First Conditional

First Conditional

Target Structure: First Conditional

Lesson Topic: Superstitions

Duration: 1 hour – 1.5 hours

You will have bad luck if a black cat crosses your path. If you walk under a ladder, something will fall on your head. Let’s use these superstitions to teach our students to use the first conditional. In this lesson, students will learn the origins of some common superstitions around the world, then they will take a look at some other concepts like The Butterfly Effect and Murphy’s Law.

This lesson is in the following categories: Conditionals, Grammar Classes

Target Structure

First Conditional

  • If a black cat crosses your path, you will have bad luck.
  • If you swallow an apple seed, a tree will grow from your stomach.


Superstition vocabulary

  • to prevent
  • afraid
  • to pass away
  • to transform
  • resource
  • lost
  • dangerous
  • to continue
  • to disguise
  • to create
  • myth
  • deadly


  • Superstitions (Warm up conversation)
  • Match the Superstitions (Grammar introduction and practice)
  • Origin Stories (Vocabulary and reading)
  • Writing
  • The Butterfly Effect (grammar practice)
  • Murphy’s Law (Speaking and grammar practice)
  • Extra Activity