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Useful Classroom Language

Listen! Listen external link

What are we going to do today?
We're going to speak English
We're going to do a listening exercise
We're going to listen and repeat
We're going to check the exercises on page …
You're going to work in small groups

Shall I open / close the window?
Shall I open / close the door?
Shall I switch on / off the light?

Let's start! Let's learn a poem!
(Making a spontaneous suggestion)
We're going to start. We're going to learn a poem. (Expressing a Plan)

What do we have to do?
You have to check the exercises in lesson 1A
You have to do the dialog (US)/dialogue (UK) on page …
You can come in. You don't have to knock
You don't have to do this exercise here. Do it at home

Small Groups

What do we have to do?
We have to check this.
Who starts? Who wants to start?
I'll start, if it's OK.
Great. Go ahead
What did you answer (here)?
I think that's right
I think that's wrong
I have the same answer
Look! The answer is here
Let's check this exercise

What's that? (eso que has dicho)
What's this? (pointing at textbook or notebook)
What's “whatever”?

How do you say “whatever”?
How do you pronounce that / this?
How do you spell that? (Asking for information)
Can you spell it? (Request)
Can you spell that? (Sure! / OK)
Can you repeat, please? (Can you say it again, please?)

I'm lost
I don't know
I'm not sure
I think so
I don't think so
I don't understand
I'm OK / It's OK / I got it (Lo he pillado)

Can you spell your name, please? (Requests)
Yes, I can. My name is (say complete name). The first word is my name, “whatever”. I'm going to spell it. W-H-A-T-E-V-E-R, whatever. Is it OK? / Shall I repeat?
It's OK. I got it.
The second word is my family name, “whatever”. Let me spell it. W-H-A-T-E-V-E-R, whatever. Did you get it? / Are you OK? / Shall I repeat?
Repeat, please. / Say it again, please.

Can I have a ticket to Gatwick Airport, please? (Asking for something)
Can I have a coffee, please?
Can I have an envelope and a stamp for Spain, please?
Can I have a packet of sanitary towels/pads, please?

I've got a friend in London
I've got two siblings, a brother and a sister
We've got some time. We can do another exercise!
She's got a friend in Singapur / He's got a house in Las Vegas
(UK) Have you got any brothers or sisters? (Yes, I have. / No, I haven't)
(US) Do you have any brothers or sisters? (Yes, I do. / No, I don't)

Where are you from? I'm Spanish / I'm from Spain / I come from Spain.
Where do you come from? I come from Spain. I'm Spanish / I'm from Spain.
Where in Spain? (Segovia)
What's your address? (I live at “whatever” street number “whatever”)
Where do you live?
What's your phone number? (My phone number is…)
What's your email? (My email is…)
Are you on email? (Yes, I am)