IF or WHEN
Japanese grammar worksheets, lesson plans, games and useful links for expressing if - tara, eba, to. たら、えば、もし. と
Games in class
If I were…chain Adapted from www.eslcafe.com
The teacher writes on the board the beginning of a conditional sentence, i.e.「お金がたくさんあれば、…」 , so the first student has to finish it. Then, the next classmate has to begin a new sentence using the last part of his/her mate sentence. For example, if the first pupil said: 「お金がたくさんあれば、ロンドンに行くでしょう。」then the second one has to start by saying:「ロンドンに行けば、… 」 Students link one sentence with another, making any necessary changes.
If I were…erase F Mirtasari
Write down several interesting nouns on the whiteboard (the same as number of students), such as そうりだいじん、さる、くるま、ひこうき、りんご、か、etc. Then, Ss make sentences using one of the words. Eg. もし、ひこうきだったら、アメリカにとびます。 After that, erase the word so the other students can’t use that word again. Once all the words are erased get Ss to write down as many sentences as they can remember.
'Ba' conditional form
PowerPoint introducing how to create the 'ba' form the conditional form expressing "if" (positive form only). Includes some simple translation exercises.
Donated by A Kendall
To - if, when, whenever
PowerPoint introducing the joining word と 'to' to mean if, when or whenever due to natural consequences or habitual events.
Donated by J Ware.
Ba, tara (if/when)