Grammar 5-4 | Intermediate | CEFR B2

Subordinating Conjunctions - Conditions

Using subordinating conjunctions (if, unless, as long as) with conditions.

Conversation #1
A: Are you coming to the party?
B: Yes, I'm going unless I get stuck at work.
A: Really! You might have to work late.
B: Maybe, but I'll call you if I can't make it.
A: Well, I really hope you can make it.
B: Me too! As long as we don't get too busy, I should make it though.

Conversation #2
A: Yes, Mr Smith, you want to see me.
B: Yes, We need to talk about your grades. I'm worried that you won't pass the class unless you start doing better on your assignments.
A: Well, if I get an A on the test can I pass the class.
B: Yes, I think so, as long as you also do all your homework.
A: OK. I'll make sure I do better, and I'll study hard to the next exam.
B: I hope so, because if you don't, you'll have to take the class again.
A: Right!

Conversation #3
A: Can I use the conference room tomorrow?
B: Sure, as long as it is not booked.
A: What should I do if it is?
B: If it's book you can use the lecture hall.
A:Oh, that is too big I think.
B: Well, the conference room might be free. I'll check and let you know if it is. If it isn't what should I do?
A: If it's booked then I will wail until it is free. The lecture hall is too big.
B: OK, I'll get back to you soon.
A: Great. Thanks

Conversation #4
A: Are we still playing soccer tomorrow?
B: Yes, I hope so. We'll play as long as the weather's nice.
A: Will we play if it rains?
B: If the rain is not too heavy, we will play.
A: OK, and if it is?
B: If it is,I'll check with the others and let you know if we cancel the game.
A: Sounds good. Thanks.

Subordinating Conjuntions (3)

Learn about subordinating conjunctions for conditions (if, unless, as long as) with this printable grammar lesson.

Answer the following questions about the interview.