An -ing/ed adjective changes in different situations, e.g. The book is very interesting; I am very interested in the book.
The use of correct forms of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. In an accuracy activity, students typically give more attention to correctness. See fluency.
Achievable target, goal
An aim that is not too difficult for the learner to reach.
Achieve aims, objectives
When a teacher succeeds in teaching what he/she has planned to teach.
An achievement test is used to see how well students have learnt the language taught in class. Achievement tests are often at the end of term or end of the year and test the main points of what has been taught in that time.
Acquisition noun, acquire verb
To learn a language without studying it, just by hearing and/or reading and then using it. This is the way we all learn our first language.
Active role, passive role
When students think about their own learning and what their own needs are and try to help themselves learn more, they are taking an active role. A passive role is the opposite of an active role.
In an active sentence, the subject of the verb usually does or causes the action, e.g. I wrote the letter. See passive voice.
Activity book, workbook
An activity book or workbook has extra practice and is often used for homework. It usually accompanies a coursebook.