CTET September 2014 – Paper – I (English Language) Answer Key

Directions (Q. Nos. 136 to 150) : Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q136. The teacher’s role is shifting from “sage on the stage” to “guide on the side”. Technology integration helps this process when
A. systems store more data and administer tests individually to students
B. students actively search for and explore answers instead of receiving standard inputs
C. easy retrieval of large quantities of stored data is used to facilitate preparation of notes
D. assessment of students’ online inputs is done quickly without supervision, at any time

Q137. Slow learners fail to grasp effectively and mix up words and structures easily. Teachers can remediate by beginning with
A. setting drills for practice
B. pairing them with ‘clever students
C. identifying the areas of difficulty
D. preparing a summary of the content

Q138. According to language acquisition theory, when there is a lack of sufficient information in the language input, there is a universal grammar that applies to all
A. colloquial languages
B. modern language
C. classical languages
D. human languages

Q139. For English as a second language, ‘acquisition-poor environment’s is one where
A. Hindi/Mother tongue is the lingua franca
B. English language is used only in the classroom
C. English is not spoken at home at all
D. access to any learning material is unavailable to students

Q140. At Class II, sharing stories, familiar experiences, and interests, employing gestures where appropriate, is a sub-skill of function.
A. reading
B. listening
C. speaking
D. writing.

Q141. In the case of vocabulary use, grammar provides a pathway to learners to
A. speak in formal situations with greater accuracy and confidence
B. “re-téll listening inputs into oral output
C. combine lexical items into meaningful and
communicative expression
D. draft formal pieces of writing in higher classes

Q142. Selection of language items while determining the second language syllabus should take into account
A. the minimal disruption of school schedule
B. how easy it is to learn/use the item .
C. how easy it is to teach the concept
D. the frequency and range of use of the items

Q143. One of the sub-skills that is assessed for speaking would be
A. understanding, and responding in a paragraph, to literary works
B. using appropriate volume, clarity and gestures in individual or group situations
‘C. spelling common, frequently used words correctly
D. listening actively and responding to others in small and large group situations

Q144. Grammar gains its prominence in language teaching, particularly in English as a foreign language. Accuracy in language use can be achieved through
A. intensive practice with sentence patterns
B. grammar is taught as the basis for all four language skills
C. reading more books written in the target language
D. integrating knowledge of structures with use and meaning

Q145. “Some research has shown that developing students’ native language skills leads to higher scores academically over the long term in English.”A bilingual class would be characterized by
A. the use of students’ native language in the second language class
B. revision work done in the native language.
C. more guided translation activities, individual/ collaborative
D. the re-formulation of concepts, structure-use in the native language

Q146. Motivation is an important factor in language learning. For example, in Class VI, __ may be done.
A. memorization and use of necessary vocabulary
B. systematic analysis and use of structures
C. use of visual devices and game-like exercises
D. use of the mother tongue as the ‘medium’

Q147. Second language acquisition is more effective when it
A. is used as the basis for discussing grammatical concepts
B. involves periodic revision work by the teacher and students
C. involves mostly self-study by students, using certain guidelines
D. is practised in situations familiar to students

Q148. Among the four language skills, which pair the reinforcement skills?
.A Reading and listening
B. Speaking and listening
C. Reading and speaking
D. Speaking and writing

Q149. Students of Class IV can recognize flawed. sentence construction when the teacher
A. tells them something is wrong
B. gives alternatives as possible corrections
C. lets them find the corrections
D. focuses on certain surface errors

Q150. The teacher and student/s discuss a topic and the form starts the conversation by asking a question, then i student/s respond by giving examples and explanation The speaking assessment here is to grade how we students
A. speak fluently and creatively
B. process information and respond appropriately
C. express themselves
D. respond in an appropriate tone and express themselves fluently and accurately


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