This sheet explains the formation and use of the Imperative. Cut the sheet in half as the information is presented twice. It can be stuck into the student's book and hi-lighted. I often then ask the students to come up with mnemonics and analogies to peer-teach this information.
Information on sheet:
You use the imperative to give an order, command or some advice.
This is formed from the vous form of the verb.
(To give an order to a group of people/ in a formal situation).
To tell friends what to do you use the tu form of the verb.
Mange des fruits! Regarde!
**Notice that the tu form of er verbs (e.g. regarder), drop the “s” in the imperative.
E.g. Tu regardes = you watch, regarde = watch!
Tu écoutes = you listen, écoute = listen !
To make a negative command, add ne and pas around the verb
E.g. Ne regarde pas!