Word Forms and Types Quiz

TEFL Quiz for TEFL Teachers

A TEFL Quiz for TEFL teachers

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Look at each list of words and identify what the words in it have in common.

1. a, an, the

determiners
auxiliaries
interjections
a) determiners b) auxiliaries c) interjections

2. can't, gimme, won't

auxiliaries
contractions
abbreviations
a) auxiliaries b) contractions c) abbreviations

3. creative cat, slippery snake, tiny Tim

hyperbole
alliteration
onomatopoeia
a) hyperbole b) alliteration c) onomatopoeia

4. Australia, President Nixon, Lake Ontario

palindromes
proper nouns
compound nouns
a) palindromes b) proper nouns c) compound nouns

5. bedroom, six-pack, White House

common nouns
collective nouns
compound nouns
a) common nouns b) collective nouns c) compound nouns

6. her, these, which

pronouns
determiners
possessives
a) pronouns b) determiners c) possessives

7. break down, get up, put off

modal verbs
linking verbs
phrasal verbs
a) modal verbs b) linking verbs c) phrasal verbs

8. a mixed blessing, down to earth, run out of steam

idioms
quotes
proverbs
a) idioms b) quotes c) proverbs

9. odd, strange, weird

similes
adverbs
synonyms
a) similes b) adverbs c) synonyms

10. broken, chosen, founded

irregular verbs
past participles
past simple forms
a) irregular verbs b) past participles c) past simple forms

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