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CLASSROOM LANGUAGE Expressions based on different situations used by teacher in classroom:

BEGINNING OF THE LESSON I. GREETINGS Greetings in the morning: Good morning, everybody.

Greetings in the afternoon: Good afternoon, everybody.

Or you could simply say: Hello, everyone. Hello there, James.

Good morning!

If the teacher wants to ask the students about how they feel, you can say; How are you today?. How are you getting on? How's life? How are things with you, ? Are you feeling better today, Bill? Is everything okay?

II. INTRODUCTIONS If its your first time to meet your students then you can say; My name is Mr/Mrs/Ms Kim. I'm your new English teacher. I'll be teaching you English this year. I've got five lessons with you each week.

III. TIME TO BEGIN If you want to start the lesson already then you can use these expressions; Let's begin our lesson now. Is everybody ready to start? I hope you are all ready for your English lesson. I think we can start now. Now we can get down to work.

IV. WAITING TO START If you want your students to set things first before you start then you can say; I'm waiting for you to be quiet. We won't start until everyone is quiet. Stop talking and be quiet. Settle down now so we can start.

V. PUT THINGS AWAY Be quiet. If you want them to keep all their things then you can say; Close your books. Put your books away. Pack your things away. /R_CarverTeacherLine.jpg

VI. REGISTER If you are checking their attendance then you can say; Who is absent today?. Who isn't here today? What's the matter with you today? What's wrong with Jim today? Why were you absent last Friday,

VII. TARDINESS If the student was late then you can say; Where have you been? We started ten minutes ago. What have you been doing?. Did you miss your bus? Did you oversleep? Don't let it happen again. Why are you late?



Here are some common instructions which the class can easily understand: Come in. when inviting the students to enter the classroom [you may] Go out. when allowing the students to go outside the Stand up. - classroom Sit down. Come to the front of the class. when asking the student to appear in front of the class Stand by your desks. Put your hands up. Put your hands down. Hold your books/pens up. Show me your pencil. Look at the board.


Write the answer in the chalkboard. You can demonstrate the actions so the students will be able to understand

the instructions more easily.

Write the answer on the chalkboard/in your notebooks. 77/2/istockphoto_332877_teacher_and_student.jpg

Look at page/part/number ~.

COMPREHENSION LANGUAGE I. If you wanted to make clarification about what your students have said then you can tell them: What did you say? One more time, please. Say it again, please. I don't understand. I don't get it. Like this? Is this OK?

II. If you wanted to make sure that your students can easily get things that you are saying then you can say; Are you ready?

Are you with me? Are you OK? OK so far? Do you get it? Do you understand? Do you follow me?

THE END OF THE CLASS I. If its time to stop doing the exercises then you can say; Pass your textbooks/tests/homework to It's time to finish. Are you done? Have you finished? Let's stop now. Stop now. Let's check the answers. the front/to me.

II. Before you end the lesson and you still wanted to make things clear then you can say: Any questions? Collect your work please. Pack up your books. Are your desks tidy? Don't forget to bring your ... tomorrow. Do you have any questions?

III. When the time is over or end of the class then you can say: It's almost time to stop. I'm afraid it's time to finish now. We'll have to stop here. There's the bell. It's time to stop. That's all for today. You can go now.

IV. If you want to remind them about the remaining time for your class then you can say: The bell hasn't gone yet. There are still two minutes to go. We still have a couple of minutes left. The lesson doesn't finish till five past. We have an extra five minutes.

VI. If you wanted to tell them that they need to wait for a second, minute, and etc, then you can say; Hang on a moment. Just hold on a moment. Stay where you are for a moment. Just a moment, please. One more thing before you go. Back to your places.

VII. If you want to tell them that you will continue your discussion the next day or next class you can say: We'll do the rest of this chapter next time. We'll finish this exercise next lesson. We've run out of time, so we'll continue next lesson. We'll continue this chapter next Monday.

VIII. If you want to give or remind them of their homework, then you can say: This is your homework for tonight. Do exercise 10 on page 23 for your homework. Prepare the next chapter for Monday. There is no homework tonight. Remember your homework.

IX. If you want to bid goodbye or to tell them to enjoy their vacation then you can say:

Goodbye, everyone. See you again next week. See you tomorrow afternoon. Have a good holiday. Enjoy your vacation..

X. When its time for the students to leave the room, you can say: Form a queue and wait for the bell. Everybody outside! All of you get outside now! Hurry up and get out! Try not to make any noise as you leave. Get into a queue. Be quiet as you leave. Other classes are still on going.

CLASSROM MANAGEMENT Here are some phrases that can be used for classroom management: What were you doing? / Why arent you listening?/ Why arent you paying attention? Form a line. Listen to me. /R_CarverTeacherLine.jpg S/SITECS/NLWMCompingVersions/C0037/ C0037183/C0037183.jpg


GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS Open your book to page ___ Listen to the tape, please Get into groups of four Finish off this song at home Let's sing a song. Everybody, please. All together now. The whole class, please. I want you all to join in Could you try the next one? I would like you to write this down. Would you mind switching the lights on? It might be an idea to leave this till next time. Who would like to read? Which topic will your group report on? Do you want to answer question 3? All together now. go/lowres/cgon229l.jpg

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I. If you want your students to work independently (alone or individually) then you can say: Everybody work individually

Work by yourselves. Work independently.

II. If you want your students to work in groups/ pairs then you can say: Work together with your friend Find a partner Work in pairs/threes/fours/fives. Work in groups of two/three/four. I want you to form groups. Form groups of three Here are some tasks for you to work on in groups of four. There are too many in this group. Can you join the other group? Only three people in each group.

III. If the teacher wants the students to answer a question/activity without her calling one of their names, the teacher will ask: Who will volunteer? Any volunteer?

IV. If the teacher wanted the students to get ready with their examination, the teacher will say: Put your pen/papers/books away

GIVING FEEDBACKS Here are some phrases that can be used when giving feedbacks to students. I. If you want to give compliments when students pronounce words accurately then you can say: You have good pronunciation. Your pronunciation is very good. You are communicating well.


You speak very fluently.

If the students still need to improve their pronunciation skill then you can say; You still have some trouble with pronunciation. You need more practice with these words. You'll have to spend some time practicing this.

III. If the students are shy or you want to encourage them. To boost their confidence, you can say: Don't worry about your pronunciation. Don't worry about your spelling. Don't worry, it'll improve Maybe this will help you Do you want a clue (hint)?

IV. If the students answer is close enough, you can say: Have another try Not quite right. Try again. You were almost right. That's almost it You're halfway there You've almost got it You're on the right track.

V. If you want to give compliments when the students answers are correct, you can say: Very good That's very good Well done Very fine That's nice I like that Marvelous! You did a great job. 1-0703-0117-4961.jpg

Magnificent Terrific Wow! Great stuff Fantastic Right Yes Fine Quite right That's right. That's it. That's correct That's quite right. Yes, you've got it. You've got the idea You did very well! Awesome!