How To Vocabulary

Book of instructions.

How to give instructions to someone

How-to (pronounced ‘hau tu) Adjective.

  1. Providing detailed and practical advice. “Learn how to do something.”
  2. Noun: A book, video, or training session that provides practical advice. “Read a how-to book.”
 Before you start ….  Earlier you…
 Prior to starting …  To start with…
 Firstly,  The first thing to do is …
 I would start by …  To begin with, you …
 The best place to begin is …  After that …
 To continue …  Next you …
 The next step …  The next thing to do is …
 After you have done that …  Once you’ve finished that …
 When you’ve done that …  The last thing you do is …
 The last step is …  In the end you …
 At the same time you …  When this happens …
 While this is going on …  Simultaneously …
 While  Lastly
 Then you  In the next step …
 Later you …  Keep going until …
 When you have finished …  Finally …

Some Useful Phrases

How do you operate this machine? Can you show me how to use this?
Do you know how to use this? How do I go about doing this?
Firstly you should plug it in. Then next, you switch it on.
The light should come on. That means it’s working.
Have you checked the plug? Sorry, I don’t understand.
Will you explain that again, please. Can you show me how to do it, please.
Does it come with instructions? Can you tell me step by step, please.