Now —

When you're giving instructions to someone, you can say "Now —" at the beginning of a new step in the instructions. For example, if you're teaching someone how to bake cheesecake:

Now — mix all that up for a minute or two, until it's nice and thick.

You usually only use this in spoken English. In writing, you start a new step with "Next," or "Then..."

This phrase appears in these lessons: