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If you want to find you prince,

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If you want to find you prince,

  1. 1. Teaching conditionals. • ETRC Fall School 2010 • Presenter: Alina Mardari, SPU “Ion Creanga”, English Philology Chair.
  2. 2. If you want to find you prince, you will have to kiss a lot of frogs.
  3. 3. • If you are in a supermarket and you want to change queues , what will happen? • Read the first paragraph of the article. Who was Murphy? What exactly is his law? • Read the rest of the article. Can you guess how the examples 1-8 of Murphy’s Law finish?
  4. 4. Superstitions • If you walk under a ladder, you will have bad luck. • If you break a mirror, you will have seven years of bad luck Suggest further superstitions you know.
  5. 5. Chains of events If I am ill tomorrow……… • One student suggests a possible result. • The next student takes the result, reforms it into a condition and suggests another result.
  6. 6. If only……. • For each wish write down at least one reason why you want these things. • Write down three negative wishes and write down why you would hate to do the thing. I would hate it if I…..
  7. 7. Justifying actions • Try to think of situations in which you might, perfectly morally and reasonably, perform these actions. • Write them down. Use conditional II.
  8. 8. Justify your actions: Why might you ……jump out of the window? ……steal money? ……take out all your clothes in a public place? ……set fire to your house? ……pretend to be someone else? ……deliberately break a glass? ……paint yourself green?
  9. 9. Looking back • Write down three things you have done in your life which you regret. • Write down three things you are glad you have done. • Imagine what it might have meant to them if these things had not occurred. • Write down sentences using conditional III.

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