English Pedagogy Practice Questions – Set 01

Q1. A language teacher asks students to collect flowers to make a flower scrap book. She also asks them to write the name of each flower in their language and in English. This activity will help her to promote _________.

(a) a love for nature

(b) integration of subjects

(c) multilingualism

(d) language across the curriculum

Q2. The language which is learnt from environment without any explicit teaching is

(a) First language

(b) Second language

(c) Third language

(d) School language

Q3. A teacher of class VI has labeled the classroom objects such as blackboard, door, window, fan, table, chair etc. in different languages (Hindi, English, Urdu, Sanskrit etc). Here the classroom as a whole

(a) is learning through grammar translation method.

(b) is creating a language confusion in students.

(c) is focusing on three language formula.

(d) is a rich resource for promoting multilingualism.

Q4. A teacher of class II uses learner’s knowledge and language to build a bridge between his mother tongue and English language teaching. Here learner’s language is used in teaching English as a _____.

(a) hindrance                                      

(b) translation

(c) resource                                        

(d) pattern

Q5. The multilingual nature of the Indian class-room must be used as a resource so that ________.

(a) every child feels secure and accepted.

(b) every child learns at the same pace.

(c) children can learn many languages.

(d) the teacher develops language proficiency.

Q6. A teacher wants to create a language rich environment in her class. She should:

(a) establish a language lab in her class.

(b) motivate parents to buy language games and activities.

(c) provide an opportunity where the language is seen, noticed and used by children.

(d) ask students to use only English while communicating in the class with peers.

Q7. In the multilingual classroom learners can interact _____.

(a) in the medium of instruction followed by the school.

(b) in their own language and can be a mix of words from more than one language.

(c) only in the language prescribed in three-language formula.

(d) in the language with which the teacher is familiar.

Q8. A child got admission to a new school. The teacher was surprised to see that she would speak four languages fluently but could not speak in English. She is a

(a) monolingual

(b) bilingual

(c) multilingual

(d) linguist

Q9. Which of the following statements is correct?

(a) Children’s first language is a hurdle in learning English.

(b) It is difficult to teach English as they use their first language in every aspect and ignore English.

(c) As a teacher you would like to give a list of English words on the very first day.

(d) Children come to school with a treasure of experience and their mother tongue acts like a resource in learning English.

Q10. According to National Curriculum Framework, 2005, “English in India is ________ in a multilingual country.

(a) a first language

(b) a foreign language

(c) a global language

(d) an associate language

Answers:

  • 1 – c
  • 2 – a
  • 3 – d
  • 4 – c
  • 5 – a
  • 6 – c
  • 7 – b
  • 8 – c
  • 9 – d
  • 10 – c

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