Change the time (verb tense) in the following sentence; replace any time clue words as necessary.
I am on my way to a party for my sister’s birthday. I have to drive across town, so I am allowing myself forty minutes for that, but I hear on the radio that there is an accident on the freeway that may delay me. I have my cell phone with me, so I can phone to tell her about the situation.
Note that there is more than one way to do this, and each student should choose a different time frame with different time clues.