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Adapting games – Truth be told with second conditionals

Great idea! - by Mike Astbury

Truth be told is a game that encourages players to be creative. It’s similar to games like Dixit, Absolute Boulderdash and Pictionarywhich create a context for players to be interesting and entertaining. We can adapt these games by slightly changing the focus and introducing a language structure. In this example I will be showing how Truth be told can be used to practice second conditionals. The cards you need to play the game can be downloaded here.

Truth be told is a simple game that can be used with a wide variety of language. I’ve chosen second conditionals as an example as they are particularly suitable for the nature of the game, which involves taking one half of a sentence and thinking of a way to complete it. The game is played in groups of 4 to 6, but I would play one round with the whole class…

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