Chapter 03

For each term below, first note how you would define the term. Then, click on the arrow to reveal the book’s definition.

Code Switching

The use of English for known words and the home language for words not yet acquired in English.


Oral communication in an informal setting, involving an exploration of an issue or topic; problem solving by cooperative thinking.

Informal Speaking

Oral language of a nonacademic, conversational nature.


An oral language activity consisting of asking another person a specific set of questions.

Oral Reports

A presentation (often using multimedia) of information for an audience of classmates.

Role Playing

A form of dramatic play that involves having students act the part of another student or a fictional character.