Oct 18, 2009

Sleuth: Imperative Forms

This is a great movie with excellent actors. The scene shows one character giving his partner instructions on how to break into his house in order to simulate a robbery. It is perfect for the students to practice imperative forms, giving instructions. The correct matching is in the order presented in the exercise, so you should mix sentences up when you prepare your own exercise sheet.

A. Talk to a partner and match the verb and the complement. There are many possible combinations.

1 obey
2 go and get
3 place
4 extend
5 climb up
6 keep
7 keep
8 watch
9 keep
10 don’t look
11 smash

( ) the rules
( ) the ladder
( ) the ladder against the wall
( ) the ladder
( ) the ladder
( ) calm
( ) coming
( ) your step
( ) going
( ) down
( ) the window

B. Watch the movie segment and check the matching according to what you see.

C. Now imagine you have to give instructions to your partner. You have to tell him or her how to get your bedroom and get your favorite CD or DVD. Remember: your partner does not know your house and you have to be very clear about them. Give him your house keys and start giving the instructions. Use IMPERATIVE FORMS.

D. Switch roles.




calu said...

I used this movie segment with my students and it was great!
Thank you very much for your contribution.

Claudio Azevedo said...

I'm glad it worked. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't find the worksheet. Seems like it has been deleted. :(

Claudio Azevedo said...

Try it now, please. Thanks for warning me.

Cristiani Versiani said...

I used (imperative) with my students, this was wonder...Tks you´re excelent in your work.

Cristiani Versiani said...

I love your blog...used the imperative with my students and was wonder. Tks and your work is excelent.

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks, Cristiani
It is great to hear that!

Claudia Tercette said...

This blog has been a helping hand in many of my classes. I thank you so much for this blog. I love it!


Claudio Azevedo said...

Great to hear that, Claudia. See you.

Anonymous said...

Hey Claudio! First I wanna congratulate and thank you for this blog, it's amazing! I've used this so many times I can't count, I should start paying copyrights hahahaha

But let me ask you, is there a download link to this video? Because I can't find it :/

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks for your kind and motivating words. The link has been added. Sorry about the slip. Regards!