If I were X I would Y Card game
PG Cards Against Humanity style game to practice the phrase "If I were ~, I would ~". Students choose possible sentence endings and the funniest answer wins a point.
Submitted by AsakawaSune
December 6, 2022
Estimated time: 20-30 min
Explanation PowerPoint attached. Card content example [If I were (a bird)] [I would eat fried chicken.]
Students form groups of 4-5 people (6 is possible but limits the answer pool), and draw four white cards each.
The students then do rock paper scissors and the winner is the first judge (card czar).
The judge then takes a card from the deck sentence starters, and the other students choose one card from their hand that they think gives the most entertaining answer and say the sentence aloud.
The judge then chooses which answer they liked the best, and that student gets one point, and the sentence starter card to keep track of points. The students who answered then discard the card they just used and draw a new card to maintain a hand of four cards.
The person to the right of the judge then becomes the new judge, drawing another sentence starter card, and the others contributing answers.
The person with the most points wins.
I recommend printing the sentence starter and ending cards in different colours. There is a lot of cutting to make the decks, and printing on hard paper is better, but I printed the starter cards on normal coloured paper and it worked fine.
Some examples use could and should as well, but they can be edited in the word file. Pgs 1-2 are starter cards, 3-6 are ending cards.
PRINT TO PDF before printing or risk the font changing at the printer for reasons I don't understand.
Sorry for the long explanation, hope your kids enjoy this, it got mine laughing and practicing the grammar point.
UPDATE: At my JTE's request I made a new set of starter cards using various past tense verbs instead of were, like [If I had a car,] [I would ~]. I also made 18 more ending cards to keep things interesting. They are now alongside the other files.
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