Cruz introduces basic concepts to the students, shows them how to switch seats in a Verbal Classroom, and how to target fluency speed using basic conjugation practices.
Cruz continues by showing the other part of the basic conjugation practice that teams the statement with the question form.
Next students learn how to to do “Switches” where they practice how to switch the object of the conjugated sentence/question pair without pausing to think quietly. This practice is the key first step of “Structure control”.
Cruz shows how to expand on the concept of One Idea, One Breath to extend Mean Length Runs (MLRs), as well as how to practice using pause words such as “um”.
In the second half of the two-hour class, Cruz shows how to introduce Shadow talking to a class, as well as another MLR stretching exercise using the conjunctions “and” and “but”.
This section shows how Cruz takes basic structures and uses them first in a structured format still targeting speed, and then targets the class to a point where the students can use more of their own ideas to speak with their own English.