254 – Using If Conditionals To Talk About Superstitions


For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at some superstitions that we have in the US, and the grammar that we can use to talk about them. Some grammar books call this the first conditional. The grammar pattern for the first conditional is IF, followed by a present verb, followed by a future verb.

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details:

Conditional Sentence Examples

  • If the temperature falls below 0°C, the water in the lake will freeze.
  • If it rains tomorrow, I will bring my umbrella.
  • If you come to work late, the boss will be angry.
  • I will bring my umbrella if it rains tomorrow.

Superstitions in the USA

  • If you break a mirror, you will have seven years of bad luck.
  • If you open an umbrella in the house, you’ll have bad luck.
  • You will have bad luck if you walk under a ladder.
  • You will have bad luck if a black cat crosses your path.

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