This is a grammar lesson for ESL students with the zero conditional. If you would like a copy of this lesson to use with your classes, then you will find the download button at the bottom of this page.
These are things that ALWAYS happen.
General truths rather than specific events.
pay extra to take luggage.
the water boils.
can't get in.
'Unless' means the same as 'if not'.
You will find some suggested answers for the following exercises in the download of this lesson, at the bottom of this page.
Complete the following sentences.
We also use this conditional for instructions and commands.
Complete the following sentences. Remember that 'unless' means the same as 'if not'.
Give the students 10 (or fewer, depending on the size of the class) blank flashcards each. Get them to write one noun on each one. Take all the cards back, mix them up, and hand out 10 flashcards back to each student.
Have a pile of your own flashcards on the table with a mix of the words ‘if, ‘when’, ‘imperative’ and ‘unless’. The students have to pick up one card from your pile, and then make a sentence in the zero conditional, using the appropriate word/grammar structure, and one word from their pile.
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