In the introduction, the authors firstly consider how children learn their mother tongue successfully through everyday situations. The chapters then look at: teaching language and meaning through situations in the classroom; substitution drilling; equipment; and how a selection of grammatical forms can be taught and practised using the recommended methodology. The book focuses on the need to present new language to students in ways that attract the attention of all in the class, and that give all students a chance to practise speaking. It also stresses that a fictional situation which has a strong imaginative appeal will enable students to learn the meaning of language far more successfully than through dictionary work alone.
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