These drills are taken from the DLI basic course and revised for current word usage and context.
The use of drills is often underutilized when learning a second language. A musician practices a song over and over again, focusing on different aspects each time; once for accuracy, once for dynamics, again for timing etc… In the same way, the language learner must repeat their work over and over again, each time practicing one aspect of the sentence; first pronunciation, next for correct emphasis, again for intonation and then for speed and fluency. Each aspect is important to speaking well and the multiple practices help the brain to retain the information being used. These drills can be used to simplify the drilling process and give a start for drilling practice. Enjoy as you learn Turkish!
Extra homework (Section 9 or 11 of each lesson) was incorporated with this lesson book from the original homework book in the DLI series. This addition was made in March 2009
These exercises can be used as part of the learner’s daily learning cycle. It is best to review the completed exercises with a native Turkish speaker (language helper) to get good clear answers. The person “correcting” the homework doesn’t necessarily need to understand the English to verify the correctness of the translation but can should make sure that the Turkish sentences you have written are correct in grammar and form.