Close the door; empty the bin; eat

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Imperative Verbs

Imperative verbs are also known as ‘bossy verbs’- they tell people what to do! e.g. close the door; empty the bin; eat your dinner!

TASK ONE: Look at the words below- colour in the words that could be used as imperative verbs.

Remember! A verb is a doing word!


shut



chair

fold

open

sad

mix

put

first

night

pillow


TASK TWO: Look at the sentences below; and think of some imperative verbs that you could put at the beginning in order to make an instruction.



  1. ______________right at the traffic lights.

  2. ______________the juice into the glass.

  3. ______________the kettle in before you use it.

  4. ______________on the television please.

  5. ______________the window; it’s very cold.


Imperative verbs give instructions- they tell people what they do!
When do you think you will need to use imperative verbs?



Using Imperative Verbs- Instructions for your Alien

Making a sandwich

You are going out to school and your little alien will be left at home, all alone. To stop them from going hungry you decide to leave some instructions for how to make a sandwich.

In order to do these you need to think of what connectives you should use. Here is a list to help you…



Firstly

Secondly

Thirdly

Finally

Next

Then

After

Meanwhile

You also will need to use imperative verbs. Here is a list to help you…




Put

Add

Mix

Chop

Slice

Place

Cut

Spread

Open

Serve

Season

Get

Now, choose the type of sandwich you want them to make, and write your instructions…




Sandwich Recipe





Using Imperative Verbs- Recipes

TASK ONE: Choose the correct imperative verb to go with each instruction in this recipe to make a Cheese Omelette.



  1. ______________ your pan until it’s nice and hot.

  2. ______________ and enjoy- your omelette is ready!

  3. ______________ some eggs into a bowl and whisk.

  4. ______________ some cheese and add to your egg mixture.

  5. ______________ together thoroughly.

  6. ______________ your egg mixture and cook for 3 minutes.

  7. ______________ for a final 2 minutes until completely cooked.


Mix

Heat

Add

Grill

Serve


Crack

Grate


TASK TWO: The recipe was mixed up! Put it in the right order…

Firstly _____________________________________________________,

Secondly _____________________________________________________,

Thirdly _____________________________________________________,

After that _____________________________________________________,

Then _____________________________________________________,



Next _____________________________________________________,

Finally _____________________________________________________.


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