pattern practice


(in foreign-language learning) a technique for practicing a linguistic structure in which students repeat a sentence or other structure, each time substituting a new element, such as a new verb, as directed by the teacher, or transforming the original structure, as in changing a statement to a question.
Also called pattern drill. a drill using this technique.

Nearby words

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  2. patter song,
  3. pattern,
  4. pattern bargaining,
  5. pattern bombing,
  6. pattern recognition,
  7. pattern sensitive epilepsy,
  8. patterned,
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  10. patterning Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019