Speak About:

Present

Past

Past to Present

Future

Abilities - Responsibilities

Asking Questions

Choosing the Right Phrase

Combining Verbs

Explaining Ideas

Describing Your World

Complex Ideas

Relating Ideas, People, Objects

Speaking about Objects

Wondering about Situations

Instructing

Imperative

The imperative form is used to give instructions in both spoken and written English. At times, the imperative form is considered impolite when speaking English. When providing instructions, use the imperative. However, when requesting that someone do something use a polite question form.

Positive Form:

Verb + objects

Assign the administrative expenses to 'direct expenses'.

Negative Form:

Do + Not + Verb + objects

Don't use a promissory note, even if you have only a few bucks in your account.

Giving Directions

Common phrases used to give directions:

Take the first left / right
bus to...
train to...
subway to...
tube to...

Turn left / right at...

Go straight ahead
past...
along...Street / Road / Avenue.

It's next to...
near to...
opposite...
between...
on the left / right of...

Go to the second office on the left and ask for the appreciation table.

Take a right at the hallway and talk to Ellen about overdraft protection.

Accept our gesture of appreciation by taking the enclosed gift card and spending it.

Examples of Giving Instructions

Do not enter into a limited partnership without understanding the risks.

Reduce operating loss by examining key metrics.

Go to human resources which is located on the third floor

Accept our gesture of appreciation by taking the enclosed gift card and spending it.