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by Paolo Rossetti - English as an International Language of Understanding

<< Lesson 11 - Level: Intermediate >>

Topic : Instructions - Grammar: Conditional

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Hello. My name is Joe and I'm going to give you a few simple lessons on how to make frames for your web documents. The intelligent use of frames can give your pages a cleaner look and make them easier to navigate.

Dividing a page into frames is actually quite simple.

The basic concept goes like this: Each frame is a regular, complete html document. If you wanted to divide your page into 2 side by side frames, then you would put one complete html document in the left frame and another complete html document in the right frame. In addition you need to write a third html document...

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It is an example of English used on the World Wide Web. I know nothing about this site.

EXERCISE 11.1 - Vocabulary

Please match the words on the left with the meanings on the right.

1. a frame              a. separate something into smaller pieces

2. a document           b. abstract idea; way of thinking about something

3. to be intelligent    c. give direction; move to a certain destination

4. a look               d. outside border of an object, maybe a photo or painting

5. to navigate          e. in reality; in fact; really

6. to divide            f. whole; finished; in one entire piece

7. actually             g. style; appearance

8. to be regular        h. easy; very simple

9.  to be basic         i. official paper, book, computer file that contains information, etc.

10. to be complete      j. normal; not special; common

11. a concept           k. also

12. in addition         l. smart; with a high IQ

EXERCISE 11.2 - Grammar

"If you wanted to divide your page into 2 side by side frames, then you would put one complete html document in the left frame..."

This sentence from the text shows the use of 'IF' - also called the Conditional in grammar.

All in all this is quite simple: (like making html frames ;)

1. A possible situation (maybe it will happen..)

        If it rains tomorrow, I will not go.

        IF + VERB (present) , VERB (future)

2. An impossible situation (it will not happen..)

        If I spoke every language in the world, I would be famous.

        IF + VERB (past) , WOULD + VERB (root)

3. A past situation (it already happened, I cannot change it..)

        If I had studied hard, I would have passed the test.

        IF + VERB (past perfect) , WOULD + VERB (present perfect)

Please fill in the blanks.

1. If I ...... more money, I ...... travel around the world.

2. If you forget to call me, I ...... be very angry.

3. We ...... like to place an order, if the price ...... lower.

4. If you ...... to my advice, then you ...... already solved the problem.

5. If the products ...... damaged during shipment, we ...... not be responsible for replacements.

EXERCISE 11.3 - Reading Comprehension

Please read the text and choose the correct answers.

1.  What is the purpose of this text?
        (to teach, to give information, to support)

2.  Who is Joe?
        (Paolo's friend, a teacher, the owner of the website)

3.  Why are frames useful in HTML script?
        (they open windows, they divide the documents, they make navigating easier)

4.  How many HTML documents are needed to run 3 frames?
       (2, 3, 4)

END of Lesson Text

Hope you enjoyed it! Every week the level will be different until I can start a Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced list.

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