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The Phrases Used by Teachers In Classroom

PHRASE MEANING
okey let's get started to make them ready to+C109 start the lesson.
1. To bring to a conclusion; settle finally or successfully: wrap up a bu
let's wrap it up deal.
2. To summarize; recapitulate.
would you mind? it is a polite way to want her/him to be quiet.

If you do not cut it out ! If you don't stop doing it now! (as a last warning)
When a student postpones her/his job or she/he does not response
you are supposed pleaseto........
stop procrastinating request.
It is used to explain the students' responsibilities and your expectation
You are not supposed (you are supposed to do your homework.
You are not supposed to be late to my lessons
to ............
a twenty minute break not twenty minutes
listen up ! to make them be quiet and listen to you.

please get to the point please end your story quickly

Ultimately what can I do to help you? After all, what can I do to help you?

stop going wordstop risingwith


for ward yourme. voice!
When a student does not listen to your advises and answers back
Stop going word for ward!! (harder negative, you can use this phrase.
thanwe
are first)
set Are you ready to continue

I want your undivided attention.


Core subjects areas: English, Math, Science, Social
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Students Tutorials December) "The department does most of its teaching in tutorial
cap cap! be hurry

partner up please! find your partner

tap him! tap on his shoulder to get his attention.

sit up please! sit in an upright position

cut it out ! Stop right now! (it is not polite; mostly one student say to other on

get her attention! more polite than " tap her! "
3 ring binder the types of notebooks which the students use
spiraltalking
notebook (and they had better use black pe
if I were you I would stop right now. When you become angry with a student because of his too much ma
I really would. noise, you can use this phrase
You know what ?!! it is used to stop a student who misbehaves.

read it for comprehension! read it for understanding

report card regular report of a student (sent by a school to the student's paren

chalkboard or board not blackboard (The board may not be black)

"I dismiss the class not the bell or not the students The bell system is for the teacher.

Hall pass procedure


Can you elaborate on that please explain a bit more (add more information please)

at risk student the student who is in danger to fail

Hold your thought = Hold your point When you interrupt one's speaking.
There is a lot of commotion right now. when a lot of things are going on at the same time in class.
There is a lot of commotion in here.
This is my policy these are my rules which is written in my syllabus

I appreciate your concern = I hear your point.


I don't want to give the impression that life in the
school is very difficult.
We are starting from scratch starting very beginning
"How can I assist you in turning your homework?" ( assist : to aid, help )
Class Rules (Middle school)
"We are doing this Class Guidelines
because (High
we want ourschool)
class to run
smoothly."
" You are ruining the class" destroy
"I am going to give a quiz on the spot" "and To warn them: "If you ...... I am going to give you a quiz immediately
will do it definitely, I am not joking, I am very serious."
"Keep your Ihands,
mean this"
your "and
feed, this
and Iyour
mean"belongings to when a lot of things are going on at the same time in class.
yourself."
"sit up straight please !"
"I don't think so" When a student behave strangely
"I need for you to step outside and stand by the door When you want to make a student went out the class.
"Do you want me to right let you back to the class or call
now!"
your parent !" "If I and then go near him or her and say these
let you back to"Iclass, what will you do!"
am short" When the amount sheets you hand out are not enough for the numb
students.
"Please take out your books." "Please open your books."
"Wait, please rephrase again."
"You may want to rephrase that."
"for instance" "for example"

"first of all"
"Do not speak to me in that tone!" First warning
"If I were "You
you, Imay
wouldwant to change
change your tone!"
my tone!" "If second warning
"I have asked I were
youyou, I would your
to change stop tone
talking!"
twice and you Third and the last warning (The hardest one)
haven't. I suggest you stop talking right now!"
"Go have a seat !" strict way of saying "Sit down your seat"

"You and I are going to have a talk in the hallway."


What is the difference between the words "true" and
"correct"
"Write them in your notebook."
Say "Again please!" or "Excuse me!"
not "What?"
Say "Are we ready?" not "Are you ready?"
Instead of "Who can remind me?"
Use "recall me."
"One by one please" or "One at a time please" When many students begin to interject

"Don't wary about it. It is very easy to learn."


"I draw a blank in class from time to time." When you can't remember that word.
When you can't remember a word say this idiom, then the students w
"I am drawing a blank." you to remember it.
Instead of "Just wait !"
Use "In a moment"
"That is one way to thing about it." When a student makes an off the wall comment.
Instead of "please listen to me !" If you say "please listen to me" it seems as if begging
"You should not walk Usein"Please listen !"with
the classroom beverage :Any one of various liquids for drinking, usually excluding wa
beverages If you say drinks = a
"There is to be no eating or or food." in the computer
drinking "You are not to eat nor drink in the computer lab."
lab."
"You are making a spectacle of yourself." "you are making a foolish behavior yourself."

"Everyone sit up please !" It is used because of lack of interest (When they lose their attentio
Instead of "anybody, somebody"
Use "anyone, someone"
"Welcome to math. Class "
Say "That is an example for math."
"Comment on it." or Instead of "Like that"
"Complement it" (more positive)
"Who can explain why this happened ?" To get their comments about something.

"We"Today we're on
are working going
it." to talk (discuss) about ... "
"It is looking a little thin/sparse" "I am Don't say "I could not do it." or "I forgot it."
When people are missing.
working on it." If you say "where is everyone" there
great confusion.
You may ask in order to test them.
"Where did we leave off ? " But never ask in the class "What was the last thing?"
"I was just testing you if you pay your attention" When you make a mistake in class.

"Please stay on the subject/issue" When you are giving a warningto leap the conclusion
"If I were you I would stop talking."
"If I were you .................." "If I were you I would start turning in
"Okay everyone turn in your homework." homework"
Instead of "Can you repeat it?"
say "Can you rephrase it?"
"luck out" I is said for the student who is late to class.

drop out to quit school

"afraid not"
"anything else"
"Are you ready to order"
"As far as I know." or
"To my best knowledge."
"Beats me" "I don't know"

"Be my guest" "Please do what you like"

"Better get going" "It is better I leave"

"I got to go" "I have to go"

"Bite your tongue"


"Break it up" or
"Stop fighting"
"Can you hold?" "Can or you excuse us please"
"Hold on a
"Let me put second please"
your son on the phone"
"Who is this?" or
"Who is calling?"
"Is this the principal?"
"Care for another?"
"catch me latter"
"I'll catch you latter"
"Cheer up!"
"Coming through" or
"Let me pass through"
"Stop acting that way!"
"Can I give you a lift?" or
"Can I give you a ride?"
"Where is your ride?"

"Can I have a word with you?"


"Can I take a message?"
"Where do you want me to drop you off"
"Cut it out please !" or
"Knock it off!"
"Can I leave a message for him?"
"Does not bother me at all."
"Does it bother you?"
"Do not disrupt the class please!"
"His constant talking interrupt my teaching."
"I will appreciate if you could move over here."
"Do I know you from somewhere?"
"Do not make me laugh."
Make me do something
"Do not push me!"
"Now you are getting on my nerve!"
"You are pushing it!"
"Do not make me say it again!"
"Do not rush me!"
"listen up please!"
"Long time no see."
"I don't
"Don't tell me see
what to you much around here."
do!"
"You can not tell me what to do !"
"I am delighted to have you in my class."
"Do we have to go through all that again?"
"We will go through all that tomorrow."
"We have beep through it before."
"Do you follow me?"
"I don't follow you."
"Are you with me?"
"Are we all on the same page?"
"In order to be successful we all should be on the
same page."
drop by = stop by
"I will drop by your house."
"I will drop by your class."
"Enough is enough!"
"I will work something out."
"I am still working on it."
"Fine with me." "Fine by me."
"If it is fine with your mum."
FYI
ASAP
aka
"From my opinion." "The way that I see."
"From my perspective."
get back to someone on something (about
something)
"Could you please get back to me on this?"
"I will get back to you."
"Give it a rest will you?"
"Give me a break."
"Give me a call." "Give me a ring."
"Give mea heller."
"Glad to have it." "Nice to have it."
"Glad to meet you." "Nice to meet you."
"Nice meeting you."
"Nice seeing you."
"Nice to have you
back."
"Gotcha!" "Got you!"

"Hang in there."
"Help yourself."
"Here we go again .... "
"Hold your horses!"
"I can live with that."
"I did not catch your name."
Put a stop to something
"I am not finished with you!"
"I am out of here!"
"Out of subject" "Out of focus"
"I am fed up with something"
"I am sick and tired of ......"
"I am so sorry to hear that."
"I am speechless!"
"You are not supposed to do......"
"It is on me." "The lunch is on me."
"I was up all night."
"I was up late last night."
"I wonder if..........."
"I want to introduce you to someone."
count on something
"Don't count on it!"
"Keep in touch"
"Keep it up!"
"Keep up the good work."
keep up with
"Keep up with me!"
"Keep trying!"
"Keep right!" "Keep left!"
"Keep quiet please!"
"Keep your mouth closed!"
"Keep your comment to yourself please."
"Let's get down to business"
"Let's shake on it."
To make someone day
"You made my day"
"My lips are sealed."
"No kidding!"
"Do not sweat it!"
"let go" "Let it go"
To get over something
"Get over it!"
"Move on with your life."
"No way!"
"pull up a chair."
"Skip it" "Skip question number 6."
"Speak up"
"Talk to you soon.''
"That is the way it goes.""See you soon.''
"That is the way it works."
"That will teach him something."
"What bring you here!"
"Watch your mouth!''
"Watch your tongue!"
"What makes you think so?"
"What is cooking?"
"What is eating you?"
"Who do you think you are?"
get away with something
"Frank got away with being late to class today."
"Are you out of your mind?"
"It is one click away on my web page."
"You understand ......... Backward and forward"
eachers In Classroom
MEANING
to make them ready to+C109 start the lesson.
1. To bring to a conclusion; settle finally or successfully: wrap up a business
deal.
2. To summarize; recapitulate.
it is a polite way to want her/him to be quiet.
If you don't stop doing it now! (as a last warning)
When a student postpones her/his job or she/he does not response your
request.
It is used to explain the students' responsibilities and your expectations
(you are supposed to do your homework.
You are not supposed to be late to my lessons.)
not twenty minutes
to make them be quiet and listen to you.
please end your story quickly
After all, what can I do to help you?

When a student does not listen to your advises and answers back in
negative, you can use this phrase.
Are you ready to continue

a lesson given by college lecturer to a small group of students ( started


December) "The department does most of its teaching in tutorials."
be hurry
find your partner
tap on his shoulder to get his attention.
sit in an upright position
Stop right now! (it is not polite; mostly one student say to other one)
more polite than " tap her! "
the types of notebooks which the students use
(and they had better use black pen)
When you become angry with a student because of his too much making
noise, you can use this phrase
it is used to stop a student who misbehaves.
read it for understanding
regular report of a student (sent by a school to the student's parents.)
not blackboard (The board may not be black)
The bell system is for the teacher.

please explain a bit more (add more information please)


the student who is in danger to fail
When you interrupt one's speaking.
when a lot of things are going on at the same time in class.
these are my rules which is written in my syllabus

starting very beginning


( assist : to aid, help )

destroy
To warn them: "If you ...... I am going to give you a quiz immediately and I
will do it definitely, I am not joking, I am very serious."
when a lot of things are going on at the same time in class.

When a student behave strangely


When you want to make a student went out the class.
and then go near him or her and say these
When the amount sheets you hand out are not enough for the numbers of
students.
"Please open your books."

"for example"

First warning
second warning
Third and the last warning (The hardest one)

strict way of saying "Sit down your seat"

When you want a student to go out the class.

Use "correct" in the classroom.


not "on your notebook"

When you could not understand or hear what someone said.

When many students begin to interject

When you can't remember that word.


When you can't remember a word say this idiom, then the students will help
you to remember it.

When a student makes an off the wall comment.


If you say "please listen to me" it seems as if begging
beverage :Any one of various liquids for drinking, usually excluding water.
If you say drinks = alcohol
"You are not to eat nor drink in the computer lab."
"you are making a foolish behavior yourself."
It is used because of lack of interest (When they lose their attention.)

It is better then to say "How are you" or "Hi"


To get their comments about something.

Don't say "I could not do it." or "I forgot it."


When people are missing.
If you say "where is everyone" there will be
great confusion.
You may ask in order to test them.
But never ask in the class "What was the last thing?"
When you make a mistake in class.

When you are giving a warningto leap the conclusion


"If I were you I would stop talking."
"If I were you I would start turning in the
homework"

I is said for the student who is late to class.


to quit school

"I don't know"


"Please do what you like"
"It is better I leave"
"I have to go"
"Don't say anything"
In order to stop a fighting
"Could you leave us alone, we are talking privately"
"Could you wait some?"
"Wait a minute I'm giving the phone to your son."
When you answer the phone
at the phone
"Do you want to take one more" (at the dinner, etc.)
"Let's see latter"
" I will see you latter"
"Be encouraged, feel better !"
when you want to pass through people
"Stop behaving like that"
"Do you want me to take you home with my car?"

"Where will they take you?"


"Where is the one will take you?"

"May I talk to you?"


"may I take your message?"
"Where do you want me to ride you?"
"Stop it! Enough! Quit doing that!"
"It doesn't annoy me."

It is polite way to say "I want you to move here."


"Have we met before?"

It is a general phrase

"Don't make me be angry!" "My patience is been exhausted!"

"I am getting angry because of you!"


"It is enough! Stop it!" "You are making me angry!"

"Don't make haste" "Don't make me hurry!"

"I have mentioned about it before."


"I have taught it before."

"I couldn't understand you."


"Are you listen to me?"
"Have we all the same idea?"

to pay a brief causal visit

"belay there, it is too enough, cut it out !!!"


"I will find a way to do it."

"No problem."
"If your mother gives permission."
for your information
as soon a possible
also known as

"In my opinion."

To turn back to someone to explain something


"Don't insist on it, don't wary about it."
"let me alone."

"Speak loudly."
"Nice to hear it." "I'm glad to learn it."
It said at the beginning of encounter
It said at the end of the meeting.

It said when you see one who you haven't seen for along time.

"I caught you" (When you see cheating)

"I tricked you" (slang)


persevere despite difficulties! carry on!: keep going!, keep it
up!, never say die!, persevere!, endure!
"Please feel free to." (in the meal)
"Oh! Again the same subject !"
"Hold on! Wait a minute! Slow down!"
"No problem." "I doesn't make any difference."
"I could not hear your name."
terminate: bring to an end, put an end to, put the finishing
touches on, make an end of, pull the plug on
"I am not end with you, I will show you!"
"I have to go out immediately!"
"It is not related with the subject."
Never say to a student! "I am fed up with you!"

"I have had enough of...." "I am fed up with ......."

Temporarily unable to speak, as through astonishment. See


synonyms at dumb. "I am dumb!"

"I will pay it."

to marvel (to ask a favor of somebody)

To rely on; depend on: "You can count on my help."

"remained in contact with me"


carry on!: keep going!, never say die!, hang in there!,
persevere!

be equal: hold one's own, keep up with, keep pace with, run
abreast, be level

"Keep it up!"
"Stay at right!" "Stay at left!"
"Let's do our job."
"Let's make a gentleman's agreement."
to content, make contented, satisfy, gratify, make one's day,
please

"I will keep the secret."


"you don't make joke. Do you?"
"Your dealing with it is in vain"
"leave off! Leave it! Stop it! Leave it alone! "
to recover from something , forget something

"Forget it continue to live your life."


"It is impossible, it never can be!"
"Take a seat and sit down please."

"Speak loudly"

"That is the situation."


"It will be a lesson to him."
"What caused you to come here?"
"Do you hear what you say! Be careful with your word!"
"Keep your mouth closed!"

"What is happening?"
"What makes you be so wary and disturb?"

to be leaved unpunished

"Have you lost your mind?"

"Congratulations! You understand it completely."