English Phraseology: Giving Instructions-A2

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Here are a few phrases you can use to give instructions. When we give instructions, we usually list the actions that need to be done. The following expressions can be used to list an agenda for a presentation, to assign tasks, to give a recipe, to present guidelines & also to give steps for technical assistance.

  • First off,…
  • Second,…
  • After that,…
  • Next,…
  • Then,…
  • Finally,…

When giving instructions, we often add extra information just to make sure the person performing the task has all the necessary details.

  • Don’t forget to…
  • Make sure you…
  • Remember to…
  • Be careful about…

Fluency Practice:

Listen to the podcast and repeat after the speaker. Concentrate on articulating at first. Then, listen for the natural pauses in the sentence and repeat.

[audio http://audioboo.fm/boos/1182402-english-phraseology-giving-instructions-a2.mp3]

Classroom Tip:

Use these sentences in role-plays with your classmates or your teacher. Set the scene, plan a short dialogue & use the expressions in context. Here are a few ideas to inspire you. Give our your favorite recipe. Explain how to change a tire. Describe your family tree. Present the agenda to a presentation you’ve recently made.

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