English Questions asked in CTET Feb 2016

Directions: Answer the following questions (Q. Nos. 1 to 15) by selecting the correct/most appropriate options.

  1. A speech community refers to a group of people who
    (a) share homogeneity with reference to their value system
    (b) are multilingual
    (c) are bilingual
    d) share community membership and linguistic community
  2. Activating learners’ scheme means
    (a) dealing with learners having learning difficulties
    (b) showing aa picture and asking learners to write a story
    (c) making a link between the topic and learners’ background knowledge and experience
    (d) making a link between the textbook and its structural patterns and grammatical items
  3. As per Noam Chomsky’s theory, the role of Language Acquisition Device (LAD) is to
    (a) learn language in formal schools
    (b) imitate the language of adults
    (c) generate grammar rules
    (d) memorize grammar rules
  4. Prediction in terms of reading refers to
    (a) previewing
    (b) using prior knowledge of the subject and the ideas in the text as clues to the meaning of unknown words
    (c) using knowledge of subject matter for guessing the content and vocabulary
    (d) paraphrasing
  5. Diphthongs are also known as
    (a) vowels with weak sounds
    (b) glide vowels
    (c) semi-vowels
    (d) pure vowels
  6. Yasmin, an English language teacher, gave her students group work to explore an area and asked then to find important notices and names of places and streets to document them to write a report.
    (a) peer work
    (b) project work
    (c) assignment
    (d) activity-based learning
  7. Mrudusmita, while teaching a lesion on atoms from the science textbook, gave her students activities based on the theme. The activities included vocabulary and debate on the uses of atomic energy. What is this strategy known as?
    (a) Language of science
    (b) Language through science
    (c) Language across curriculum
    (d) Language in other subject
  8. While listening to a speech in English, sometimes we listen to basic of a sound, a syllable and w word, then a decode the meaning of the complete speech. This mental process can be described as
    (a) Interactive model
    (b) Top-down approach
    (c) Bottom-up approach
    (d) Middle-path approach
  9. In free writing, a learner in engaged in
    (a) listing out the thing she/he has just memorized
    (b) writing with specific relation to spelling and grammar
    (c) writing sentence without applying her/his mind
    (d) expressing ideas without giving much attention to spelling and grammar
  10. Susheela discussed a short story in the classroom and asked her students to write an article for a newspaper on the theme of the story. What is this writing known as?
    (a) writing for a newspaper
    (b) Extrapolative writing
    (c) Long answer
    (d) Short essay
  11. A question tag is also known as a
    (a) critical question
    (b) head question
    (c) tail question
    (d) descriptive question
  12. Mind-mapping helps the students to
    (a) learn passively each of the linguistic items
    (b) memorize the grammar rules
    (c) use literary device more effectively in their writing
    (d) brainstorm, explore any idea and expand it
  13. Grammatical structures can be practiced in a controlled manner by
    (a) explaining the use of particular structures
    (b) gap-filling grammar exercises
    (c) correcting wrong sentences written by the learners
    (d) doing composition exercises
  14. Interactive listening means listening
    (a) carefully to what is said and responding
    (b) curiously to what is said
    (c) carefully for word stress and intonation
    (d) to judge the speaker’s mood and tone
  15. Continuous and comprehensive evaluation of learner is
    (a) continuous tests and assignments
    (b) conducting continuous tests
    (c) periodic assessment of learning
    (d) periodic assessment of learning
Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 24th February 2016 in English.
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    1. (a) share homogeneity with reference to their value system
    2. (c) making a link between the topic and learners’ background knowledge and experience
    3. (b) imitate the language of adults
    4. (b) using prior knowledge of the subject and the ideas in the text as clues to the meaning of unknown words
    5. (c) semi-vowels
    6. (d) activity-based learning
    7. (b) Language through science
    8. (c) Bottom-up approach
    9. (d) expressing ideas without giving much attention to spelling and grammar
    10. (b) Extrapolative writing
    11. (d) descriptive question
    12. (d) brainstorm, explore any idea and expand it
    13. (a) explaining the use of particular structures
    14. (d) to judge the speaker’s mood and tone
    15. (c) periodic assessment of learning
    Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 25th February 2016.
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