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ESL Conversations: 50 Conditional Questions

ESL Conversations: Conditional Questions

ESL Conversation: Conditional Questions

Conversation Questions are a good way to promote speaking in the classroom.

You can easily promote speaking in the classroom by printing these questions and giving strips of paper to students so they can take turns to speak and let the interaction move from there with follow up questions

Conditional Sentences

A conditional sentence is a type of sentence that states a condition and the outcome of that condition occurring. Conditional sentences are made up of a dependent clause and an independent clause joined to express said condition.

There are around five ways to make conditional sentences in English .

  1. Zero Conditional
  2. First Conditional
  3. Second Conditional
  4. Third Conditional
  5. Mixed Conditional

First Conditional

The second conditional questions are based on the first conditional

The First Conditional is a structure used for talking about possibilities in the present or in the future

First Conditional Questions

These are some example of questions made with the first conditional

  1. What will you when you get retired?
  2. What will you do if you win the lottery?
  3. What will you do if you break up with your friend?
  4. What will you do if you get divorced?
  5. If you want to relax after class, what will you watch?
  6. If you have some free time on Saturday, will you study more?
  7. What medicine will you take if you catch a cold next week?
  8. What will you do if you pass the TOIEC Exam?
  9. What will you do if you get your dream job?
  10. What will you do if you miss your family while travelling?
  11. What wiil you do if you run out of gas and you are away from home?

Second Conditional

These conditional questions are based on the second conditional.

The second conditional is a structure used for talking about unreal situations in the present or in the future

Second Conditional Questions

These are some example of questions made with the second conditional:

  1. What would you do if somebody stole your car?
  2. What would you do if you saw a man trying to steal your car?
  3. Where would  you live if you could live anywhere?
  4. If  you were powerful enough to change the world,what would you change?
  5. If you were given three wishes, what would you wish?
  6. Where would you go if you could go anywhere in the world?
  7. If you change your past, what would you change?
  8. If your house was on fire, what personal belonging would you miss the most?
  9. If you could be anyone in the world, who would you be?
What would you do  questions?
  1. What would you do if you won a million dollars?
  2. If you won the lottery, what would you buy?
  3. If you changed your name, what name would you choose?
  4. What would you do if you could be invisible for a day?
  5. What would you do if you saw a ghost?
  6. What would you do if you saw a person shoplifting?
  7. What would you do if a robber broke in at night?
  8. What would you do if you had to catch a bus but you don’t have any money?
  9. What would you do if you saw a man hitting a woman?
  10. What would you do if you saw three men attacking another man?
  11. If you went back in time, what year would you go to?
  12. If you had a special power, what would you be able to do?
If you had questions
  1. If you had enough money to giveaway, who would you help?
  2. If you had $1000 dollars to spend within an hour, how would you spend them?
  3. If you had only 24 hours to live, what would you do?
  4. If you had excellent fighting skills, What would you do with them?
  5. If you had the chance to interview a celebrity, what questions would you make?
  6. If you had to run away from the police, where would you hide?
  7. If you had to watch a TV show for 24 hours, what would that show be?
If you could questions
  1. If you could be an animal, what animal would you be?
  2. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
  3. If you could travel anywhere in the worlds, where would you go?
  4. If you could commit any crime and get away with it, what would you do?
  5. If you could be famous, what would you like to be famous for?
  6. If you could be a Marvel Comics super hero, who would you like to be?
  7. If you could be a DC Comics super hero, who would you like to be?
  8. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
  9. If you could spend a day with a singer, who would you like to spend the day with?
  10. If you could be an athlete, what sport would you like to be good at?
  11. If you could pick to do any other job for a living, what would that job be?
  12. If you could fly, how would you use your new powers?
  13. If you could travel back in time, what  year would you go to?
  14. If  you could meet a celebrity, who would you like to meet?
  15. If you could choose which three objects to take with you to a desert island, what would you take?
  16. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Third Conditional

We use the thrid conditional to reconstruct imaginery situations in the past. For example, ‘what would have happened, if the Titantic hadn’t sunk?’

Third Conditional Questions

These are some example of questions made with the third conditional

  1. What university would you have chosen if you could have done absolutely anything?
  2. Would you have attended university if you have had the money?
  3. Would you have bought a brand new car if you have had enough money to do so?
  4. What would have been different about your life if you had grown up in another country?
  5. What would you have studied if you hadn’t studied ___________________?

More Information

If you want to learn more about conditional, make sure that you check these two posts:

  1. Conditinal Sentences in English
  2. Oraciones Condicionales en Inglés
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