Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Buddhasravaka Bhiksu University-Anuradhapura/Certificate Course in English

Giving simple instructions
There are two parts in giving instructions. They are sequencers and actions.
Sequencers are the words that help order your instructions
It is like the 1, 2, 3, and 4 of your actions.
The most common are
First(ly)... Then... Next... After that... Finally...Thereafter
How to make a cup of coffee
First, you need to buy some coffee and a coffee maker.
Then, you have to put the water into the bottom of the coffee maker.
You needn't boil water. Cold water is fine.
Next, you have to put the coffee in the coffee compartment and screw the top of coffee maker on.
After that, you need to put the coffee pot onto the stove.
Then, turn the stove high and wait. You don't have to move the coffee pot.
When the water boils and goes into the upper part of the pot, you then have to remove the pot from the heat.
Finally, you pour some coffee into a cup, add sugar and milk and enjoy.

Giving directions
(First,) go down this street (for ____100 meters).
(Then,) turn left/right at the traffic light.
(After that,) go straight on _____ Street until you get to the ______.
(When you get to the _____,) turn left/right again.
(Then,) stay on_______Avenue for about _______ yards/meters.
It's on your left, next to the __________. You can't miss it!

1. Excuse me. Is there a grocery store around here?
2. Can you tell me how to go there?
3. Where's William Leather Shop?
4. How do you get to the bank? Yes, there’s one right across the street./
I am Sorry. I don't live around here.
It's on the corner of Bank Town, next to the library.
Go straight down this street for 100 meters. Turn left when you get to Main Street. It's on the left hand side.
Give instructions for preparing milk rice.

Give directions to a person, who wants to go to the post office from the old bus stand, Anuradhapura.

D.N. Aloysius
Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

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