Teachers often make students move. During specific class activities students are required to do something movement. Therefore, teachers have a lot of commands for general class settings:
A. COMMANDING STUDENTS:
- Come inside
- Go out
- Stand by your desk
- Take your seat
- Go and stand by the window.
- Pick your book up off the floor
- Back to your place
- Take this to…
- Give this to…
- Put your hands up/down
- Put your hands up if you know the answer
- Keep it up
- I keep seeing the same hands all the time
- All those who got it right, put your hands up
- Put your bag away
- Put your book in your bag/on your desk
- Put your seats in groups of four
- Could you give … a hand with …?
- Put your seat where they were
- Stand still
- Don’t move
- Settle down, all of you
- Take your feet off the desk
- Sit down
B. CLASS CONDITION
- It’s hot in here. Could you open the window please?
- It’s too dark in here
- Could you open the door a little bit?
- Let’s have the door open a little bit.
- Would you turn the lights on?
- That’s much better
- Could somebody clean the board before we start?
- It looks a bit crowded back there
- I could not find any chalks
- Does anyone know where the eraser is?
- The desk is a bit dusty