Classroom Language: The end of the lesson

1. Time to stop

  • It's almost time to stop.
  • I'm afraid it's time to finish now.
  • We'll have to stop here.
  • There's the bell. It's time to stop.
  • That's all for today. You can go now.

2. Not time to stop.

  • The bell hasn't gone yet.
  • There are still two minutes to go.
  • We still have a couple ofminutes left.
  • The lesson doesn't finish till five past.
  • Your watch must be fast.
  • We seem to have finished early.
  • We have an extra five minutes.
  • Sit quietly until the bell goes.

3. Wait a minute

  • Hang on a moment.
  • Just hold on a moment.
  • Stay where you are for a moment.
  • Just a moment, please.
  • One more thing before you go.
  • Back to your places.

4. Next time

  • We'll do the rest of this chapter next time.
  • We'll finish this exercise next lesson.
  • We've run out of time, so we'll continue next lesson.
  • We'll continue this chapter next Monday.

5. Homework

  • This is your homework for tonight.
  • Do exercise 10 on page 23 for your homework.
  • Prepare the next chapter for Monday.
  • There is no homework tonight.
  • Remember your homework.
  • Take a worksheet as you leave.

6. Goodbye

  • Goodbye, everyone.
  • See you again next Wednesday.
  • See you tomorrow afternoon.
  • See you in room 7 after the break.
  • Have a good holiday.
  • Enjoy your vacation..

7. Leaving the room

  • Get into a queue.
  • Form a queue and wait for the bell.
  • Everybody outside!
  • All of you, get outside now!
  • Hurry up and get out!
  • try not to make any noise as you leave.
  • Be quiet as you leave. Other classes are still working.

This page was updated on February 18, 2009.