Take the given conditional sentences exercise and check your preparation level.
DIRECTIONS for questions 1-9: Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word.
- It’s been raining ________lunch time.
- Tom’s father has been doing the same job ______________20 years.
- Have you ever been learning English _______________a long time?
- Sarah has lived in London_____________1985.
- ________________Christmas, the weather has been quite good.
- please hurry up! We’ve been waiting ______________an hour.
- Kevin has been looking for a job _____________he left school.
- The house is very dirty. We haven’t cleaned it ______________ages.
- I haven’t had a good meal ______________last Tuesday.
Examples of conditional sentences using 'when' or 'if':
When I get home this evening. I’m going to have a shower.
If I’m late this evening, don’t wait for me. (not ‘When I’m late’)
We’re going to play tennis if it doesn’t rain. (not ‘when it doesn’t rain’)
Directions for questions 10-17: Put 'if' or 'when'
- ______________I’m late this evening, don’t wait for me.
- I’m going to do some shopping now. _____________ I come back, we can have lunch.
- I’m thinking of going to see Tim. ______ I go, will you come with me?
- ____________you don’t want to go out tonight, we can stay at home.
- Do you mind ______ I close the window?
- John is still at school. _____ he leaves school, he wants to go to university.
- Shall we have a picnic tomorrow _______the weather is good?
- We’re going to Madrid next week. We haven’t got anywhere to stay- we hope to find a hotel _____________ we arrive. I don’t know what we’ll do _______________ we don’t find anywhere.