Zero Conditional ESL Games, Activities and Worksheets

It's generally true!

ESL Zero Conditional Worksheet - Grammar Exercises: Matching, Gap-fill, Rewriting Sentences, Sentence Completion - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

In this zero conditional worksheet, students practice how to form the zero conditional tense and use it to describe facts and things that are generally true. Students begin by matching sentence halves together to make zero conditional sentences. Next, students use vocabulary from a box in its correct form to complete sentences in the zero conditional. After that, students answer whether zero conditional sentences are factually true or false. Students then move on to rewrite pairs of sentences to create sentences in the zero conditional. In the last exercise, students use their own ideas to complete zero conditional sentences, saying how they feel or what they do in the given situations.
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If Martians

ESL Zero Conditional Activity - Grammar and Speaking: Sentence Completion, Asking and Answering Questions from Prompts, Writing Sentences, Freer Practice - Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

In this imaginative zero conditional activity, students use the zero conditional to write and talk about different groups of Martians. To begin, students choose a colour for their Martians and write the colour on the worksheet. Students then complete information about their Martians by finishing zero conditional sentences, e.g. 'If they are hungry, they eat each other.' Next, in pairs, students ask their partner for the colour of their Martians and write it down. Students then take it in turns to ask zero conditional questions about their partner's Martians, e.g. 'What do orange Martians do if they are hungry?' Students write their partner's answers by completing zero conditional sentences. After that, students change partner and tell their new partner about similarities and differences between the two types of Martians on their worksheet. Students also find out if their new partner has similar answers. Afterwards, students write about the most interesting differences between the types of Martians.
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What do you do if...?

ESL Zero Conditional Board Game - Grammar and Speaking: Asking and Answering Questions from Prompts, Freer Practice - Group Work - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

In this free zero conditional board game, students ask and answer What do you do if...? questions using the zero conditional. Players take it in turns to roll the dice and move their counter along the board. When a player lands on a square, the student to their right asks them a What do you do if...? question from the prompt on the square. The player then tries to answer the question appropriately by making a zero conditional sentence. If the player forms the sentence correctly, they stay on the square. If not, the player goes back two squares. The first player to reach the finish wins the game.
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Zero Conditional Appliances

ESL Zero Conditional Activity - Grammar and Vocabulary Exercises: Labelling, Matching - Speaking: Asking and Answering Questions from Prompts, Controlled Practice - Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

In this zero conditional activity, students use the zero conditional to explain what kitchen appliances do. First, students match words to pictures of kitchen appliances. After that, students match zero conditional sentence halves about the kitchen appliances and then write the name of the appliance each sentence describes. In pairs, students then take it in turns to be someone from the 19th century and ask questions about what the kitchen appliances do. The person from the 19th century points to a picture and asks their partner 'What do you do with it?' Their partner answers using the appropriate zero conditional sentence from Exercise B. When the students have finished, they continue by asking the same question about things in the classroom and reply to their partner's questions using the zero conditional.
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Zero Conditional Guessing Game

ESL Zero Conditional Game - Grammar: Sentence Completion, Guessing, Forming Sentences from Prompts, Freer Practice - Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 35 minutes

In this zero conditional game, students complete conditional sentences and then play a guessing game based on what they wrote. To start, students write their normal reactions to the situations listed on the worksheet by completing zero conditional sentences. In pairs, students then take it in turns to read only the part they have written in each sentence. Their partner has three chances to guess which sentence the words came from. If their partner guesses right the first time, they score three points. If their guess is wrong, they try again for two points and then for one point. The student with the highest score at the end of the game wins.
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Zero Conditional Quiz

ESL Zero Conditional Activity - Grammar and Speaking: Gap-fill, Making Statements, True or False, Controlled Practice - Pair Work - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 25 minutes

In this fun zero conditional activity, students complete true or false statements with the zero conditional and then take part in a quiz to see who can correctly guess which statements are true and which are false. In two groups, students complete true or false zero conditional statements with verbs from a box in their correct form. Next, students pair up with someone from the other group. Students then take turns reading the true or false statements to their partner who guesses if each one is true or false. For each correct answer their partner gives, the student puts a tick in the space provided. The student with the most correct answers at the end of the quiz wins.
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