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Imperative clauses (Be quiet!)

de English Grammar Today

We use imperative clauses when we want to tell someone to do something (most

commonly for advice, suggestions, requests, commands, orders or instructions).

We can use them to tell people to do or not to do things. They usually don’t have a
subject – they are addressed to the listener or listeners, who the speaker
understands to be the subject. We use the base form of the verb:

Have fun.

Enjoy your meal.

Stop talking and open your books.

Don’t be late. FOR NEGATIVES.

1) Formar oraciones imperativas con lo siguiente:

1. upstairs. (to go)

2. in this lake. (not/to swim)
3. your homework. (to do)
4. football in the yard. (not/to play)
5. your teeth. (to brush)
6. during the lesson. (not/to talk)
7. the animals in the zoo. (not/to feed)
8. the instructions. (to read)
9. late for school. (not/to be)
10. your mobiles. (to switch off)
2) Choose the correct verb.
1. Ask. Close. Come. Give. Wait a minute.

2. Ask. Close. Come. Give. Wait over here, please.

3. Ask. Close. Come. Give. Wait the door when you go outside.

4. Ask. Close. Come. Give. Wait your teacher.

5. Ask. Close. Come. Give. Wait. me your phone number so that I can call you.

3) Make a paragraph using the sequency adverbs. Could be your daily

rutines or a Kitchen récipe.
This paragraph have to have the words (First, next, then, after that,
finally). Maximum 9 lines, less 4 lines.
Grammar Notes

Point 1: Sequence adverbs often come at the start of a sentence or clause and act
as a marker as to order.

 First, heat the pan.

 After that, you press the delete key.
 Then you can make your correction.

Point 2: However, some sequence adverbs like 'first' and 'next' can come at the
end of a sentence or clause.

 You have to boil the water first.

 Press the red button next.

Point 3: 'Next', 'then' and 'after that' are interchangeable. They mark something
between the start and finish.

 First, go down Cane Street.

After that turn left onto Oak.
 First, get behind a rock.
Then you can push the detonator.

Point 4: We often use sequence markers when giving instructions on how to do

something, make something or go somewhere.

 First, get a can opener,

 Then, open the can of chili.
 Next, put the chili in a bowl.
 After that, put it in the microwave.
 Once it is warm, you can eat it.
Read the conversation to answer the following activitie.

Mike: So Jill. How do you make that fried rice again?

Jill: You've forgotten already? OK. First, you need to cook the rice. Then, while it’s
cooking you can chop the vegetables. After that, heat some oil in the pan and
throw in the chopped garlic. Then you can add the vegetables and finally, the rice.
And don't forget, keep stirring as you add everything.

Mike: Is that it?

Jill: Yeah, it's really easy.

Mike: Wow, great. Thanks. I'm going to give it a go right now.

Jill: Good luck.

Mike: Thanks.

Answer these questions about the interview.

1) What do you do first?

a) Cook rice
b) Heat a pan
c) Chop vegetables

2) What do you do second?

a) Heat a pan
b) Throw garlic in
c) Chop vegetables

3) What do you do third?

a) Heat a pan
b) Throw Garlic in
c) Chop vegetables

4) What do you do fourth?

a) Heat a pan
b) Add vegetables
c) Add rice

5) What do you do last?

a) Add garlic
b) Add vegetables
b) Add rice
Actvidades realizadas en clase:

Haga 10 oraciones imperativas. (10 pts)

Haga 5 oraciones imperativas en negativo: (5pts)