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Giving instructions

In this video, Vanya helps Emir learn how to use a new coffee machine. Listen to the language Vanya uses to give instructions and practise saying the useful phrases.

Do the preparation exercise first. Then watch the video and do the exercises to check your understanding and practise the language.



Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2


Actually I never do it that in English, but I had tried it in português (it consider it like foreign language for me)

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I never give instructions in English. But, I like to do that.

Unfortunately, I don't give instruction in English. but I do that always in my language.

Well, I don't have a coffee machine, so I just use a coffee pot.

I don't remember giving instruction in English.

I think it's about 6 days ago there was an English group discussion. As a moderator, I give them the instruction and the rules about the event.

I gave instructions to my friend yesterday. He wanted to join one online course developed by British Council. I said like the followinfs. First, you have to switch your internet on. Then, you click on Browser icon. Next, you type the website on search bar.Finally, you can join any course from the world experts.

I gave instruction to someone and i said that like that and like that......hehehe now i knew how to give instruction to someone. You have to put the correct amount of coffee here and then you just press it with this. You fit it with machine and just press the button. After that you will get a delicious coffee. Thanks.