Finding authentic opportunities to practice the Third Conditional can be difficult. Since this particular set of targets is often used to express regrets, students may be reminded of personal trauma if asked to share language-appropriate personal experiences in the social setting of the classroom. Yet being able to articulate such things beyond the learning environment remains essential.
The woulda • shoulda • coulda™ game provides a mechanism for non-threatening, meaningful practice. In the spirit of competition, gameplay provides an incentive for students to accurately use and assess the target forms while peer-correcting for additional points. In the interest of depriving rivals of scoring opportunities, gameplay further encourages players to dig deep, exhausting any given topic. As a result, output becomes more extensive than might otherwise be expected. Click to download woulda-coulda-shoulda-game.