Second conditional – a simple explanation of a difficult grammar point

Posted on Mar 17 2014 - 8:03am by Zdenda

Several weeks ago I published a post on Conditionals. In the post I tried to cover all the conditionals in one mind map and I think that I succeeded.
However, the post was unnecessarily complicated for lower level students. Therefore I created a simpler one for lower intermediate students who need to know only the second conditional. Here you can see the result.

Second conditional – mind map

The mind map very simply depicts the form and usage of the second conditional.
Second conditional mind map

Second conditional is that simple 🙂

Second conditional is used when you are talking about a fictional situation now. You are saying what you would do if the conditions were as you specified them. You have to use past tense after IF and WOULD in the other part of the sentence.

Second conditional – games

You can practise the grammar over here:
The first game is called Fling the teacher. To win the game you have to answer all the 15 questions correctly. Good luck.
Second conditional the game – Fling the Teacher
The second game is called Hoopshoot and your task is to answer the questions and stop the circle in the middle of the hoop.
Second conditional the game – Hoop Shoot

7 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. abubahjat 17/03/2014 at 2:56 pm -

    thanks for these ideas

  2. J.L. 18/03/2014 at 5:16 pm -

    On question 4, there is an unnecessary word, “to”, before “Mother Theresa”. This makes any of the choices incorrect! Otherwise a very enjoyable quick game.

  3. Zdenda 18/03/2014 at 6:10 pm -

    I will have a look at it. Thank you for your feedback

  4. Ganesh 18/03/2014 at 7:02 pm -

    please upload the pics in jpg

  5. Zdenda 19/03/2014 at 9:10 am -

    OK I will do it in the new posts.

  6. Jana 22/03/2014 at 1:45 pm -

    Could you tell me what software you use for making these mind maps? They are absolutely adorable 🙂 Thank you in advance for the reply.

  7. Zdenda 23/03/2014 at 4:49 am -

    I have been using iMindmap, Maple Mind and eDrawMax. All of the tools can do some wonderful things.

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