: First Conditional Revision
: Idioms and phrasal verbs Notes:
*The First Conditional:
If + Present Simple + will or will + if + Present Simple, i.e.
If we miss the train, we'll take a taxi.
I'll go to the beach, if it's warm enough.
*The if-event in a First Conditional sentence is usually likely to happen.
In speech ‘will' is usually contracted, i.e. I will = I'll, she will = she'll, etc.
- (Phrasal verb) to visit someone, i.e.
I need / give me a hand
- Come over tonight for coffee.
- My parents are coming over later.
- help me, i.e.
(to) get down to something
- I need a hand with my luggage.
- Can you give me a hand doing the shopping today?
- (Phrasal Verb) to do a task, (often when it has been neglected
for a while) i.e.
to be in trouble
- I must get down to cleaning the car.
- I must get down to writing 'Thank You' cards for my birthday presents.
- to be criticised or punished for something, i.e.
it's a deal
- She's late again. She'll be in trouble now.
- I'm in trouble: I criticized my boss in an email and someone sent it to her.
- (informal) to agree about something, i.e.- If I help you write those emails will you lend me ten pounds?
- Okay, it's a deal.