Principles Of Language Teaching MCQ

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Principles Of Language Teaching MCQ

01 A teacher is training his/her learners in public speaking and debate. Which of the following characteristic, the teacher cannot expect to develop?

  1. Concept
  2. Control over emotions
  3. Using language creatively
  4. Voice modulation

Option 2 – Control over emotions

02 Which of the following situations would be the best for maximum transfer of learning? ( Principles Of Language Teaching MCQ )

  1. Different tasks requiring different responses
  2. Different tasks requiring same responses
  3. Similar tasks requiring different responses
  4. Similar tasks requiring same responses

Option 4 – Similar tasks requiring same responses

03 A child in class II will initially learn the language in the most effective manner through which one of the given methods?

  1. Play way method
  2. Practice and drill
  3. Imitation
  4. All of the above

Option 3 – Imitation

04 Through which mental activity do we transform available information to reach conclusion?

  1. Motivation
  2. Problem-solving
  3. Reasoning
  4. Thinking

Option 3 – Reasoning

05 If a student asks a teacher a question in the class, what would the teacher do? ( Principles Of Language Teaching MCQ )

  1. Advise to meet after the class
  2. Encourage to participate in the discussion in the class
  3. Encourage to ask more questions
  4. Encourage to search answers independently

Option 2 – Encourage to participate in the discussion in the class

06 As a language teacher, you want to ensure participation of more students in class. Which of the following methods of teaching would you adopt?

  1. Demonstration
  2. Discussion
  3. Recitation
  4. Role play

Option 1 – Demonstration

07 A teacher can cater to the learning styles of all the children by

  1. advising the children to join drawing/dance/music classes
  2. employing a variety of teaching methods and modes of assessment which cater to diversity among learners
  3. teaching every lesson and revising the lessons
  4. testing the children frequently

Option 2 – employing a variety of teaching methods and modes of assessment which cater to diversity among learners

08 Mary, a young teacher, believes in personalized learning because she thinks that

  1. all learners must learn on their own
  2. children must enjoy their learning
  3. every person must be exposed to learning
  4. every learner is unique and needs to be given a chance to develop to the best of their ability

Option 4 – every learner is unique and needs to be given a chance to develop to the best of their ability

09 Knowledge of more than one language

  1. becomes a burden to the teacher in the language classroom
  2. confuses the learners while learning a new language
  3. is very helpful in teaching and learning a new language
  4. causes interference in learning a new language

Option 3 – is very helpful in teaching and learning a new language

10 A teacher engages her learners in a fun activity before beginning a new lesson. The purpose of this activity is to

  1. discipline the learner before the lesson
  2. divert the attention of the learners
  3. reduce the workload of the teacher
  4. motivate and energize the learners

Option 4 – motivate and energize the learners

11 A learner’s competence in English will improve when she/he receives ………. of learning experience that is appropriate

  1. a slightly easier, lower level
  2. an equal level
  3. a slightly higher level
  4. a range of levels

Option 3 – a slightly higher level

12 The ‘natural order’ in the process of learning English suggests that children

  1. acquire some language structures earlier than others
  2. are slow at learning to speak when not in school
  3. learn to read and write simultaneously
  4. are able to speak first then listen

Option 1 – acquire some language structures earlier than others

13 A twelve-year-old child enjoys using puns. This enjoyment indicate that she has

  1. metalinguistic awareness
  2. semantic slanting
  3. deductive reasoning
  4. mental blocks

Option 1 – metalinguistic awareness

14 Some criteria for the selection of language items should involve …….

  1. enough worksheet for practice
  2. everyday vocabulary and sentences
  3. their learnability, coverage and teachability
  4. a focus on language rules

Option 3 – their learnability, coverage and teachability

15 While translating a subject and using the translation in the mainstream curriculum, the benefit is

  1. promoting national identity
  2. enriching linguistic capability and appreciation
  3. enabling teachers who are not competent in the mainstream language to take classes
  4. standardizing cultural identity

Option 2 – enriching linguistic capability and appreciation

16 Which of the following resources will help to break down communication barriers and enable children to study and learn in both L1 and L2?

  1. Multilingual
  2. Multimedia
  3. More textual
  4. Communicative

Option 1 – Multilingual

17 The teacher’s cues for activities are given in the first language, in a second language class. This ……… exploits the communicative potential of the given structure

  1. sandwich approach
  2. communicative approach
  3. bilingual technique
  4. structural technique

Option 3 – bilingual technique

18 In the primary classes, it is recommended that children should be taught in their mother tongue because

  1. it enables children to comprehend
  2. it creates a natural environment
  3. children develop self-confidence
  4. it promotes regional languages

Option 1 – it enables children to comprehend

19 BF Skinner claimed that language is learnt through

  1. repetition and approximation
  2. reinforcement and engagement
  3. drill and practice
  4. immersion and employment

Option 3 – drill and practice

20 A language textbook for class I starts with poems and stories (complete text) and ends with the alphabet. Which approach does this kind of arrangement reflect in language pedagogy?

  1. Eclectic approach
  2. Top down approach
  3. Aesthetic approach
  4. Bottom up approach

Option 2 – Top down approach

21 Story telling should be used frequently in classrooms because

  1. it provides space for teaches to engage in other academic task
  2. it lays the foundation of logical understanding and imagination
  3. it lays the foundation for other academic engagements
  4. it allows students to imagine and relax

Option 1 – it provides space for teaches to engage in other academic task

22 Which one of the following is the most important pre-requisite for language learning?

  1. Children’s motivation to learn the language
  2. List of aims and objectives of the language to be learnt
  3. Providing a good text book to children to learn the language
  4. Using structural-situation approach while teaching

Option 3 – Providing a good text book to children to learn the language

23 While learning English as a second language ……..

  1. there is no role of mother tongue in learning L 2
  2. the mother tongue should not be used by the learners
  3. the use of mother tongue will facilitate learning
  4. the use of mother tongue will create interference

Option 2 – the mother tongue should not be used by the learners

24 The maximum participation of students is possible while teaching English by the teacher using authentic tasks through

  1. structural approach
  2. communicative approach
  3. grammar translation method
  4. direct method

Option 2 – communicative approach

25 Ria, a teacher of class II, is presenting language items in her instructions and the learners are doing exactly as she is telling them to do. What is the practicing?

  1. Communicative language method
  2. Total physical response
  3. Direct method
  4. Audio-lingual method

Option 1 – Communicative language method

26 While teaching language to learners a teacher should teach

  1. in an integrated manner
  2. by giving instructions
  3. through imitation
  4. in isolation

Option 2 – by giving instructions

27 A teacher asks the learners to think of ideas quickly about the topic ‘Save Water’ and also asks them to note down their ideas before writing an article on ‘Save Water’. She is focusing on

  1. drill
  2. brainstorming
  3. assessment
  4. check list

Option 2 – brainstorming

28 A teacher of class III wants learners to know about the Diwali festival and write a small paragraph on it. She should

  1. write about the festival on the blackboard and ask students to copy it
  2. read out about Diwali from an essay book
  3. give homework to learners to write 10 lines on Diwali
  4. ask different students to tell their experiences in their class about celebrating Diwali and then sum up

Option 2 – read out about Diwali from an essay book

29 In a language learning class meaningful environment can be created by

  1. fun activities
  2. dramatization
  3. story telling
  4. All of the above

Option 4 – All of the above

30 Which is the most effective teaching method in a language class? ( Principles Of Language Teaching MCQ )

  1. Laying too much emphasis on correct pronunciation
  2. Reading out letters and essays from a book
  3. Emphasis on reading with correct into nation and speed
  4. Discussing a topic or idea of learner’s interest, using simple vocabulary

Option 4 – Discussing a topic or idea of learner’s interest, using simple vocabulary

31 Smriti, a class II teacher has been assigned the task of teaching English to her students. Which factors she should keep in mind?

  1. All students are alike in their attitudes and aptitudes
  2. All students come from same type of family backgrounds
  3. All students are equally motivated to learn English language
  4. All learners possess different abilities, personalities and belong to different backgrounds

Option 4 – All learners possess different abilities, personalities and belong to different backgrounds

32 In an English class, mother tongue influence can be effectively minimized by ……….

  1. using the mother tongue more often
  2. giving examples from the mother tongue
  3. giving a lot of exposure to the target language
  4. giving inputs from the target language in a simple graded manner

Option 4 – giving inputs from the target language in a simple graded manner

33 Students are most likely to be intrinsically motivated to learn and master subject matter when they

  1. know that they will be tested on their understanding of the content in near future
  2. believe that the work they are doing is interesting and relates to their own lives
  3. perceive that their performance compares favorably with that of their peers engaged in the same task
  4. anticipate that they will receive positive reinforcement for achieving instructional objectives

Option 4 – anticipate that they will receive positive reinforcement for achieving instructional objectives

34 Sangeeta, English teacher of class V first explains the different parts of a sentence, and then she teaches the synthesis of sentences so that her learners can easily understand the concept. She is following the principle of

  1. induction to deduction
  2. concrete to abstract
  3. known to unknown
  4. analysis to synthesis

Option 2 – concrete to abstract

35 Which is no longer a position of English language in India?

  1. Link language
  2. Associate-official language
  3. Global language
  4. Foreign language

Option 4 – Foreign language

36 Which of the following is not a characteristic of a language? ( Principles Of Language Teaching MCQ )

  1. A vital part of the growth process
  2. Has its own set of grammatical rules
  3. It is productive and creative
  4. It is spontaneous, not a result of evolution

Option 4 – It is spontaneous, not a result of evolution

37 Which of the following is not a language component?

  1. Sound
  2. Symbols
  3. Vocabulary
  4. Structures

Option 4 – Structures

38 Which of the following statements is/are not correct? ( Principles Of Language Teaching MCQ )

  1. Language helps in uniting thoughts and identities of the individual
  2. In India, language diversity poses a complex problem
  3. Language is one of the most important form of communication among humans
  4. In India, English language is spoken by 80% of population

Option 2 – In India, language diversity poses a complex problem

39 Before coming to school children are

  1. fully aware of all the grammatical rules related to language
  2. do not know anything about the second language
  3. well equipped in their native language to understand and explain
  4. well versed in more than one languages

Option 3 – well equipped in their native language to understand and explain

40 In learning a new language

  1. the knowledge of mother tongue is helpful
  2. the use of mother tongue interferes rather than facilities
  3. the mother tongue should not be used at all by the learners
  4. None of the above

Option 1 – the knowledge of mother tongue is helpful

41 Which of the following statements is incorrect?

  1. Language has three constituents-sound, vocabulary, and structure
  2. The main focus of teaching English is passing the examination through cramming
  3. Regional speech habits do not influence the pronunciation of English words
  4. None of the above

Option 3 – Regional speech habits do not influence pronunciation of English words

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