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## Session 2

When a baby is on the way, everyone has a lot of advice. We listen to some friends advising a mother to be, and then hear her making some plans for the coming months.

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## Activity 1

### If I get tired, I'll have a nap

Sue is in the family way! She is expecting a baby - it's due in November. Her friends have a lot of advice for her and husband Harry. Listen. Do you think the advice is good or bad?

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Pete
If you drink eight glasses of water a day, you'll get fewer headaches.

Lucy
Your circulation will be better if you lie on your back and put your feet in the air.

Pete
If Harry sings songs to your bump, your baby will get used to his voice.

Lucy
If you pack a bag in advance, you'll be ready to go to the hospital when you go into labour.

Pete
The baby will be bilingual if you and Harry speak to it in two different languages.

### if + will

All the advice uses the first conditional: if + will. We use the first conditional to talk about possible future situations (or 'conditions') and their results. The person giving the advice doesn't know whether or not Sue will do these things.

A conditional sentence usually has two parts: the if part and the result (main) part. For the first conditional we use the present simple in the if part, and will + infinitive (without to) in the main part.

The two parts can be in any order. When the 'if' part comes first, we put a comma between the if and the main part. We don't use a comma when the main part comes first.

If I feel tired, I'll have a nap.

I'll have a nap if I feel tired.

It isn't certain that I'll feel tired.

Negative
If we don’t hurry, we’ll miss the train.

They won’t go to the beach if it isn’t sunny.

Question
If you get home early, what will you do?

How will he feel if he doesn’t get the job?

## Matching game

5 Questions

Match the two halves of the first conditional sentences.

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## Matching game

5 Questions

Match the two halves of the first conditional sentences.

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Excellent! Great job! Bad luck! You scored:
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### Next

How did you get on? Hopefully you can now use present conditional sentences to future possible situations and give advice. In the next activity you will see how to talk about certain future situations.

## Session Grammar

• We use the first conditional to talk about possible future situations and their results.

We make the first conditional with
if + present simple with will + infinitive.

The two parts of the sentence can be in any order.

If I feel tired, I'll have a nap.

I'll have a nap if I feel tired. isn't certain that I'll feel tired.

Negative
If we don’t hurry, we’ll miss the train.

They won’t go to the beach if it isn’t sunny.

Question
If you get home early, what will you do?

How will he feel if he doesn’t get the job?

## Session Vocabulary

• in the family way
(informal) pregnant

expecting
(here) waiting for a baby to be born

due
(here) expected to give birth

circulation
movement of blood through the body

bump
(here) large belly containing the baby

bilingual
able to speak two languages fluently

go into labour
start giving birth

nap
little sleep