Teaching Writing Quiz

TEFL Quiz for TEFL Teachers

A TEFL Quiz for TEFL teachers

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1. Hyphens should be inserted only

between syllables
after a first syllable
in single-syllable words
a) between syllables b) after a first syllable c) in single-syllable words

2. Writing is a

subskill
receptive skill
productive skill
a) subskill b) receptive skill c) productive skill

3. Which of the following would you likely not encourage your students to use?

a cliche
an idiom
a metaphor
a) a cliche b) an idiom c) a metaphor

4. Which sentence requires a semi-colon or period rather than a comma?

If I arrive late, please save me a seat.
The show is at 5pm, this is the new time.
As he rushed off to school, he forgot his homework.
a) If I arrive late, please save me a seat. b) The show is at 5pm, this is the new time. c) As he rushed off to school, he forgot his homework.

5. Which of the following would be most suitable for an interactive writing activity?

writing a chain story
creating your resume
writing a company report
a) writing a chain story b) creating your resume c) writing a company report

6. Using information that you have heard or read, and rewriting it in your own words and form, is called

prescribing
plagiarising
paraphrasing
a) prescribing b) plagiarising c) paraphrasing

7. On a standardized exam, students may have to write a response based on a reading or listening passage. This section of a test is called

integrated writing
independent writing
standardized writing
a) integrated writing b) independent writing c) standardized writing

8. In a piece of writing, expressions such as "On the other hand" or "In addition" are known as

conjunctive phrases
transitional phrases
interlanguage phrases
a) conjunctive phrases b) transitional phrases c) interlanguage phrases

9. The method for teaching writing in which learners are given a model and then asked to create something similar is called the

process approach
product approach
prescriptive approach
a) process approach b) product approach c) prescriptive approach

10. Is the following sentence correctly punctuated? She has read "War and Peace."

no
yes
It depends on the variety of English
a) no b) yes c) It depends on the variety of English

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