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Musique pouvant être utilisée en cycle 2 ou 3 (A1)


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13 octobre 2008 1 13 /10 /octobre /2008 12:11
Starting a lesson


« Come in, please! » ; « Stand in line/two by two. »

"Take off your coat, please"

“Good morning/afternoon everybody/class/girls/boys and girls/children” 

 “Good morning teacher Sir/ Miss/Mr Jones/Mrs Jones/Miss Jones”

“How are you today ? » “Fine, thanks” ; “Very well, thank you and you” ; « so so » ; « I feel sick »
“Is today Monday ?” “Yes, it is” ; “No, it isn’t”
“What day is it today ?”
“What’s the date today ?”


“What is the weather like today ?” “is it sunny or cloudy ?” Is it rainy ?” “Is it windy ?” “It’s cold/ hot, isn’t it ?”

weather games :

Checking attendance 

« Let’s call the roll. »;  “let’s check the roll”;  “let’s check the register”; "I'm going to take the register
“Here !” ; “I’m here”
 “not here”;  “Away !”
“Is everyone/everybody here ?”

« Who’s missing today ? »

“No one is absent today ?”

“Who’s away ?”

“Where is/are …?.” “I think/ Perhaps, he/she’s ill/sick”

“Is he ill ?” “Is he sick ?” “Yes”, “No”; “I don’t know” ;

« Poor one, he/she’s sick. »

“Oh, you’re back ! that’s nice/good.”
“Nice to see you again”
 “Are you all right now ?”
“Do you feel better now ?”
“Come and see me after the lesson, ok ?”

"Who's eating at the canteen today ?"
“Thank you everybody”

Getting attention and discipline

« Be quiet!” , “Silence!” ; “Quiet, please !”,“That’s enough!”
“Settle down, now”, "calm down"

“We need to be quieter to hear …... everyone / what everyone is saying”
" don't be distracted",« Pay attention,  please», « Ready? » “Are you ready”?”

« Stop messing around”, “Stop playing the fool! »
“Please , stop talking now”, “No more talking”, "Stop chatting"
“Stop !”, “Stop making noise !”

"Give me your correspondence book !"," I'm going to write a report on you ! "


“Could you sit down like the others, please”, “Sit up straight”

 “Don’t move !” ; “Stay in your place”,
“Stand still! »,
"Turn round, please!"



new.gif (19/08/2010) Teaching techniques: Some tips on  Videos 


+ an  interesting article  in the New York Times (March,2nd 2010)



Movements in the classroom

« Stand up/sit down/turn around. »

 “Go to the board” / « Come to the board. »
« Come here, please! »
“Evevyone, come out here to the front of the class”

« Go back to your seat. »
“Turn back to face me”

« Form a circle/Sit in a circle. »
“Sit on the floor /on the mat”

"You're going to work in pairs / in groups of 4/5...
"Get into pairs", « Two by two" "Make pairs. »
"Those on the left / on the right..."
« Go next to ….. »
"Go forward" # "step backward"

“Hop on the circle”
“Jump” # “Don’t jump !”
“walk”, “Don’t run !”
 “kneel down”

« Clap your hands! »
« Stamp your feet! »
« Snap your fingers! »

« Nod your head »

Orders/ Instructions

« Point to..” “Show me… »
« Touch… » # “Don’t touch….”

“Throw the ball” /“Catch the ball”
"Pass the ball"/ "Pass it gently"
"Roll it, don't bounce it"
"Pas it back to me"
"Mind the windows !"
*"Pu it away now, please"

 “Get your books and pencils out”
"Get out your books, exercise-books, pens, pencils, colour crayons, felt-tipped pens, paints, scissors, glue, pencil-case, set-square, pair of compasses,...
« Take out a pen/pencil/eraser/ruler. »
“Pick your pencils up” ;
“Show me your /pen/biro/pencil/red pencil/blue felt-tip pen/green marker”

“Take your course book”
“Open your activity book on page 3”
“Close your book”
"Don't look at it, now"

« Tick/Cross/Circle/Colour/Stick/Tape/Draw/Underline… »

“Make a mask”
“Cut holes for the eyes” / "
“Stick on wool for the hair”
« Take a brush and paint… »
« Take your pair of scissors and cut out  along the (dotted) line… »
“Take this piece of paper and fold it like this”
“ Turn the paper over”
“Fold it in half”, “ fold each corner to the middle”, “Fold the paper along the dotted line”
"Fold it like this/like that"
"Go slowly"
"Be careful"

"Put the glue on the back and stick it ,now"

"Open/ close  the window, please"
« Draw the curtains, please »
“Switch on/off the light(s), please”


“I need two helpers” « Can you give out these pictures, photocopies ? » ;
“Could you give out /distribute these papers, please”
“Could you pass these papers around ?” “Can you pass round these sheets
of paper ? One each ; two papers each ; three cards for each table
“Can I have the rubber, please ?” “Here you are”
Who would like to help ?”; “Can you help me, please ? ?”
“Who’s got the red marker ?” “I have”
“Whose book is this ?” “It’s mine”
“Where’s your pen ?” “I don’t know”
“Could you repeat, please ?”
“Could you open /close the window/ the door , please.”
“Remember ? ; “Do you remember ?”;“Can you remember the last lesson ?”
“Do you understand ?” ; “Alright ?” ; “Ok?”
“What is the English for” …’ ; What is the French for …..?”
“Can you collect in / pick up the cards ?”
“Have you finished ?”
“Can you throw your papers in the bin , please ?
“Can you collect all the papers and throw them in the dustbin ?”

Listening instructions

“Listen to the sound / to the cassette /me / the story/ the song”
« Listen carefully” ;“Listen again” ; “You’re going to
listen to it twice (X2) / three times (X3)”
“Listen and repeat” “ this row” / “you only” / “altogether” ; “everybody”
“Listen and repeat after me”
“Listen and answer the questions”
“Listen and mime /click /number /show/point to /underline/ tick/ circle
/choose /match /draw… in silence”
“Listen and pick out the name/place/number…”
“Who’s speaking ?” “How old is he/she ?”,... “Is he/she 7 ? Is he/she 8 ?”
“What is stressed ?”
“Is it stressed ?” “Is it a stressed syllable ?
“ Is a positive or negative statement ?”
“Is it a rising or falling intonation ?”
“Listen and check” ; “Watch and check”


“Who’s going to speak for the group ?” “Who’s the spokesman/spokeswoman ?”
« Put up your hand. »; “Hands up ! ”;“Raise your hand”;« One at a time”
“Now it’s your turn” ; “Now you! » ;“ Sorry, Not you again”
“Just a minute”; “Wait a second”
“Can you articulate ?”
“Can you speak up ,please ? “Can you speak louder ?” # “in a lower voice»
« Hurry up! » # “slow down”
“Don’t speak French” ; Speak English” ;
“Can you say it differently ?” “in another way ?”
“Look and say..”;“Listen and answer”;“Give the answer”
“Who’s this boy/girl/woman/man?/he/she ?”; “Who are these
boys/girls/women/men/they ?
“What is it ?”; “What’s happening ?”; “What happened ?”
“Where is she,..? ;“When is it ?”
“How many books are there ? ;“How much is it ?
« Imagine you are…/Play the part of… »
“Are you for or against ?” ; “Do you agree with ...”? “I agree” # “I don’t agree”
“Why?”; “then ?” ;“So, conclusion ?”


Look at title/ the picture” # “Don’t look”
“What is it about ?”
“Read….” # “Don’t read”
“Read in silence”
“Read aloud” ; “Read the first line / sentence /paragraph”
“Read and pick out the numbers/ the nouns/the colours,…”
“Underline the verb”
“Match the word and the drawing”, “Matching exercise”
“Read and check”
“ Fill in the gaps”; “Iv’e blanked out the easy words”
“I would like you to pay attention to the adjectives, verb form”


“Look and write”
“Classify” ;“Read and order”
“Put the words in the right order to make a sentence”
“Write on your exercise-book/slate”;« Write the date on the blackboard. »
“Don’t write now”
“Can you link the two sentences ?”
“Use the linking words AND - BUT”
“Write a poem about...”
“Write a postcard to...”
“Write an e-mail to...”


« Come on , wake up ! » ; « get on with your work ! »
«No, it’s wrong » ; « Try again »; « Do it again” – “Have another go/Have
another try »; “Let’s start again”
« How are you doing ?…» ; « How are you getting on ? »
« You can do better »
« You should work alone » ; Try and work on your own now »
« You have to revise …»
« Go on with your work »
« That’s it ! » ;« Yes, that’s right ! » “OK” ; “You’re right”; “Fine”
« This group is doing an excellent job ! »
« Not bad !»; « You’re improving ! »
« Good ! »;« That’s good ! »;« Great ! »;« Super ! »;« You’re doing well ! »
“Very good” ; “Excellent !” ; «Welldone !»; « Congratulation ! »

“Let’s recap !”; “Recap !” “What did we learn today ?
“Three minutes left” ;
“Wait for the bell before putting your things away”;
“It’s time”; « Time for break! » ; « Off you go! »
“Finish your drawing at home”;“Homework”
“Collect the work, please”
“Don’t forget there’s a film called ……. on TV …”
“Pack your books up”
“Put all your things away” / “Put everything back in your bag”
“ Leave your pencil-cases on”
“Are your desks tidy ?”; “Clear everything up nicely”
“Put on your coat /your shoes. »
“Make a line”;“Line up quietly by the door /one behind the other”
“Don’t run in the stairs /in the corridor”
« See you tomorrow /next week/ on Monday/ after the break »
« Good-bye » / « Bye- bye »

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