Controlled practice is when the students use a limited set of new language.
Example: After a presentation of the present simple, students might have controlled practice of the new structure using the model sentences, with days of the week as cues.
- Teacher: Monday.
- Student: He goes to the movies on Monday.
- Teacher: Wednesday.
- Student: He visits his friends on Wednesday.
In this case, the controlled practice is the Practice stage of the PPP technique.
See also: free practice