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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


First, you have to put the coffee here. Then you press it down with this. I see. Right. Ok. Next, you put this here. After that, you just press this button. Ok, that seems clear. Is this OK? Yes that's right. Like this? You're doing well. What do I do next? Is there anything else?

So far, I have never given instructions in English, only in Spanish, and I think that I am a well instructor.

I regret to say that I've never given instructions in English. And it's a pity because giving instructions is a good way to practice the target language. Honestly, I quite rarely use English in my life and that's why I use the British Council site to improve my skills (and it helps a lot).
Sometimes I give some simple instructions to my son when we study English together. I help him to learn because he's on his first steps now So I tell him "let's read this", "let's write that", or "well done, you're doing right".

Just yesterday. I had an online English course and I gave instructions in English with my partner about our homework.

I gave instructions in English a few years ago at univesity. It was in a user manual for an information system that we developed as the practical part of a subject.

I never give instructions in English.

Thanks you for this lesson.

hi every one

I have never given earlier:) But i try to give now:) i give intruction for rice. First put the correct amount of water in pat. and wait for the water to boil. and then put two cup of rice in pot. wait for it thirty minutes. after half hour empty water. if you like spice pour some of it too.that's it:)good appetite

I never gave instructions in English. So sad it