Subject Knowledge Review - English

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English Subject Knowledge Review


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The children are seated on the carpet.
    • A. 

      Standard English

    • B. 

      Non-Standard English

  • 2. 
    I ain't got no money.
    • A. 

      Standard English

    • B. 

      Non-Standard English

  • 3. 
    May I order some drinks, please?
    • A. 

      Standard English

    • B. 

      Non-Standard English

  • 4. 
    You were about ten years old at the time.
    • A. 

      Standard English

    • B. 

      Non-Standard English

  • 5. 
    You better shove off, mate.
    • A. 

      Standard English

    • B. 

      Non-Standard English

  • 6. 
    Aghast, he looked at the twins.
    • A. 

      Standard English

    • B. 

      Non-Standard English

  • 7. 
    In which of the following situations would you expect Standard English to be most consistently used?  Tick three.
    • A. 

      A written application for a teaching post

    • B. 

      Children talking in the playground

    • C. 

      A phone-in radio chat show

    • D. 

      The Chancellor's Budget speech

    • E. 

      A television news report

  • 8. 
    Why might Standard English be used in the situations ticked above?  Tick two
    • A. 

      It is informal

    • B. 

      It can be understood by a wide audience

    • C. 

      It identifies the user as an educated person who can use language appropriately

    • D. 

      It is pronounced in a non-regional accent

  • 9. 
    Both spoken and written language are produced with an audience in mind.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Spaces between words are a feature of written, rather than spoken English.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Written and spoken language can often serve the same purpose.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Cohesion is a feature of spoken, rather than written, language.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Bias only occurs in spoken English.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Fill in the blank: _______________ English tends to use more formal vocabulary and structures.
    • A. 

      Written

    • B. 

      Spoken

  • 15. 
    Fill in the blank: In _________________ English, the lack of context means that more explicit information needs to be provided.
    • A. 

      Written

    • B. 

      Spoken

  • 16. 
    Fill in the blank: Complex sentences are more commonly found in _____________ English.
    • A. 

      Written

    • B. 

      Spoken

  • 17. 
    Fill in the blank: Gramatical structures are often less regular in ___________ English.
    • A. 

      Written

    • B. 

      Spoken

  • 18. 
    The terms 'consonant' and 'vowel' refer to speech sounds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Some speech sounds can be spelled in more than one way.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Phonemes vary from language to language.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    There are 33 phonemes in spoken English.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    How many phonemens in the word? Lion
  • 23. 
    How many phonemens in the word? Bear
  • 24. 
    How many phonemens in the word? Elephant
  • 25. 
    How many phonemens in the word? Jackal
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