Everyday English for ESL kids

Giving Commands


lessons for kids learning everyday English expressions


Learn English through pictures, sounds and sentence examples! In this lesson you will learn how to give commands in English.


Telling people to do things

When we want someone to do something, we begin our sentence with the verb. Actually, this sounds very direct! To make our commands more polite, we can add please at the end of what we say.

Here are some examples.

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Everyday English lessons
Learn English through pictures

Wake up!

English resources for teachers
English expressions in pictures

Eat your breakfast!

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English resources: expressions

Open the window!

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Resources for teaching English to kids

Read the books!


Telling people not to do things

When we want someone not to do something, we begin our sentence with Don't, then put the verb.

Here are some examples.

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Don't eat too much!

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English expressions: lessons for ESL kids

Don't touch the toys!

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Don't make a noise here!

Basic English expressions through sounds
Listen, read and learn English expressions

Don't run across the road!


Games for learning English

This game is easy to play. Just do what I say.

Here are some ideas.

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Everyday English: lessons for ESL kids

If your birthday is in January, February or March,
clap your hands!

English expressions: resources for teachers

If your birthday is in April, May or June,
touch your shoes!

Basic English for kids: learning resources

If your birthday is in July, August or September,
point to your ears!

ESL teaching materials

If your birthday is in October, November or December,
smile and say cheese!