Role Of Listening And Speaking Functions Of Language

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Role Of Listening And Speaking Functions Of Language

01 The international routine during speaking assessment includes a

  1. describing one’s school or its environment informally
  2. negotiating meanings, taking turns and allowing others to take turns
  3. telephonic conversation with other one learner
  4. comparing two or more objects/places for the assessor

Option 2 – negotiating meanings, taking turns and allowing others to take turns

02 Which one of the following is not a correct statement?

  1. reading is the third stage following speaking
  2. the writing skill should be developed before listening skills
  3. practice in listening should precede practice in speaking
  4. speaking gives an opportunity to express feelings and emotions

Option 2 – the writing skill should be developed before listening skills

03 A teacher of class II indulges in story sessions in the class. After the story is over the teacher asks the students to repeat some words used in the story. Which learning skills is the teacher trying to develop in the learners?

  1. speaking
  2. listening
  3. all of the above
  4. none of these

Option 3 – all of the above

04 Which of the following is an objective of speech in the learning process?

  1. improving one’s writing
  2. improving one’s listening ability
  3. making learner a good thinker
  4. making learner good in speaking with correct intonation and stress

Option 4 – making learner good in speaking with correct intonation and stress

05 Children often feel shy to speak in English. What strategy can be adopted by the teacher to overcome this problem?

  1. asking children to read out loud in the class
  2. engage learners in game activity which requires verbal interaction
  3. ask children to watch English programmes on TV
  4. read English newspaper

Option 2 – engage learners in game activity which requires verbal interaction

06 Garima Mukherjee, English teacher of class III asks students how they greet each other or elders, how they share their experiences or interests, how they ask for their favorite food, or what all they share about their family with friends. She does this in order to improve ………. skill of her learners.

  1. reading
  2. listening
  3. speaking
  4. writing

Option 3 – speaking

07 Communicative fluency in speaking can be developed through ………

  1. language input
  2. structured output
  3. communicative output
  4. all of the above

Option 4 – all of the above

08 The spoken skills in a language teaching classroom can be developed through

  1. enabling activities with a focus on conversation skills leading to communicative competence
  2. group activities where learners can talk in whichever language they would like to
  3. engaging in small talk as confident aggressive learners
  4. encourage play with no other objectives

Option 1 – enabling activities with a focus on conversation skills leading to communicative competence

09 Ria is unable to pronounce the words ‘smile’ and ‘school’ clearly. As her teacher, what will you do?

  1. humiliate Ria by isolating her and asking her to repeat the words
  2. asking the entire class to repeat the words and appreciating Ria when she repeats them correctly
  3. make Ria repeat the ‘words’ many times
  4. Make Ria understand the meaning and the sound pattern and get the class as a whole to listen to these words through an audio-visual medium

Option 4 – Make Ria understand the meaning and the sound pattern and get the class as a whole to listen to these words through an audio-visual medium

10 Telling interesting stories to young learners is primarily meant for improving their

  1. writing skills
  2. speaking skills
  3. listening skills
  4. reading skills

Option 3 – listening skills

11 The main purpose of using oral drill is

  1. to assess the comprehension skills of learners
  2. to improve pronunciation and accuracy
  3. to enhance the speaking skills of learners
  4. to improve retention capacity of learners

Option 2 – to improve pronunciation and accuracy

12 ‘Decorum’ in spoken language pertains to

  1. correct grammatical usage
  2. voice quality or loudness
  3. clarity and purity of style
  4. appropriate gestures

Option 4 – appropriate gestures

13 A fellow traveller at the airport has just finished reading the newspaper and you want him/her to pass it to you. Choose how you will make the request?

  1. pass me the paper
  2. pass me the paper, please
  3. can you pass me the paper
  4. could you possibly pass me the newspaper?

Option 4 – could you possibly pass me the newspaper?

14 ” You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: victory”. Churchill asks a question and then goes on to answer it. Such a question is

  1. a prompt
  2. explanatory
  3. rhetorical
  4. stylized

Option 3 – rhetorical

15 A student recommends the reading of the latest best-seller, saying it is very interesting. You listen, trying to make out whether the student’s observation is sincere or not. This type of listening can be described as

  1. critical
  2. comprehension
  3. sympathetic
  4. active

Option 1 – critical

16 Students learning a language often lack confidence when speaking due to the language’s unique pronunciation rules. One way to overcome this problem is

  1. children reading aloud in class
  2. using game like activities which require verbal interaction in classroom
  3. conducting special speech therapy with a counselor
  4. correcting errors whenever they happen

Option 2 – using game like activities which require verbal interaction in classroom

17 Which activity best supports the practice of speaking skills? ( Role Of Listening And Speaking Functions Of Language )

  1. students independently research a topic and present a formal report
  2. teacher is giving purposeful dictation by integrating it with a spoken activity
  3. individually, students read a case-study and draft a response
  4. students tell their version of a story based on some hints and apply it to a problem-solving situation

Option 4 – students tell their version of a story based on some hints and apply it to a problem-solving situation

18 Develop a resource box for class I. Teacher gives three instructions to each student regarding which items are to be put in it. (e.g. puppets, pieces of coloured fabric, brushes, stencils, colour pencils, small toys etc). Students follow instructions. The activity is

  1. listening with concentration for specific information needed for a task
  2. stage in a listening session when a listener completes a task
  3. listening to natural conversation between teacher and student
  4. listening to a speech which is semi-scripted

Option 1 – listening with concentration for specific information needed for a task

19 Learning to speak in a second language does not involve

  1. its pronunciation
  2. culturally bound speaking events
  3. theoretical knowledge of a language
  4. second language grammatical knowledge

Option 3 – theoretical knowledge of a language

20 An intonation may not be a ……….

  1. loud
  2. sliding
  3. rising
  4. falling

Option 1 – loud

21 Which of the following is not a criteria of listening? ( Role Of Listening And Speaking Functions Of Language )

  1. recognizing words
  2. recognizing stress, rhythm, tone and intonation
  3. avoiding distractions
  4. being attentive but avoiding eye contact

Option 4 – being attentive but avoiding eye contact

22 Poetry recitation helps learners to

  1. learn proper intonation and stress
  2. understand same sound words
  3. learn rhythm
  4. none of the above

Option 1 – learn proper intonation and stress

23 Speaking is an active process while listening is a ……… process

  1. slow
  2. passive
  3. fast
  4. dormant

Option 2 – passive

24 Which of the following is not a role of listening? ( Role Of Listening And Speaking Functions Of Language )

  1. understanding the message and content
  2. focusing on what the other person is trying to say
  3. expressing one’s feelings before someone
  4. understanding facts and concepts

Option 3 – expressing one’s feelings before someone

25 A teacher can develop listening skills in English by

  1. speaking to learners continuously both within the classroom and outside
  2. focusing only on listening skills without associating it with other language skills
  3. creating opportunities for learners to listen to a variety of sources and people and engage in listening activities
  4. making the learners listen to everything they hear passively

Option 3 – creating opportunities for learners to listen to a variety of sources and people and engage in listening activities

26 Correct speech habits can be effectively developed through

  1. quizzes
  2. dictation
  3. pronunciation practice
  4. vocabulary practice

Option 3 – pronunciation practice

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