Getting Mixed Up About Mixed Conditionals


Conditionals are challenging for students and for teachers. When I decided to cover this grammar topic on YouTube back in 2017, I knew a whole playlist was in order. (View lessons.) I needed more than a dozen lessons to feel like I covered all the bases. To be truthful, I think there’s still more I could present and practice. In fact, it’s been a requested topic at my recent live streams. More explanations, more examples, and more opportunities to put it all into use — that’s what I’ve been asked to give.

If you have upper level students who wonder about all the possible combinations we can use in mixed conditionals, please consider my Mixed_Conditonals_handout. I aim to create meaningful practice while helping students focus on the combinations that are specific to a situation, such as a past regret or unreal present that we’re happy not to experience.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Madan Mohan Gupta says:

    Fascinating Practice Set and the content language is easy to understand. Thank You Ma’am 🙂

    1. Glad you like the practice. As you can see, there’s likely more than enough for one class. You can turn some of these items into fuller discussions, especially when we reflect on inventions and events that have shaped the world. Thanks for checking out my post.

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