Unit 1: Classroom Commands


  • Teach ESL/EFL kids how to understand and respond to different classroom commands.
  • Teach essential action verbs that students will need throughout their English study life.
  • Learn to give and follow orders using short phrases in the imperative mood.
  • Introduce the concept of TPR (Total Physical Response) as a language learning method which will be used very often in future lessons.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

Farm animals video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

Farm animals game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The game reviews key vocabulary, grammar and sentences from the lessons. This game can be played on any device.

Farm animals test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.

Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'Classroom Commands'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

Miss Ann is teaching students basic classroom commands today.


Key Phrases/Sentences:

  • sit down
  • stand up
  • hands
  • clap
  • stamp
  • feet
  • up
  • down
  • write
  • read
  • Sit down.
  • Stand up.
  • Clap your hands.
  • Turn around.

This lesson is part of the Starter 1 English course for absolute beginners.

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Hey there! Today we're going to talk about learning English with fun activities. We'll be learning about classroom commands and action verbs using a video lesson about farm animals.

First, we'll watch an animated video that introduces us to new words, phrases, and sentences in context. We'll watch it a few times to make sure we understand everything. After that, we'll play a fun game on our computer or phone to practice what we've learned. This will help us remember the new words and how to use them.

Finally, we'll take a test to see how well we've learned the lesson. This score will be saved so our teacher can see how we're doing.

We can also use worksheets to practice offline or in class. These worksheets match the video lesson and come with an answer sheet for our teacher to check our work.

This lesson will also teach us about TPR, which is a way of learning English by using our whole body to help us understand and remember new words and phrases.

Learning English can be lots of fun with these activities, so let's get started!