((BAC)zero conditional/explanation/exercises/answers

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((BAC)zero conditional/explanation/exercises/answers

مُساهمة  rafai في الأحد 9 مايو 2010 - 8:32

THE 'ZERO' CONDITIONAL

Form : If + present + present

Zero Conditional
Conditionals are structures which we use when talking about possible actions and their results. The zero conditional is a form which expresses what always happens if or when a certain action takes place.


I
ce melts if you heat it.

You get wet if it rains.


2. Function

In these sentences, the time is now or always and the situation is real and possible
. They
are
used to make statements about the real world, and often refer to generaltruths, such as scientific facts.


Examples:

a.
b. If you freeze water, it becomes a solid.
b. Plants die if they don't get enough water.
c. If my husband has a cold, I usually catch it.
d. If public transport is efficient, people stop using their cars.
e. If you mix red and blue, you get purple.

f. My parents get angry if I come home late.
g. If heat is transferred, it moves from a higher temperature to a lower temperature.
h.Your immune system responds if bacteria enter your body.
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Exercice : Make a zero conditional sentence using the words.
For example: "water / boil / heat / to 100 degrees" becomes "Water boils if you heat it to 100 degrees."

·
1. ice / float / you / drop / it / in water
…………………………………………………………………………..
2. my daughter / eat / too much chocolate / she /get / sick
…………………………………………………………………………..
·
3. you / not / eat / you / die

………………………………………………………………………….
· 4. if / no / rain / the grass / not / grow
………………………………………………………………………….
·5. iron / rust / it / get / wet
………………………………………………………………………….


Answers :
1. Ice floats if you drop it in water
2. If my daughter eats too much , she gets sick
3. If you don’t eat , you die
4. If there is no rain , the grass doesn’t grow.
5. Iron rusts if it gets wet.
6. ice / float / you / drop / it / in water


The Zero Conditional Exercise

Use the conditions and results in the box to complete the phrases below.


Conditions
Result


**you've
got a headache
**you don't wear a crash helmet












**you
heat it to 100 ºc




**she comes home very late
**you leave gates open in the country
**you add sugar

**you get pink
**A dog bites
**the dvd player comes on
**Butter melts
**it scratches you
**You have more chance of being killed

1 Water boils if _______________________________________________ .

2 If you mix red and white _______________________________________________ .

3 _______________________________________________ if you leave it in the sun.



4 If _______________________________________________ , take an aspirin.

5 If _______________________________________________ , it tastes sweet.


6 _______________________________________________ if you go near its food when it's eating.

7 If you pull a cat's tail, _______________________________________________ .


8 _______________________________________________ if you don't wear a seat belt.

9 You can end up brain damaged if _______________________________________________ .

10 If you press this switch, _______________________________________________ .

11 If _______________________________________________ , her folks get very angry.

12 Farmers get very angry if _______________________________________________ .




ANSWERS :

1 Water boils if you heat it to 100 ºc . 2 If you mix red andwhite you get orange . 3 Butter melts if you leave it in the sun. 4 If you've got aheadache , take an aspirin. 5 If you add sugar , it tastes sweet. 6 A dog bites if you go ;near its food when it's eating. 7 If you pull a cat's tail, it scratches you . 8 You have more chance of being killed if you don't wear a seat belt. 9 You can end up brain damaged if you don't wear a crash helmet . 10 If you press thisswitch, the dvd player comes on . 11 If she comes home very late , her folks get very angry. 12 Farmers get very angry if you leave gates open in the country .

rafai

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