It is a name-learning game which requires students to repeat everyone's name around the class (see Unit 9 for detail).
Similar to CLT, Tracey D. Terrell's Natural Approach (1970s) is based
on Stephen Krashen's theories of second language acquisition (L2A). Krashen argues that
there is a natural process by which we acquire second languages. All
that is needed is adequate exposure to 'comprehensible input' in
stress-free situations, and the L2 will be acquired in much the same way
as children learn their first language. Krashen draws a distinction
between conscious learning and subconscious acquisition.
See the Direct Method.
NB: this is different from the Natural Approach!
See interactive listening.
A noun is a word which refers to a thing. This could be a physical object, such as wall or daisy - these are concrete nouns, or a word that refers to an abstract idea, such as peace, love and understanding (abstract nouns).
A noun phrase is a single noun or a group of words including a noun which function in a sentence as the subject, object, or prepositional object.
The children, the dog and the cat are playing in the garden. (subject)
I am watching the children, the dog and the cat. (object)
Look at the children, the dog and the cat! (prepositional object)