The Conditional Clause.                 The IF Clauses 

Subject : English Grammar


Topic : The Conditional Clause.

The IF Clauses


Class : Primary 6


Term : Third Term


Week : Week 3


Instructional Materials :

Cardboard, flashcards

Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have been taught clauses and Types of clauses in their previous classes

Behavioural Objectives :  At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to make use of the IF clauses in good sentences


Reference Materials 

  • Online Resource Materials
  • Various Textbooks on English Grammar
  • Lagos State Upper Primary Scheme of Work For Primary 6
  • Mastering English
  • Brighter Grammar for Junior Learners


Content :

Topic : Conditional sentences

(The IF clauses )


Introduction : A sentence is a group of words that makes a complete sense.


  1. I am hungry.

  2. Daddy has a blue car


A sentence may also be a single word inasmuch it makes sense


  1. Jump.

  2. Come.


A sentence must start with a capital letter and end with a period(full stop) as seen in the samples above



A sentence is a clause.


Clauses are divided into two major categories which are

  1. Main clause and

  2. Subordinate clause


Main clauses are sentences that make sense of their own and do not need other


Samples :

  1. I am happy

  2. It is good to be good



Subordinate cluses are clauses that need the main clauses to express a complete thought or sense


The IF clauses are mostly subordinate clauses because they depend on the main clauses to make sense


The IF clauses are also known as conditional clauses


The IF clauses are used to say that the action of the main clause is possible IF and only IF certain conditions are the main clauses are met.




  1. If you make a noise and you are caught, you wouldn’t be forgiven.

(the if clause = if you make a noise)


  1. I will definitely be happy if this covid lockdown is suspended

(the if clause = if this covid lockdown is suspended)


  1. If I were you, I would not have done that

(the IF clause = if I were you)


  1. If it rains, we will cancel the trip

(the IF clause = if it rains)





Write out four sentences and identify the conditional clauses in tour sentences by writing them in brackets just like the four samples above.








The topic is presented step by step


Step 1: The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2. He introduces the new topic


Step 3: The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise


Evaluation :

  1. What is a sentence?

  2. What is a clause?

  3. Explain the if clause

  4. Write out three sentences and underline the if clauses in the sentences

Conclusion :

He gives a brief note and he goes round to mark



Assignment :


Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *