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Giving instructions

Choosing appropriate instructions for an activity.
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One of the classroom management skills we talked about in the previous step is giving instructions. When English language classes are conducted in English, teachers have to give instructions for activities in English even though their learners may not have a very good command of the language. This means that teachers need to use language which is natural but clear, simple and familiar to learners so that they can understand what to do.

Speech bubbles containing different classroom instructions


Look at the instructions above for a speaking activity and decide which is the most effective and why? What is wrong with the other sets of instructions? Share your ideas in the comments section below. You can find the answer by clicking here or in the ‘Downloads’ section below.

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