Unit 6


Giving Command





 “Everybody, please  check your work”



Practice the conversation!


Mrs. Susan   : Everybody, please check your work.

           Tina   : Excuse me, Madam.

Mrs. Susan   : What’s up Tina?      

           Tina   : Do we have to crosscheck our work?   

Mrs. Susan   : Okay, check your work with your friend behind you.   

                        Have you?

    Students   : Yes, we have.

Mrs. Susan   : Tina, do number 1 on the board, please.

           Tina   : Okay Madam.… I’ll try.

Mrs. Susan   : Good. Any one else wants to try to answer number 2?

          Ratna   : Yes, Madam. May I try to answer number 2 on the board?

Mrs. Susan   : Sure! Go to the front!




Here are some optional expressions based on the conversation above.


1    Check your work

Prepare your work

Correct your work

Check your work with your friend

Exchange your work with your partner.



2    What’s up?

What’s the matter?

What’s going on?


3    Do we have to crosscheck our work?

Do we have to exchange our work?

Should we check it with our friends.


4    Check your work with your friends behind you!

Check your work with your friend beside you!

Check your work yourself!



Here are some more language expressions we can use in the classroom!


Checking students’ work

Check your work!

Prepare your work!

Correct your work!

Put your work on my desk!

Collect your work and I’ll check it!

Crosscheck your work with your friend!

Commanding and requesting

Open the window!
Close your books!
(Don't) write this down!
Don't look at the answer key!
Come on, everybody!
Hurry up!



First of all, today, ...

Right. Now we will go on to the next exercise.

Whose turn is it to read?

Which question are you on?

Next one, please.

Let me explain what I want you to do next.

Your time is up.



Making Questions

Any questions?

Do you have any questions?

Now I’m going to ask you some questions.

Who knows the answer?

Raise your hand!

Please raise your hand if you don’t understand!

Try to answer by yourself!  


Working on the board

Everyone look at the board, please!

Tina, come to the board, please!

Write your answer on the board, please!

Draw a picture of circle on the board, please!

Thank you. Go back to your seat, please!

Say it again!

Everyone, repeat after me!

Tina, repeat once again!

Copy these notes into your books!

Put up your hand if you don’t understand!


Activities in class

Listen and pay attention to me!

Everyone, repeat after me!

Girls,  pay attention to me!

Boys, keep silent and pay attention.

Tom, stop talking and pay attention.

Take out your pens!

Take out your pencils!

Take out your rulers!

Rule a line under the core words, please!

I want you to do exercise 6.

Answer the questions on page 8!

Learner            ‘Please, will you repeat that?’

Teacher            ‘Yes, certainly.’

Do you understand what to do?

Don’t start yet!

You can start now.

Put your hand up if you  haven’t finished yet!


D   LANGUAGE FOCUS: Command/ Imperative


1.   The simplest form of commanding is the imperative:

            Open the window

            Close your books

2.   The corresponding negative form (prohibiting):

            Don’t write this down

            Don’t look at the answers


3.   The imperative can be personalized:

            Alison, you try number 2

            You boys, listen now

            Answer it, somebody

            Come on, everybody


4.   The negative imperative can also be personalized:

            Don’t you help him, Mark

            Don’t you talk, you two girls

            Don’t anybody move


5.   An emphatic form of the imperative exists which expresses annoyance or frustration:

            Do be quiet now

            Do try to hurry up

            Just sit down and be quiet

            Just put that book away



6.   The verb want, like, expect , and prefer can also introduce commands.


I want

I would like

I (would) prefer

I expect

you to

finish this off at home

try exercise 24A

use your own words

prepare down to page 35


Featured Articles:




Unit 1       Starting the Lesson

Unit 2       Drawing Students’ Attention

Unit 3       Checking Students’ Understanding

Unit 4       Asking to the Board

Unit 5       Giving Homework

Unit 6       Giving Command

Unit 7       Concluding the Lesson

Unit 8       Making Questions

Unit 9        Asking and Giving Opinions

Unit 10    Checking Homework

Unit 11    Clarifying Students’ Comment

Unit 12    Saying Goodbye

Appendix    Language Functions



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