Imperative games, worksheets, stories and songs

Positive and negative imperative for commands, orders, instructions and offers PDFs and teaching activities. If you like anything here and want more, please support TEFLtastic.

Updated 17 May 2021

Teaching imperative tips

How to teach the imperative (article)

How to really teach the imperative (blog post)

Photocopiable imperative classroom activities

Don’t Listen to Your Chair! classroom instructions imperative mix and match

Offers, commands and requests in emails (in this e-book)

Classroom instructions number word recognition TPR practice

Requests and imperative in travel English

Imperatives pick and act TPR game

Please + imperative for offers and commands in presentations

Please + imperative for offers and commands in emails

Business Xmas cards dos and don’ts – NEW LINK

Advice for foreign travellers zero conditional with modals and imperative practice

Advice for parents Zero conditional practice

Imperative picture books/ Imperative stories

George Shrinks by William Joyce (with useful vocabulary for daily routines wake up, make your bed, brush your teeth, take a bath, clean your room, eat breakfast, wash the dishes, do your homework, take out the garbage, play with your brother, water the plants, feed the fish/ feed your pets, and check the mail)

No David! by David Shannon (read through on YouTube)

Little Miss Bossy by Roger Hargreaves (link to read through on YouTube)

Imperative songs

Quiet please! (Stand up Sit down, etc on LearnEnglishKids)

and about a million pop songs, including most songs starting with “Don’t…”, Stop in the Name of Love, Get Down, etc etc etc

Related pages

Offers page

Advice page

Directions page

Describing processes page

Zero conditional page