Hey, look at the conversation at the picture. Adit care to Farid. And the sentence “Don’t drink too much iced water” is example of Giving Instruction. In the picture, Adit tells Farid to not drink too much iced water. Here are some expressions for instructing someone and more information about complaining someone. Check this out !
Do you know how to give instructions in English? What sort of instructions can you give someone?
Giving instruction is an expression that is used in order that order that other person does what we instruct or request, or giving imperative to other people for to do or not to do something, Giving instruction sometimes called comperative/prohibition. The tense used in giving instruction is simple present.
How to make a cup of coffee?
How to search for a topic on google?
How to make a call on your cell phone? Or listen to your voice mail?
The first thing you do is . . . .
I would start by . . .
The best place to begin is . . .
To begin with,
Once you’ve done that, then . . .
When you finish that, then . . .
The last thing you do is . . .
In the end,
When you’ve finished,
When you’ve completed all the steps,
1) Tell people what is necessary.
2) what is wrong.
3) what is not necessary.
So now that you know the basics…here is an example:
Then you have to put the water into the bottom of the coffee maker.
You needn’t boil the water, cold water is fine.
Next you have to put the coffee in the coffee compartment and screw the top of coffee maker on.
After that you need to put the coffee pot onto the stove.
Then turn the stove on hight and wait. You don’t have to move the coffee pot.
When the water boils and goes into the upper part of the pot you then have to remove the pot from the heat.
Finally you pour some coffee into a cup, add sugar and milk and enjoy.
Ø Sit down.
Ø Sweep the floor.
Ø Clean the whiteboard.
2.use Be + Adjective or noun or adverb :
· Be careful!
· Be quite!
· Be on time1
3.use the word Don’t + infinitive verb :
* Don’t climb!
* Don’t do it!
* Don’t let them in…
4.To make the instruction be politer, we can used please that put in front of sentences or back.
~ Please, wake up. / Wake up, please.
~ Please, be quite. / Be quite, please.
~ Please, do your homework. / Do your homework. Please.
- I have a complaint to make. …
- Sorry to bother you but…
- I’m sorry to say this but…
- I’m afraid I’ve got a complaint about…
- I’m afraid there is a slight problem with…
- Excuse me but there is a problem about…
- I want to complain about…
- I’m angry about…
- I’m so sorry, but this will never occur / happen again.
- I’m sorry, we promise never to do the same mistake again.
- I’m really sorry; we’ll do our utmost/best not to do the same mistake again.
- Sorry there is nothing we can do about it.
- I’m afraid, there isn’t much we can do about it.
- We are sorry but the food is just alright.