Speaking Terminology Quiz

A TEFL quiz for TEFL teachers

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests your understanding of terms in the TEFL Glossary that are related to speaking.

1. You can know which country, region or social class a speaker comes from if you recognise their

accent
voicings
intonation
a) accent b) voicings c) intonation

2. Emphasis or extra time given to certain syllables or words when speaking is called

exclamation
inflection
stress
a) exclamation b) inflection c) stress

3. "Intonation" refers to changes of _____ when speaking.

pitch
volume
accent
a) pitch b) volume c) accent

4. The word "difficult" has three

tones
syllables
pronunciations
a) tones b) syllables c) pronunciations

5. "Voicing" refers to whether _____ is voiced or not, as in /s/ (not voiced) and /z/ (voiced).

a word
a sound
an expression
a) a word b) a sound c) an expression

6. "Inflection" can refer to the use of a rising or falling _____ when pronouncing a particular sound, word or phrase.

stress
volume
tone
a) stress b) volume c) tone

7. When learners use words or phrases without really understanding their meaning, they're using

formulaic speech
automaticity
idiomatic speech
a) formulaic speech b) automaticity c) idiomatic speech

8. When a native speaker or advanced learner makes a minor mistake when speaking, it's often called

a chunk
a slip
a skim
a) a chunk b) a slip c) a skim

9. The study of language sounds and sound patterns is called

acoustics
semantics
phonology
a) acoustics b) semantics c) phonology

10. The ability of native speakers and advanced learners to speak unconsciously or without effort can be called

automaticity
unconsciousness
nativity
a) automaticity b) unconsciousness c) nativity

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