English Questions To Practise The Conditional Tense

ENGLISH CONDITIONAL TENSE

What is the conditional tense? And when do we use it?

The conditional tense is used to talk about hypothetical situation. We use it to talk about what we would do in a certain situation, what we wish we could do, what might have happened and what we could do. We often use if with the conditional tense, for example, if X happens then X will happen.

How you can practise these questions

Of course you could read the questions and answer them yourself, but what fun would that be? The way I would recommend practising the conditional tense with these questions is to find a language partner and take it in turns asking each other questions. If you’re not sure how to find a language partner then you can read our handy guide here on how to find a language partner.

Questions to practise the conditional tense in English

Make sure you answer why to these questions as well to maximise your speaking practise, and make sure you answer in the conditional and don’t just give a one word answer. Remember, you’re only cheating yourself if you don’t practise properly now.

Fantasy questions

  • If you could live in any country where would you live?
  • If you could do any job what would you do?
  • If you could be an animal which animal would you be?
  • If you could live in any period of time when would you live?
  • If you could have any super power what would you have?
  • If you could speak one language which one would you speak?
  • If you were a man/woman for the day what would you do?
  • If you could meet any famous person who would you want to meet?
  • If you could save a person from Game of Thrones who would you save?
  • If you could be someone else for one day who would you be?

Hypothetical situations

  • What would you do if you found your husband/wife in bed with someone else?
  • What would you do if you got home and realised you didn’t have your keys?
  • What would you do if your mother stole from you?
  • What would you do if you forgot your partner’s birthday?
  • What would you do if your partner forgot your birthday?
  • What would you do if your brother was kidnapped?
  • What would you do if someone stole your identity?
  • What would you do if you got home and there was a bear in the living room?
  • What would you save in a fire?
  • What would you do if you woke up one day and couldn’t speak?

How questions

  • How would you get rid of a wasps nest?
  • How would you trap a monkey?
  • How would you rob a bank?
  • How would you climb a mountain?
  • How would you train for a marathon?
  • How would you kill a bear?
  • How would you design a rocket shape?
  • How would you make ice cream?
  • How would you react if your partner bought you a puppy?
  • How would you steal a car?
  • How would you steal someone’s identity?
  • How would you survive in the wilderness?

Either or questions

  • Would you prefer to be a cat or a dog?
  • Would you prefer to live in a hot country or a cold country?
  • Would you prefer to live in the mountains or on the beach?
  • Would you prefer to live in Asia or in Europe?
  • Would you prefer to be a man or a woman?
  • Would you prefer to have a dragon or a unicorn?
  • Would you prefer to visit Mars or the Moon?
  • Would you prefer to marry Marilyn Monroe or Jennifer Lawrence?
  • Would you prefer to be able to breath under water or to fly?
  • Would you rather meet the Queen of England or King of Spain?

Conditional with will

  • What will you do if it rains tomorrow?
  • What will you do if you fail your exams?
  • What will you do if you don’t get better?
  • What will you do if you don’t graduate from University?
  • What will you do if you get fired from your job?
  • What will you do if you don’t get home in time for dinner?

Final thoughts

We hope you’ve found our questions to practise the conditional tense in English useful. If you have any other questions that you think could be useful for other learners then please let us know in the comments below.

The conditional tense is a tricky tense but it’s one that will make your English much more advanced and fluent if you can master it. Sometimes practising the conditional tense can be a bit repetitive as you’re saying ‘I would’ over and over again, but by practising it and mastering it you’re moving one step closer to fluency.

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