Indicative/Imperative Mood Worksheets
This section deals with the indicative and imperative moods which are the first moods beginners learn. Rather than overwhelm students with the words indicative and imperative, focus on giving them plenty of practice using them. With
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, Busy Teacher can help you plan your lessons. Exercises related to giving directions are great practice for the imperative;
this worksheet is a perfect example
. It combines giving directions with a few prepositions of place. It includes directions for two games that can be played in groups as well as a handout. Students can complete the handout, which you might want to do before the other activities or as homework, individually for comprehension practice. For other activities related to this topic, simply look at other worksheets in this section. Even if you do not find exactly what you are looking for, you can use what you see as inspiration for your own worksheets. Since all of the worksheets are free, you can download as many as you want.
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GRAMMAR TIP:What Is Imperative Mood?
The imperative mood (abbreviated imp) expresses direct commands or requests as a grammatical mood. These commands or requests tell the audience to act a certain way. It also may signal a prohibition, permission, or any other kind of exhortation. Formulation of the English imperative simply uses the bare infinitive form of the verb. The infinitive form usually corresponds to the second-person present indicative form, with the exception of the verb be. The subject of these sentences can only identify as you (the second person). The use of imperative mood may appear impolite, inappropriate or offensive in some social situations.
This is a listening task based on a one-minute YouTube video teaching how to make grilled chicken. Students can practice the patterns of imperatives as well as using the verbs of cooking methods. ...
This worksheet is for young English learners to get acquainted with some school rules and commands. Children should read the command aloud and match it to the corresponding picture. Another oprion ...
This worksheet can be used in conjunction with other World Heritage Site activities. In groups, students use imperatives, 'must, and 'should' to create their own rules for visitors to World Herit ...
I have decided to prepare this song acitivity to get basic students more engaged. It is a great song, and they will fully understand some verbs and expressions, for they are not so complex. As men ...
A popular and engaging game involving communication and trust. The task is very flexible, works for groups of various types and sizes, and can be adapted to youth, adults, corporate, etc. Cr ...
This is a PowerPoint presentation that explains the different categories of imperatives in the English language. The image is first presented to the students and they should then guess the answer. ...
This worksheet contains a weird news taken from The Huffington Post. It is about an Italian chef who made a pizza diet. This could be an excellent opportunity to discuss the importance of having a ...
This is a sequence about tourism in Paris for Halloween. Students describe the scary attraction, make a brochure and a Halloween mask! They are tourist guides. They can use the indicative, imperat ...
Elem Pre-Int Int
Let me present you my handout on the topic of the last years – a selfie. This lesson gives your students an opportunity to talk about something they do every day - especially young learners ...
Pre-Int Int Adv Exam
I used this beautiful song with my students from elementary and basic levels to teach imperatives. The activity consists of a task on pronunciation in which students write words that rhyme with th ...
Elem Pre-Int Int Adv
This powerpoint presentation is a short presentation of the rules for using the imperative form in English. It is very easy to use as an explanation for the topic. I made it for teenagers but you ...
This is a listening task about a Youtube video featuring Jamie Oliver and his girls making fluffy pancakes. It's a really sweet video of about 3' and I use it in my lower-intermediate classes for ...
This song provides several imperative sentences to practice listening skills. Besides it is a good song for young people. This sheet is intended to be used after the imperative class as a reinforc ...
I continue creating worksheets for the British Council series about Oxford. This episode is devoted to their video on the link: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/word-street/oxford-scene-1 ...
Pre-Int Int Adv
This is the corrected version of a woksheet of mine. In this worksheet, students have some exercises with the lyrics of the song "I will survive". First, they write the simple past of the verbs i ...
It offers a brief text of about 230 words about the problems of keeping New Year's resolutions. It was adapted from an online magazine. It has pre-reading and post-reading activities. It includes ...
This is a very simple listening activity to work with imperatives and listening to some music with your students. You can warm up with pictures of fathers and sons/daughters and then pictures of p ...
This bingo is aimed at practicising the imperative verbs.The sentences chosen to form the bingo cards are related to tips for a happy life. It can be used to introduce the imperative in the classr ...
It´s a worksheet to work with the song "Wake me Up " by Aviccii . I have used this worsheet for elementary students . For higher levels it should be made more complex and it coud be used t ...
This is a worksheet with the song Shiny Happy People by R.E.M.. The grammar focus is on imperatives (affirmative and negative). First, students listen to the song and fill in the blanks with the i ...
There are 2 activities in this worksheet, first students have to write the street signs warnings and then draw other signs. It can also be used to review the modal verb must, students would h ...
This worksheet was originally designed for ESL special needs students. It is meant to guide students through very basic steps to produce a simple yet really nice pop up card. They might need help ...
This is a fun, action game using the imperative form. Students count to 14 and make a rule for a number. Students resume counting from #1, but numbers are replaced with the rules/actions. Full ins ...
This is a short PowerPoint presentation on how to make a grilled cheese sandwich using photos and short descriptive sentences. It's only showing the cooking steps, so any kind of introduction of n ...
This worksheet is based on the song, 'Imagine' by John Lennon. There is the full text of the song just like a gap filling exercise. There are is also a vocabulary revising exercise. In another exe ...
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