We can use modal verbs in either clauses. However, in the result clause, a modal verb would replace “will”.
– Example 1: Unless we move cities, we could always come back here.
– Example 2: If you want to wait, I can wait.
– Example 3: If you try to have a baby, you might die.

Should:

– “Should” in the condition clause makes the condition less likely.
– Example: If you should cross a black cat, you’ll have bad luck!

Future Time Clauses:

– We can use these instead of “if” in the condition clause.
– Example 1: Once I find a job, I’ll pay off this house in no time.
– Example 2: I’ll show you my secret place after school.
– Example 3: I’ll love you until death do us part.
– Example 4: Your parents will want you to remarry when they find out.


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