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Basic English 09 – Instructions and Advice is an entertaining course to help people improve their English, and learn how to confidently give, receive and follow simple commands and sets of instructions, essential for safety and compliance. It also covers basic grammar, useful everyday expressions and new vocabulary. The style is simple, clear and easy to follow, and will help learners develop confidence in speaking English correctly, both at work and in their personal lives.

Basic English 09 – Instructions and Advice is part of the Cutting Edge Basic English Series which features great characters in amusing situations with fun storylines. It optimizes learner engagement in real conversations, with practical activities that are immediately applicable in the workplace, and in everyday life. The learning approach is founded on proven language learning principles presented in an innovative and effective style.

Learning objectives

  • Build confidence in speaking conversational English
  • Learn how to give and follow instructions
  • Learn simple grammar – Modals: need to, should, should not, should never
  • Master some everyday expressions – having trouble, easy as pie, do someone a favor
  • Build vocabulary, by following instructions for making a smoothie – assembling ingredients and following instructions
  • Practice speaking with the examples that recap the lessons – about giving and following instructions

Interactive eLearning course

This video program is also available as a short stimulating eLearning course with interactive learning modules, recap activities, inline video and quiz assessments, designed to engage learners and build skills.

This is available as part of

Cutting Edge Basic English Series
This ground-breaking Cutting Edge Basic English Series designed by psychologist Eve Ash and ESL expert Dr Fran Byrnes, can be used in a wide range of language learning situations, in classrooms and for self-study. The series can be used for learners prior to using the popular Cutting Edge English at... read more
Communication Skills
English Language Learning
Release Date
Jan 1, 2014
Video Running Time (minutes)
Course Length (minutes)
Seven Dimensions
Course ID


Leaders Guide

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