The start of the lesson
Good morning everyone
Hi everybody
Good morning, how are you doing?
How are you today?
Did you have a good weekend?
Let's start the lesson now.
I think we can start now.
Is everybody ready to start / begin?

Roll-call / Attendance
Let’s take attendance, shall we?
I’m going to (gonna) take attendance

I'm going to take the register (GB)
Who’s not here today?
Who’s absent? Who’s absent today?
What's wrong with ………today?

Getting everyone’s attention
Listen to me, please.
Be quiet/Quiet(en) down, please.
Silence, please.
Can I have your attention, please?
Could you all listen to me, please?
Would you pay attention, please?
Luis, are you with us?

Simple commands
Come in.
Go out / Get out (un poco mas fuerte...)
Stand up.
Sit down.
Come on / Hurry up, we haven’t got all day!
Wake up.
Be quiet. /Quiet(en) down, please.
Switch on the lights / the computers
Switch off………………….Can you plug in the CD player for me, please? The socket is behind you.
Settle down and let’s get started. Let’s settle down and get started.
Noelia, please, come to the front of the class.
Open your books at page ……
Turn to page ...
Look at activity five.

Eliciting / reviewing information and previous knowledge
Who can remember what we were talking about at the end of last lesson?
Do you remember where we got up to (in the film) last lesson?
Does anyone remember …………………………….?
Who can tell me ……………………………………..?
Could you tell me what you remember from our last lesson?
Who would like to get extra "marks/credit today?

Setting up an activity / Giving instructions for an activity
I’d like you to get into pairs for this activity
……………to work with a partner / alone / in groups of four
Please, get into pairs / groups of four
Can you 4 team up?
I want you to share a photocopy and work together
What I want you to do is to …………………………
First, let’s go over / check the homework / the explanation on page 25 together.
Those of you that have finished exercise 5 can move on /go on to exercise 6 and 7.
When you finish you can……………………………..
I want you to finish the exercises on page 16 now / at home / for homework
What I want you to do is to ………………….
Go on / get on /continue with your work.
Could you turn it (the volume) up/ down. We can’t hear it from here. / It’s too loud.
Can you hear / see at the back?

Giving out / taking in work / books / worksheets, etc.
Do you mind collecting the compositions for me, please?
Fran, would you take in / get/collect everyone’s essays for me, please?
Juan, can you hand out / give out / distribute these copies, please?
Take one and pass them on.
Take one between the two of you / One between two, please.
Would you pass the dictionaries / exams to the front / the back, please?

Checking understanding
Do you understand?
Are you with me?
OK so far?
Do you get it / understand?
Do you have any questions?
Let's check the answers.

Encouraging students and correcting errors
Very good. That's very good. Well done.
That's correct.
Yes, you've got it.
You've got the idea.
That’s correct.
You need more practice with this.
You'll have to spend some more time with this.
Good, you're getting better.
Your answer is very good / almost right.
Ok, that’s not the right answer, but let me help you with it.
Good try.
Let me explain again.
Not exactly, have another try / try again.
Have a guess.
Does anybody have anything different / any other answers?

Setting homework / assignments, setting deadlines and reacting to homework
This is your homework for tomorrow.
There is no homework today.
Don’t forget your homework.
Do exercise 10 on page 23 for homework.
Prepare the next two pages for Monday.
Before next lesson, I want you to read the story on page 15.
Take a worksheet as you leave.

Ending the lesson
It's time to finish.
Have you finished yet?
Are you done?
Let's stop now.
Stop now.
That's enough for today, you've worked hard.
That’s all for now, see you Monday
See you tomorrow
That’s all for today, enjoy the weekend
OK, you can put away your things. See you next week.

Students talking to the teacher
Excuse me. I'm sorry I'm late.
May I come in?
Can I go to the toilet, please?
I'm sorry, I left my book/homework at home/ in the classroom
I forgot my homework.
I didn't have time to do my homework. I'm sorry.
Sorry, I don't understand.
Could you speak more slowly, please?
Can you repeat that please? I didn't understand.
Can you explain that again, please?
How do you say 'tenedor' in English?
How do you spell 'wonderful'?
What's the difference between "latitude" and "longitude"?
What does "pressure" mean?
What’s the meaning of "pressure"?
How do you pronounce "pressure"?

Student talking to another student
Have you done your homework? Did you do your homework?
What’s for homework?
What page is it on?
What page are we on?
Can you help me do this exercise?
What do we have to do now?
Can I share your book (with you)?
Can you share your book with me?
Excuse me, that's my book.
Can you lend me a pen?
Can you pass me the rubber (GB)/eraser (US), please?
We have to work in pairs, Don’t we? Do we have to work in pairs?
Who's going to start?
Whose turn is it?
It's my turn now.
We have to compare our work.