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How To Do The World's Best Banana Trick (923)
Two-minute video on how to do produce a banana that is already sliced when peeled.


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General English course books (adults)

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 6 Getting it right  Pages 64 - 65  How to
Gap fill and listening on how-tos. Students then prepare how-tos to tell others

Photocopiable resource books

Advanced Communication Games book cover Advanced Communication Games 
Jill Hadfield   
7 Domino intstructions  Page 7 
Students have to put four sets of pictures showing instructions into the correct sequence.

Grammar Games and Activities 1 book cover Grammar Games and Activities 1 
Peter Watcyn-Jones   
11 - Up, down, left, right  Pages 54 - 55
Ss give each other instructions to draw items in grid squares. up, down, above, below etc.
12 - A country scene  Pages 56 - 57
Student A has to listen to instructions from student B and reproduce a picture.

Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) book cover Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) 
Colin Granger   John Plumb   
Instructions quiz page 20  Page 20 
Mach short lists of instructions with the person who gives them.

Play Games with English Book 3 Teacher's Resource Book book cover Play Games with English Book 3 Teacher's Resource Book 
John Plumb   Colin Granger   
Instructions quiz  Pages 6 - 7
Match instructions with instructors. Extension: (guessing game / teams) - write instructions and guess who would give them.

Grammar books with exercises

Developing Grammar in Context book cover Developing Grammar in Context 
Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
14 The imperative and instructions  Pages 78 - 82

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