Teaching Reading Quiz

TEFL Quiz for TEFL Teachers

A TEFL Quiz for TEFL teachers

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1. When you teach students how to look for specific details in a text you are showing them how to

skip
skim
scan
a) skip b) skim c) scan

2. When choosing extensive reading materials for English language learners, the level should be

much higher than they are capable of reading
slightly lower than they are capable of reading
similar to their language level in their own native language
a) read quickly and accurately without great effort in decoding b) slightly lower than they are capable of reading c) similar to their language level in their own native language

3. Like the skill of listening, reading is typically classified as a

receptive skill
productive skill
reproductive skill
a) receptive skill b) productive skill c) reproductive skill

4. KWL asks students to determine what they

Know, Want to know, Learned
Keep in their heads, Write down, Let go
are Keen about, Willing to learn, Looking for
a) Know, Want to know, Learned b) Keep in their heads, Write down, Let go c) are Keen about, Willing to learn, Looking for

5. Simplified books that are written for English learners at specific reading levels are called

levelled forms
authentic texts
graded readers
a) levelled forms b) authentic texts c) graded readers

6. A reading task that asks "What's the main idea?" could also be worded this way:

Paraphrase
Find the gist
Identify the genre
a) Paraphrase b) Find the gist c) Identify the genre

7. What does the term "dumbing down" refer to in relation to ELL reading materials?

Over-simplifying the content, rather than just making it easier to read
Being able to summarize the main idea without understanding key points
Reading out loud in a slower way to not sound like a native speaker
a) Over-simplifying the content, rather than just making it easier to read b) Being able to summarize the main idea without understanding key points c) Reading out loud in a slower way to not sound like a native speaker

8. Words from different languages that have a common origin and are often similar in meaning are called

similes
cognates
synonyms
a) similes b) cognates c) synonyms

9. A person is considered a "fluent" reader if he can

translate basic text from one language to another
pronounce authentic text properly when reading aloud
read quickly and accurately without great effort in decoding
a) translate basic text from one language to another b) pronounce authentic text properly when reading aloud c) read quickly and accurately without great effort in decoding

10. When beginner readers demonstrate an understanding of individual sounds in spoken words, they have

syllabic thinking
phonemic awareness
alphabetic understanding
a) syllabic thinking b) phonemic awareness c) alphabetic understanding

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