Teaching Listening Quiz

TEFL Quiz for TEFL Teachers

A TEFL Quiz for TEFL teachers

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1. An activity that involves listening to a text, taking notes and reconstructing the text is called

dictation
dictogloss
diction analysis
a) dictation b) dictogloss c) diction analysis

2. "Elision" occurs when

entire words disappear in spoken language
spoken sounds link together to form one sound
sounds or syllables are ommitted during speech
a) entire words disappear in spoken language b) spoken sounds link together to form one sound c) sounds or syllables are ommitted during speech

3. Downloadable recordings that can be used for in-class listening practice or self-study are known as

podcasts
recasts
outcasts
a) podcasts b) recasts c) outcasts

4. The rhythm of English speech results from

sentence stress
regional accent
informal contractions
a) sentence stress b) regional accent c) informal contractions

5. Which of the following tasks would you likely NOT see in a listening comprehension test?

Summarize the information that you hear
Make a prediction based on the dialogue
Spot the grammatical error in the transcript
a) Summarize the information that you hear b) Make a prediction based on the dialogue c) Spot the grammatical error in the transcript

6. A colloquialism is a word or phrase that is common in

grammar exercises
elementary classes
conversational language
a) grammar exercises b) elementary classes c) conversational language

7. What does "schemata" refer to in relation to a listening task?

level and speed of speaking in a recorded text
the usefulness of prior knowledge and experience
interest in a topic that students are going to hear about
a) level and speed of speaking in a recorded text b) the usefulness of prior knowledge and experience c) interest in a topic that students are going to hear about

8. Classify the following activity: Two students get together and create their own dialogue between a waitress and a customer in a restaurant.

listening task
pre-listening task
post-listening task
a) listening task b) pre-listening task c) post-listening task

9. Hesitation devices such as "er", "um" and "well" are also called

interceders
ejaculations
interjections
a) interceders b) ejaculations c) interjections

10. Words that signal new or important information

are usually structure words
have prominent sentence stress
are rarely one-syllable words
a) are usually structure words b) have prominent sentence stress c) are rarely one-syllable words

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