Teaching Speaking Quiz

TEFL Quiz for TEFL Teachers

A TEFL Quiz for TEFL teachers

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1. Which of the following refers to a casual form of conversation that breaks the ice or fills silence between people?

small talk
quick chat
instant message
a) small talk b) quick chat c) instant message

2. Which step does not belong in the pre-communicative stage of a speaking lesson?

introduce the function
provide useful expressions
play the recorded dialogue
a) introduce the function b) provide useful expressions c) play the recorded dialogue

3. "Wait time" refers to the amount of time

between giving a presentation and getting a mark
student should wait before asking a 2nd question
a teacher remains silent after asking a question
a) between giving a presentation and getting a mark b) student should wait before asking a 2nd question c) a teacher remains silent after asking a question

4. What type of speaking activity is this? Student A: You are boarding a bus. Ask the driver if it will take you to your hotel. Student B: You stop to pick up a business traveler. Help the traveler find the right route.

cloze
jigsaw
roleplay
a) cloze b) jigsaw c) roleplay

5. Which role is the teacher playing here? The teacher listens to the students having a group discussion, and takes notes of sample language to go over later.

learner
mentor
assessor
a) learner b) mentor c) assessor

6. When setting up group discussions in the classroom it is a good idea to

vary group sizes from time to time
keep friends together whenever possible
choose a narrowed down topic for students
a) vary group sizes from time to time b) keep friends together whenever possible c) choose a narrowed down topic for students

7. The degree to which another person can understand someone's spoken language is referred to as

accuracy
appropriacy
intelligibility
a) accuracy b) appropriacy c) intelligibility

8. Which of the following is an important part of spoken language that should be covered in speaking lessons?

chants
gestures
convergence
a) chants b) gestures c) convergence

9. Choose the word that matches the following definition: a specific language goal or aim presented in a lesson

skill basis
pedagogic task
target structure
a) skill basis b) pedagogic task c) target structure

10. Maximizing STT is the same as

micromanaging small groups
maintaining classroom control
minimizing teacher talking time
a) micromanaging small groups b) micromanaging small groups c) minimizing teacher talking time

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