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Really focus on the person speaking, turn towards them and look at their face while they’re talking.
Your teacher might write key words on the board or there may be pictures in text books or on the wall that will help you understand.
If it’s hard to understand the actual words or there’s too much information at once, don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher.
Tell someone if you’re not sure. You won’t be the only one in class finding it hard! You could:
Ask your teacher to break instructions down into smaller steps, or to write them down for you.
Look at what the rest of the class are doing if you’re not sure what to do first. If they’re all handing in their homework and then going to the next lesson, it’s a good idea to do things in the same order too.
Talk to your parent/carer if you are struggling to understand instructions in class. They can help support you to work with your teachers.
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