Longer storytelling phrases card games

 

a

little

while later

after it was

all

over

after a

fair/ little

while

as

he/ I/ she had

expected/ predicted/ promised

at

exactly/ just

that moment/ the same time

by

total

coincidence

by a stroke of

good

fortune/ luck

despite my

initial

doubts/ misgivings

for

just

a moment/ a second

had

already/ just/ nearly

finished/ started

he

really

wished he hadn’t…

in

actual

fact

in the

very

next moment

it wasn’t

at all

what I had expected

just in

the nick of

time

looking back

on it

now

once, when I was a

young

child

one day

near the beginning of

 

last year

to his

complete

surprise

was/ were

just

about to… when…

without

any

warning

without

me

noticing/ realizing

Teacher’s instructions

Cut up one pack of cards per group of two to four students, with the middle ones (in bold) in a separate pack. Students try to match up the beginnings and endings to make basic phrases, then add the ones in bold to the middle to help check and expand on their answers. After checking their answers, they can test each other in pairs and then try to use the phrases on the cards in communication. 

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