ESL activities – imperatives

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Aim To present gestures and imperatives while practising body parts vocabulary.
Activity Students follow instructions/gestures.
Organisation Whole class
Preparation Make enough copies for the number of students in your class.
What do I do?
  1. Review body parts.
  2. Give an example by acting a gesture and asking students to guess the meaning.
  3. Ask students to try and work out what the other gestures mean and how to do them.
  4. Discuss the meanings of the gestures (and any others) in different cultures.

Tap your toes
Shrug your shoulders
Drum your fingers
Raise your right hand
Hold your nose
Point to your chest
Raise your eyebrows
Wink
Put your thumb up
Put your thumb down
Tap your watch