A Game for Conditionals: Conditional Chain Stories
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Ask a native English-speaker what a conditional is and you will no doubt get a very blank look in response. In the TEFL classroom, however, conditionals are a very important part of our courses as they are a common feature of the English language. This means that it is very important that our students learn to recognise and use conditionals in their English.
So here is a fun game which can be used to practise any of the conditionals, depending on the learning stage of your learners.
- Give each student a piece of paper.
- Decide which conditional structure will be used.
- Each student writes a sentence in that structure at the top of the paper.
- Then they pass it to the student on their left.
- Each student must then write a second conditional sentence which follows from the previous one. In other words, they would use the second part of the previous sentence as the first part of the next one.
- After each sentence is written, the student must fold over the piece of paper so that only one sentence is showing ie the student is only able to see the previous sentence.
- This continues being passed around until the papers return back to their original student.
- Students can then unfold their papers and read out their conditional chain stories.
For example, once you have explained the meaning and structure of the second conditional, the following chain story might be written:
If I won the lottery, I’d buy a Ferrari.
If I bought a Ferrari, I’d drive to France.
If I drove to France, I’d eat a lot of pasta.
If I ate a lot of pasta, I’d get fat.
If I got fat, I wouldn’t fit into my clothes.
What you should find is that your students end up creating very humorous stories while at the same time they have practised the conditional structure. Though conditional structures can be difficult to remember and use accurately and appropriately, doing activities like this will create opportunities for your students to utilise them and so become more comfortable with using them.
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You have the right to object to the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD processing your personal data in the following circumstances:
Personal information used for direct marketing
If we are using your personal information to send you direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time. If you exercise this right, we will stop processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. However, we may keep your information on a “suppression list” to ensure your information is not added to any marketing lists at some point in the future.
Automated decision making and profiling
- ‘Profiling’ is the automated use of personal data held on a computer to analyse or predict things that have a legal effect, or other similarly significant effects, on the individual. Examples would include economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests and location. You have the right not to be subject to a solely automated decision (that is, a decision made electronically, with no human intervention), and this may include profiling (although there is no general right to object to profiling). If you are concerned the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has made a solely automated decision about you, you can object.
- Please note, ELEARNING FUTURES LTD is allowed to carry out automated decisions with no human intervention where you have given your explicit consent to this processing (although you have the right to withdraw your consent).
- We are also permitted to make automated decisions with no human intervention in the following circumstances:
- The automated decision is necessary to enter into, or perform a contract, or complete a contract involving you and the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD.
- The automated decision is allowed under a law passed at the European Union level, or at the level of the European Union or EEA member state level (i.e., is allowed under national law). The law will provide safeguards to protect your rights and freedoms.
However, you still have a general right to object in both of the above circumstances, providing reasons why you think the processing is having a negative effect on you. If you do object, we will carefully consider your reasons, and decide whether to review the decision-making process in your specific case.
Right to data portability
- If you have provided your information to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD, you have the right to request and receive a copy of that information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
- You also have the right to ask us to send the information we hold about you to another organisation.
- There are some situations in which the right to data portability does not apply. For further information, please contact us.
Exercising your rights concerning the processing of your personal information
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights concerning the way in which we process your personal information, please contact:
Risk Management Team
ELEARNING FUTURES LTD,
21-22 Old Steine,
Email: [email protected]
Your right to complain to a national data protection regulator (data protection supervisory authority)
- If you think we have processed your personal information unfairly or unlawfully, or we have not complied with your rights under GDPR, you have the right to complain to a national data protection regulator.
- Complaints about how we process your personal information can be considered by the data protection regulator.