Late for school - If I were you, I would....
I added another slide right before the ending as it wasn't landing well. I hope this version sets it up better. I make the students say "If I were you, I would run!"
Some links were broken. New version with no train accident and rehashed version of Beverbin's version where the student drives the train! Rereuploaded
Our protagonist (I ask the class to name him at the beginning of the activity) is late waking up and must get to school in 20 minutes. Will he make it? Will there be an adventure on the way? I certainly hope so...
I suggest a run through as there are some loud sound effects and to get to know which slides auto advance. The helicopter one is set to advance after the sound effect finishes. Be patient, it will go.
-On the board I write "If I were you, I would...." and "20 minutes to get to school" in a box.
-On each slide two options will appear.
-Ask the students to read the sentence on the board + their preferred choice in the PowerPoint. For example "If I were you, I would... eat breakfast".
-ALT and JTE judge which was the more popular choice then click on that box to advance the story. Maybe get them to repeat if it wasn't clear or put it to a vote, but I prefer it to be a loudest wins.
-Erase and rewrite how many minutes left on the board after each step.
Simple and fun. The first option will decide if the protagonist will do the adventure in his underwear or not! I don't think it is actually possible to run out of time, but that isn't really important anymore when you get to the end. You can run through the whole thing twice if it goes too quickly (and they get dressed on the first run through!). Also, I erase "If I were you, I would..." from the board after the first two or three sentences.
I really wanted to spend more time on this one and add more scenarios but, you know, time can be tough. I hope I can add to it for next year. Suggestions of possible events in the comments appreciated! I would love for our hero to meet his love interest in his underpants...
Have a great day and I hope your students have fun with this activity!