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Giving Instructions

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Hi there!

During this lesson we're going to learn how to give instructions, and also how to understand instructions

So let's begin with some different useful instructions. Try and do these actions together with me.

First of all, go and get a small book, then come back here and hold it in your hand.

Now turn around.

Turn around clockwise, and turn around anticlockwise, or counter clockwise in American English.

Turn around 90 degrees to your right.

Then turn around 180 degrees to your left.

No take one step forwards.

Go back a bit.

Go back a bit more.

Then turn around and face me.

Now take a step Sideways to your right.

And another one.

And one more.

Walk forwards until I tell you to stop.

Walk backwards until I say "stop".

Extend your arms out in front of you.

Then raise your arms up into the air.

Now, lower your arms back down and relax.

Next hold your hands behind your back.

Then Bend over and touch the floor with both of your hands.

Then kneel down on the floor.

Now Stand back up.

Kneel back down, and then stand back up again.

Now look Upwards.

Then look Downwards.

And then look sideways to your left, and then to your right.

Put the book that your holding, down onto the floor.

And then pick it back up again.

Note that you can say pick up the book or pick the book up, and also put down the book or put the book down.

When you say: Pick up the book, you give more importance to the action which is "pick up".

And when you say: Pick the book up, you give more importance to the object which is the book.

Next hold the book above your head. Above means that something is higher than another object or person, but there is no physical contact involved.

Now hold the book below your left hand. Below means that something is lower than another object or person, and once again there is no physical contact involved.

Next put the book on top of your head.

And then hold the book against the left-hand side of your face.

Now take 2 steps forwards.

And take 3 small steps sideways to your right.

Then sit down on the floor.

And stand back up again.

Now Drop the book down onto the floor.

And step over it.

Now jump up into the air.

And then hop up and down, on your right leg three times.

Then turn around 180 degrees and bend down towards the floor to pick up the book.

Now put the book back in the same place where you found it and then come back here to practise this exercise again with some new friends on GoSpeakEnglish!

And that's the end of this lesson!

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Thanks, and I hope to see you again soon!

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