Teaching Vocabulary Quiz

TEFL Quiz for TEFL Teachers

A TEFL Quiz for TEFL teachers

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1. The majority of vocabulary acquisition occurs

independently by learners studying word lists
incidentally through oral and written exposure
intentionally through formal classroom instruction
a) independently by learners studying word lists b) incidentally through oral and written exposure c) intentionally through formal classroom instruction

2. Which of the following is NOT a word learning strategy?

chunking
choral reading
contextual analysis
a) chunking b) choral reading c) contextual analysis

3. Vocabulary acquisition tends to happen more quickly when a student's L1 and L2 share

inflection
cognates
diphthongs
a) inflection b) cognates c) diphthongs

4. Match this definition to the correct vocabulary teaching strategy: Students encounter the same word in a variety of contexts

multiple exposure
multisensory approach
multiword verb introduction
a) multiple exposure b) multisensory approach c) multiword verb introduction

5. In the word development the letters "-ment" form the

root
suffix
prefix
a) root b) suffix c) prefix

6. Which sentence is an example of a figure of speech called "hyperbole"?

I asked him a million times.
Her voice is as sweet as candy.
There was a deafening silence in the room.
a) I asked him a million times. b) Her voice is as sweet as candy. c) There was a deafening silence in the room.

7. When the direct object of a separable phrasal verb is a pronoun, it

MUST go after the two parts
MUST go between the two parts
can go between or after the two parts
a) MUST go after the two parts b) MUST go between the two parts c) can go between or after the two parts

8. A group of words with a meaning not deducible from the individual words is called

an idiom
a proverb
onomatopoeia
a) an idiom b) a proverb c) onomatopoeia

9. Phrases that help learners perform everyday tasks, such as giving advice or apologizing, are often called

surviving language
functional language
self-access language
a) surviving language b) functional language c) self-access language

10. When a teacher uses language games to encourage students to acquire an interest in words, students are more likely to develop

whole language
vernacular style
word consciousness
a) whole language b) vernacular style c) word consciousness

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