English for Speakers of Other Languages

2. Give & Follow Directions & Sequence

Level: Beginner/Early Intermediate

Corresponding State Language Forms

None

At the end of this language function, students will be able to...

  • Give simple directions
  • Give commands that express location
  • Use transitional words that sequence events

Sample Language Patterns:

Imperative form:
  • Open the door.
  • Stand up.
  • Walk.
  • Read your homework.
Preposition + Article + Noun:
  • On the floor.
  • Under the table.
  • In your seat.
  • In the backpack.
  • Up the stairs.
Imperative verb + preposition + article + noun
  • Put the pencil in the desk.
  • Walk through the gym.
  • Pick up your pencil.
  • Write your name on the board.
  • Give it to her.
  • Smile at her.
Transitional words that imply sequence
  • First, second, third…
  • Now…
  • Next…
  • Then…
  • Finally…