ESOL Sc/E3.4e Give directions and instructions

Sc/E3.4: express clearly statements of fact and give short explanations, accounts and descriptions
Sc/E3.4e: give directions and instructions

  • Use simple, compound, and some complex sentences, e.g. with when or if
  • Use grammatical forms suitable for the level: (a) modal verbs should, shouldn't, must, mustn't (to express obligation) (b) imperative and negative imperative forms (c) conditional (present and future) E.g. Giving instructions on using a machine in a work or home situation: How should you do this? First, you should... then you... You mustn't... Don't switch the machine off at the mains. Always use the on/off button.
  • Sequence information comprehensibly, knowing and using appropriate sequencing markers such as first, then, after that. E.g. First you switch the machine on or First you switch on the machine. First, you press this button, then wait. Then, when the red light goes out, you...
  • Understand the importance of placing the stress on key words, and do so. E.g. - Could you tell me the way to...? - Yes. Go straight on and turn left. When you come to a garage, turn right. If you go straight on, you'll see it on your right.
  • Know and use lexis suitable for the topic, using specialist language where appropriate. E.g. When you assess risk, you should first identify the hazard.

4 Oct 2017. Updated information on source material added

A reading activity on legal age limits in different parts of the UK. Includes: education, voting, driving, marriage and work. Based on materials at:…

Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Functional English reading
ESOL Ws/E3.1a Write using complex sentences
ESOL Sd/E3.1d Express views and opinions
ESOL Sc/E3.4e Give directions and instructions
ESOL Sc/E2.2a make requests: ask for things or action
ESOL Rt/E3.4a Extract the main points and ideas, and predict words from context.
ESOL Lr/E3.2d Listen for grammatical detail
News, Politics & Government items