FCE (First Certificate) Conditionals
You will definitely need to know the rules for making conditionals, as well as similar structures with 'wish' and 'would rather'. Look at the following examples of key transformations. Follow the green links if you want more information about the structures and some extra practice.
I crashed the car because I was talking on my mobile.
If I hadn't been talking on my mobile, I wouldn't have crashed the car.
(third conditionals for the past)
He is always late because he forgets to set his alarm clock.
He wouldn't be late if he remembered to set his alarm clock.
(second conditionals for the present)
I regret not studying for the exam.
I wish I had studied for the exam.
I would like to be rich and famous.
I wish I was rich and famous.
(wish / if only for past and present)
I think it's better to be rich than famous.
I'd sooner be rich than famous.
I'd rather be rich than famous.
We should go now.
It's (high) time we went.
Now rewrite each of these sentences so they have the same meaning as the first. Use between 2 and 5 words, and do not change the word in brackets.
- More First Conditional Exercises
- More Second Conditional Exercises
- More Third Conditional Exercises
- More Mixed Conditional Exercises
- More Wish/If Only Exercises