Classroom Language: Classroom management

Here are some common situations in which classroom menagement is needed:

  • Make groups of four.
  • Move your desks into groups of four people.
  • Turn your desks around.
  • Make a horseshoe shape with your desks.
  • Make a circle with your desks.
  • Make a line of desks facing each other.
  • Make groups of four desks facing each other.
  • Sit back to back.
  • Work together with your friend
  • Find a partner
  • Work in pairs/threes/fours/fives.
  • Work in groups of two/three/four.
  • I want you to form groups.
  • Form groups of three
  • Here are some tasks for you to work on in groups of four.
  • There are too many in this group.
  • Can you join the other group?
  • Only three people in each group.
  • I asked for four people to a group.
  • Everybody work individually
  • Work by yourselves.
  • Work independently.
  • Ask your neighbor for help.
  • Work on the task together.
  • Ask other people in the group
  • Ask others in the class.
  • Interview someone else.
  • Ask everyone in the class.
  • Stand up and find another partner.
  • Have you finished?
  • Do the next activity.
  • Move on to the next activity.
 

This page was updated on February 18, 2009.