First & Second Conditionals – English Grammar Exercise

The first and second conditionals can both be used to describe possible situations.  The first conditional is used for something that is possible, and could actually happen. But the second conditional is used for something that is possible, and will almost certainly not happen.

Here is a reminder for how to form the first and second conditionals:

I Conditional

If it rains tomorrow, I will bring my umbrella.

If + present tense + will + verb

II Conditional

If I had a million dollars, I would buy an expensive car.

If + past + would + verb

Try these exercises to practice first and second conditionals!

I & II Conditionals - I

Choose the correct verb to complete the sentence.

I & II Conditionals - II

Write the missing verb to complete the sentence.

Learn English with the News – Liverpool Loses UNESCO World Heritage Status

The prestigious status of UNESCO World Heritage Status has been revoked for the city of Liverpool, a likely devastating decision for the city’s tourism. The city’s innovative and modern vision towards the future has been the prime factor for losing the title, however some citizens are suspicious about what has happened, and would prefer a reevaluation.

Watch the video and then do the accompanying English language exercises.

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored.

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

Adapted from this article.

Now that you’ve had a listen, let’s put your knowledge to the test with some of our vocabulary and comprehension exercises:

Liverpool Loses UNESCO World Heritage Status | Definition Match

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Liverpool Loses UNESCO World Heritage Status | Fill in the Blank

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

Liverpool Loses UNESCO World Heritage Status | True or False

Indicate which sentences are true and which ones are false.

Full Text:

Liverpool, a port city in northwest England, has lost its UNESCO World Heritage status. A global committee decided that new developments in the city have taken a significant toll on the city’s history. Many people know that Liverpool is famous for the Beatles and its two world-renowned football teams.
It was first added to the World Heritage list in 2004. This status is awarded to major tourist destinations, like Machu Picchu in Peru, the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt and the Acropolis in Greece.
The UNESCO committee said that new developments like Liverpool Waters and new football stadium were “detrimental to the site’s authenticity and integrity.”
The local population is concerned because the project is important for creating new jobs.
Joanne Anderson, mayor of Liverpool, says that she is “hugely disappointed and concerned.” The mayor claims that UNESCO has not fully evaluated the city in a decade. She remains committed to maintaining and improving the city’s buildings.
UNESCO says that being removed from the World Heritage List is a loss for the international community and shared values of the World Heritage Convention.

Past Continuous – English Grammar Exercise

Past continuous is formed with the verb “to be” + gerund (ing). Here is an example with the verb “to eat

Past continuous can be used to talk about events in the past in these situations:

  • To show an event that started in the past and was still happening after another event began

She was baking a cake when the phone rang.

  • To show something that continued over some time

They were shouting.

  • To explain something that happened repeatedly in the past

They were playing football every week, three times a week.

Try the exercise below and fill in the blanks with the past continuous!

Ex: He was walking (walk) in the park when it started to rain.

Past Continuous

Fill in the blanks with the past continuous.

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