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  • Hello and welcome to the teacher's room here in the Sky today.

  • Now my name is Sean and this is dan.

  • Hello guys.

  • And this episode's topic is, instructions are so important.

  • You get them wrong.

  • The class can blow up, become chaotic.

  • What are your tips stand?

  • Well, it's very simple.

  • Number one.

  • Don't forget to set a time limit, Tell the students how long they have to complete the activity before you start the activity.

  • Otherwise they'll be halfway through.

  • When you say finished, terrible number two, make sure that you have 100% of the attention of the class before you start explaining the instructions because then you'll have to start from the beginning to get a little confusing and number three, what?

  • What you think?

  • Listen to me, don't hand out the material to the students before you finished explaining the instructions, unless they need to see the material to understand.

  • Because as soon as you put that paper in the hand to go, what's this?

  • And then they stopped listening to you completely your turn your time, upgrade your language, make sure you plan what you're gonna say.

  • Keep your language short and simple, especially for lower levels.

  • Ok Mario.

  • Alright.

  • Work in pairs to to to to to tell your partner about your favorite holiday.

  • You have three minutes.

  • Mhm.

  • With low level classes, it can really help to write instructions up on the board so that they can see throughout the activity what they're doing.

  • And don't forget to use gestures, body language to reinforce what you're saying.

  • Exactly.

  • Listen, okay class, we're going to listen to the recording and read the information.

  • Don't speak afterwards.

  • We're going to write true or false.

  • Ready go whatever you do.

  • Don't ask a student.

  • Do you understand?

  • They may say yes just to please you or they may think they've understood what they might say it out of fear.

  • Fear the key is to use the excuse.

  • Those are instruction checking questions to make sure that students fully comprehend what they have to do with particularly tricky tasks.

  • You could get a very confident shooting up to the front to demonstrate the task with you.

  • Yeah.

  • Oh, okay, class, we're going to do a spot the difference activity.

  • Oh, so dan, can you look at your partner's picture?

  • No teacher.

  • Very good.

  • How many differences are there?

  • 10, teacher, Yes.

  • And how do you find the differences?

  • Talk to my partner teacher?

  • Yeah, well done dan.

  • Shall we demonstrate?

  • Yes.

  • Teacher to mix things up with more experienced students who are more familiar with classroom techniques.

  • What can you do?

  • Oh, difficult.

  • Okay.

  • Sometimes I hand the students, I haven't finished my senses yet.

  • I give the students their activity and then I say ask me some questions to find out what you need to do.

  • So they could say for example are we working on our own or with our partner?

  • Wow.

  • And then you can confirm or reject their ideas and this makes instruction giving a bit more fun for them.

  • But you must remember to recap the task before you begin the activity so that there's no confusion.

  • You don't them all doing different things that they've made up.

  • Class is the material?

  • What's the activity?

  • I love this song.

  • Okay so we're gonna listen to the song very good.

  • And are we going to fill in the gaps?

  • How many words gap?

  • Just 11 word.

  • Can we check with our partners afterwards?

  • Okay you have to spell it correctly.

  • Of course you do.

  • Okay.

  • Mhm.

  • Now dan has an instruction to give you, send us your tips.

  • Yes these were just our tips but we want your ideas so send them to us by email please.

  • Yes and to do that, you need to go to our website which is BBC learning english dot com.

  • Oh and you may get a t shirt that's right over the series will be giving away a number of these t shirts and one of them could be yours.

  • So get writing.

  • Yes, I love hearing no tips.

  • I think that's it.

  • That's it.

  • Good.

  • Right, see you next time.

  • Bye.

  • Mhm.

  • And the episode, it's pretty hard.

  • This episode's topic is one more time.

  • This episode's topic is I'm not gonna mess it up again.

  • It's going to happen to go down.

  • Ah what am I saying?

  • Let's just go for it.

  • You just go.

  • Yeah, looks like we played up miles away.

  • Okay, wake up wake up, wake up, wake up dark out here.

  • We're here.

  • It's midnight here in London.

  • We can't let us go with not allowed to sleep, but please give me bread right over the series.

  • We haven't got any t shirts with BBC learning english dot com to find out.

  • Mhm.

  • I think we're gonna because Sean is having a bit of a breakdown.

  • It's been a long day.

  • Thank you.

  • Bye, john.

  • Mhm.

Hello and welcome to the teacher's room here in the Sky today.

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