Point to the white board!
Raise your hand!
Open your book!
Those are some instructions can be introduced to our students by using TPR.
What is TPR?
One technique that is often used in one form or another EFL (English Foreign Language) classroom is Total Physical Response (TPR) . An example of TPR is for teacher to give instruction in English first combined with actions and then give the same instructions again without the action.
The children show the same understanding by following these instructions without needing to speak. However many teachers in the Asia EFL classroom quite understandably question the validity of TPR in its original form because it does not give children enough opportunities to speak so they modify it or just use it for particular language target.
Paul David,Teaching English to Children in Asia, Pearson Longman, 2010