ESL Supplemental #154 Practice Exam #1

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In this quiz we’ll be taking a look at the Texas English as a Second Language (ESL) supplemental exam, asking questions with examples such as what is being demonstrated when ESL students are able to network and converse during lunchtime. What can you tell us?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Several ESL students enjoy conversing during their lunch and recess breaks.  They are able to enter in to conversation with each other and students from the class.  They seem to do well in familiar, predictable face to face situations.  They are demonstrating:
    • A. 

      Academic language proficiency

    • B. 

      Syntactic accuracy

    • C. 

      Functional language

    • D. 

      Social-communicative competence

  • 2. 
    Some student in the ESL classroom have developed the ability to understand and produce increasingly complex oral and written language.  As they progress, they are required to understand linguistically and conceptually demanding content information.  This ability refers to:
    • A. 

      Social language proficiency

    • B. 

      Linguistic ability

    • C. 

      Academic language proficiency

    • D. 

      Functional ability

  • 3. 
    Kim is talking with her friends when her teacher approaches and asks her a question.  She stands up and answers the question.  Her speech is very formal and much different from the casual language she had been using with her friends.  The use of different language forms that depend on the setting, the relationship of the speaker to the person to whom they are speaking, and the function of the interaction is known as:
    • A. 

      Lexicon

    • B. 

      Pragmatics

    • C. 

      Social language

    • D. 

      Register