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If anything can go wrong, it

will

Read the Murphy laws below and tick the


ones you have experienced.
-If a subject is interesting to the teacher, then
it is boring to students.
- The teacher wont check the HW unless you
forget to do it.
-Your parents never fail to call you on your
cell phone when you forget to turn off the
ring in class.
-If you are running late to school the bus will
be, too.
- As soon as you light a cigarette at the bus
stop, the bus will arrive.
-A library book will always be checked out

-There is no such thing as a stupid question,


unless the person asking the question is
stupid.
- Your plane always takes off on time when
you are late for the flight.
- As soon as you buy that shirt you like so
much, it will go on sale.
- If your mother reminds you to take your
umbrella and you dont, it will definitely rain.
- Youll never find the object youre looking for
unless you buy a replacement for it thinking
youve lost it.
- As soon as you go to see the doctor, your
pain will go away.

Match the linking words below with their


When

1) Used to talk about the


possibility
that
sth.
might happen or be true

If

2) Used to say that sth. will


only happen if sth. else
happens; means if
not

Unless
As soon
as

3) immediately, right after


sth. happens

Please check your answers below


When4) After sth. happens
If
Unless

1) Used to talk about the


possibility that sth. might
happen or be true
2) Used to say that sth. will only
happen if sth. else happens;
means if not

As soon
3) right after sth. happens, immediately
as

We use the ___________ in if, when, as


soon as, unless clause although we are
talking about the
Examples:
______________.
- If your mother reminds you to take your
umbrella and you
present tense
dont, it will definitely rain.
future
- As soon as you
buy
that shirt you like
so much, it
present tense
will go on sale.

Fill in the blanks with if, when, unless or


as soon as and put the verbs in the
brackets into the correct form.
1) Your mothers advice __________ always
__________ (turn out) to be the best advice
she ever gave you __________ you __________
(take) it.
2) Your batteries in your camera __________
(go) dead __________ you __________(visit) a
place for the first time.
3) ___________ you __________ (be) stuck in a
traffic jam and you _________ (move) to the
fast lane it __________ (become) the slowest
lane.
4) __________ you __________ (win) the lottery,

Please check your answers below


1) Your mothers advice will always turn out
to be the best advice she ever gave you
unless you take it.
2) Your batteries in your camera will go dead
when/if you are visiting a place for the first
time.
3) When/if you are stuck in a traffic jam and
you move to the fast lane it will become
the slowest lane.
4) As soon as you win the lottery, relatives
you never heard of will appear.

Now write your own rules using each of the


linking words you have just studied once.
You can think about rules related to those
areas:
TV / radio
school
Parents and
family
transportation

technology
animals