Upper Intermediate Level >> Speaking and Conversation Materials/Discussion Starters >> Students identify famous quotations that past and present figures might have said. To practice 'if only' and 'wish' and can lead onto general third conditional work.
I wish I hadn't cut off my ear.
If only I'd married Camilla.
I wish I hadn't invaded Russia.
If only I hadn't eaten that apple.
I wish I hadn't trusted Brutus.
If only I hadn't gone to Dallas.
I wish I'd seen that iceberg.
I wish I hadn't taken that penalty.
If only I'd stayed in Sardinia and hadn't gone to Paris.
If only I hadn't flown so close to the sun.