Time Clauses

Posted on Jan 28 2014 - 5:27am by Zdenda

In time clauses it is important to understand that you cannot use WILL after certain conjunctions, even though you are referring to the future. And that is the whole trick. If you do this (not will do this), your English will be fine. And that is what you need.


Time clauses – mind map

To make this concept clearer I have created the following mind map. Read the mind map clockwise and start at 12 o’clock.

Time clauses Mind map final

Time clauses – games

As the grammar point is quite simple to understand, I have created only two games to practise this. The first one is called Fling the Teacher and if you answer (not will answer) all the questions correctly you will fire the teacher because you won’t need him any more. So what are you waiting for? FLING THE TEACHER!

Fling the teacher – time clauses.

The second game is ideal for a classroom. You can work in two teams and the teams fight against each other. If you answer incorrectly your opponent gets a free chance to hurt you.

En Garde – Time Clauses.

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

  1. mona 28/01/2014 at 10:47 am -

    i like it

  2. Mei Chow 28/01/2014 at 2:56 pm -

    Time clauses

  3. Lana 28/01/2014 at 3:13 pm -

    I really like your lesson. Espeacially, it is easy to remember when u express them by mind map . Thanks a lot. Give me some instructions how to create the mind map if u can. Thank in advance.

  4. mohammed 28/01/2014 at 6:04 pm -

    the of using the mind map approach is very usefulin teaching English for me as a teacher in Egypt.

  5. Zdenda 28/01/2014 at 6:28 pm -

    I use the iMindMap by Buzan and I always try to sum up all that I would like to tell my students.

  6. Emma 28/01/2014 at 11:04 pm -

    There is an error in the 1st example. It should read ‘you will be late to school’ not ‘come late’

  7. Sapphire 29/01/2014 at 2:55 am -

    The lesson is useful for me. I want to learn with pdf format.

  8. Zdenda 29/01/2014 at 5:00 am -

    There will be pdf file with the next post.

  9. Zdenda 29/01/2014 at 5:00 am -

    Thank you. I will correct this as soon as possible.

  10. giorgos9 29/01/2014 at 8:44 pm -

    i like it.thank you.

  11. ahmed 30/01/2014 at 7:32 am -

    Hi there would you mind if you give us some example about trensaction even though ,though ,despit and in spite of .
    Many thanks

  12. ras050580 30/01/2014 at 2:40 pm -

    it will be help full for me.

  13. Zdenda 31/01/2014 at 5:02 am -

    I will think about this topic.

  14. loredana 31/01/2014 at 4:16 pm -

    very useful! A different way of teaching and learning grammar .. I would say a fun one! thank you so much

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  17. Julia 27/07/2014 at 6:55 pm -

    thank U very much. pleas give us despite ,though, in spite of mind map structure

  18. Zdenda 28/07/2014 at 12:25 pm -

    Good inspiration. I will do it asap.

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