Prelims Examination: Teaching Of Speaking

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The following are typical problems of a learner in speaking except for --

    • A.

      Cannot sustain spoken interaction beyond short segments

    • B.

      Lack of vocabulary needed to talk about common utterances

    • C.

      Has poor eyesight

    • D.

      Cannot participate actively in conversation

    Correct Answer
    C. Has poor eyesight
    Explanation
    This answer is the correct one because it is the only option that does not relate to the learner's speaking skills or abilities. The other options all describe difficulties or challenges that a learner may face in speaking, such as not being able to sustain spoken interaction, lacking vocabulary, or not being able to actively participate in a conversation. However, having poor eyesight does not directly impact a learner's speaking skills.

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  • 2. 

    Language learners need to recognize that speaking involves the use of the right words in the right order with the correct pronunciation.  Which one is described?

    • A.

      Mechanics

    • B.

      Functions

    • C.

      Social Cultural Rules and Norms

    Correct Answer
    A. Mechanics
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mechanics. This is because mechanics refers to the technical aspects of language, such as grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. It involves using the correct words in the correct order and pronouncing them correctly. This is essential for effective communication in any language.

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  • 3. 

    Language learners need to recognize that speaking involves the understanding how to take into account who is speaking to whom, in what circumstances, about what, and for what reason. Which one is described?

    • A.

      Mechanics

    • B.

      Functions

    • C.

      Social Cultural Rules and Norms

    Correct Answer
    C. Social Cultural Rules and Norms
    Explanation
    Language learners need to recognize the social and cultural rules and norms that govern communication. This includes understanding how to adapt their speech based on factors such as the identity of the speaker and the listener, the context in which the conversation takes place, the topic being discussed, and the purpose of the communication. By understanding and adhering to these social and cultural rules, language learners can effectively communicate and avoid misunderstandings or inappropriate speech.

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  • 4. 

    Language learners need to recognize that speaking involves the knowing when clarity of message is essential and when precise understanding is not required. Which one is described?

    • A.

      Mechanics

    • B.

      Functions

    • C.

      Social Cultural Rules and Norms

    Correct Answer
    B. Functions
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Functions. This is because the question is asking about the ability of language learners to recognize when clarity of message is essential and when precise understanding is not required. This relates to the functions of language, which involve using language for different purposes such as expressing opinions, giving instructions, or asking for information, rather than focusing on the mechanics of grammar or the social and cultural rules and norms of language use.

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  • 5. 

    The following are reasons for poor speaking skills except for --

    • A.

      Lack of curriculum emphasis on speaking skills

    • B.

      Class conditions do not favor oral activities

    • C.

      Examination system does not emphasize oral skills

    • D.

      Lack of teachers speaking English

    Correct Answer
    D. Lack of teachers speaking English
    Explanation
    The answer is Lack of teachers speaking English. This is because the question is asking for reasons for poor speaking skills, and the other options provided are all valid reasons for this issue. Lack of curriculum emphasis on speaking skills, class conditions that do not favor oral activities, and an examination system that does not emphasize oral skills can all contribute to poor speaking abilities. However, the lack of teachers speaking English is not a reason for poor speaking skills, as it is the students themselves who need to develop their own speaking skills regardless of their teachers' proficiency in English.

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  • 6. 

    Examine the following.  What speech type is described in the examples?
    • Create social interaction •
    • “Face” the needs of participants •
    • Focus on participants and their social needs •
    • Interactive, requiring two-way participation •
    • Feedback and response •
    • May be casual or formal •
    • Reflect patterns and rules – e.g., for openings, topic choice, and closings. •
    • Include greetings, small talk, compliments, personal recounts, and narratives

    • A.

      Talk as an INTERACTION

    • B.

      Talk as a TRANSACTION

    • C.

      Talk as a PERFORMANCE

    Correct Answer
    A. Talk as an INTERACTION
    Explanation
    The examples provided describe speech that is interactive, requiring two-way participation, and includes feedback and response. This type of speech focuses on the needs of the participants and may be casual or formal. It also reflects patterns and rules for openings, topic choice, and closings. The speech type described in the examples is talk as an interaction, where communication is a social interaction between participants.

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  • 7. 

    Examine the following.  What speech type is described in the examples?
    • Giving or obtaining information, or getting goods and services
    • Focus on message  
    • Communication strategies
    • Information-oriented
    • Goods and services oriented

    • A.

      Talk as an INTERACTION

    • B.

      Talk as a TRANSACTION

    • C.

      Talk as a PERFORMANCE

    Correct Answer
    B. Talk as a TRANSACTION
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Talk as a TRANSACTION". This is because the examples given in the question focus on giving or obtaining information, or getting goods and services, which implies a transactional type of speech. The other options, "Talk as an INTERACTION" and "Talk as a PERFORMANCE", do not specifically mention the exchange of information or goods and services.

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  • 8. 

    Examine the following.  What speech type is described in the examples?
    • An audience
    • Speaker creates a “product”
    • A single speaker
    • Recognizable “scripts”
    • Accuracy of language
    • Language more formal 

    • A.

      Talk as an INTERACTION

    • B.

      Talk as a TRANSACTION

    • C.

      Talk as a PERFORMANCE

    Correct Answer
    C. Talk as a PERFORMANCE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Talk as a PERFORMANCE" because the examples suggest that the speaker is creating a "product" and using recognizable "scripts," indicating that the speech is planned and rehearsed. Additionally, the language used is more formal, which is often associated with performances. This type of speech is likely to be a one-way communication where the speaker is focused on delivering a polished presentation to the audience.

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  • 9. 

    To help students develop communicative efficiency in speaking, instructors can use a balanced activities approach that combines language input, structured output, and communicative output.Which is described in this statement?  It comes in the form of teacher talk, listening activities, reading passages, and the language heard and read outside of class. It gives learners the material they need to begin producing language themselves. 

    • A.

      Language input

    • B.

      Structured output

    • C.

      Communicative output

    Correct Answer
    A. Language input
    Explanation
    The given statement describes "language input". Language input refers to the language that learners hear or read, such as teacher talk, listening activities, and reading passages. It provides learners with the necessary material to start producing language themselves.

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  • 10. 

    To help students develop communicative efficiency in speaking, instructors can use a balanced activities approach that combines language input, structured output, and communicative output.Which is described in this statement?  The learners' main purpose is to complete a task, such as obtaining information, developing a travel plan, or creating a video. To complete the task, they may use the language that the instructor has just presented, but they also may draw on any other vocabulary, grammar, and strategies that they know. The criterion of success is whether the learner gets the message across. Accuracy is not a consideration unless the lack of it interferes with the message. 

    • A.

      Language input

    • B.

      Structured output

    • C.

      Communicative output

    Correct Answer
    C. Communicative output
    Explanation
    The statement describes the concept of communicative output. In this approach, the learners' main purpose is to complete a task and convey a message, rather than focusing on accuracy. They may use the language input provided by the instructor, as well as any other vocabulary, grammar, and strategies they know, to accomplish the task. The criterion of success is whether the learner effectively communicates the message, and accuracy is only important if it hinders the message. This approach emphasizes practical application and encourages students to use the language in real-life situations.

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  • 11. 

    To help students develop communicative efficiency in speaking, instructors can use a balanced activities approach that combines language input, structured output, and communicative output.Which is described in this statement?  It focuses on correct form. Students may have options for responses, but all of the options require them to use the specific form that the teacher has just introduced. 

    • A.

      Language input

    • B.

      Structured output

    • C.

      Communicative output

    Correct Answer
    B. Structured output
    Explanation
    The correct answer, structured output, is described in the statement. It mentions that students may have options for responses, but all of the options require them to use the specific form that the teacher has just introduced. This indicates that the activities focus on practicing and producing correct language forms, which aligns with the concept of structured output.

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  • 12. 

    Which language input is described? It focuses on information, whether it is a simple weather report or an extended lecture on an academic topic. It may also include descriptions of learning strategies and examples of their use.

    • A.

      Content-Oriented Input

    • B.

      Form-Oriented Input

    Correct Answer
    A. Content-Oriented Input
    Explanation
    Content-Oriented Input refers to language input that is focused on providing information, such as weather reports or academic lectures. It may also include descriptions of learning strategies and examples of their use. This type of input is centered around the content being presented rather than the specific form or structure of the language.

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  • 13. 

    Which language input is described? It focuses on ways of using the language: guidance from the teacher or another source on vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar (linguistic competence); appropriate things to say in specific contexts (discourse competence); expectations for rate of speech, pause length, turn-taking, and other social aspects of language use (sociolinguistic competence); and explicit instruction in phrases to use to ask for clarification and repair miscommunication (strategic competence).

    • A.

      Content-Oriented Input

    • B.

      Form-Oriented Input

    Correct Answer
    B. Form-Oriented Input
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Form-Oriented Input". This is because the description provided in the question focuses on the ways of using the language, such as vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar. It also mentions guidance on discourse competence, sociolinguistic competence, and strategic competence. These aspects are all related to the form or structure of the language rather than the content. Therefore, the language input described in the question is form-oriented.

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  • 14. 

    Examine the following.  What do these language activities teach?
    • Dialogs to model small talk
    • Open dialogs to practice feedback responses
    • Practice conversation starters
    • Practice topic fluency with question sheets

    • A.

      Teaching Talk as Interactions

    • B.

      Teaching Talk as Transactions

    • C.

      Teaching Talk as Performance

    Correct Answer
    A. Teaching Talk as Interactions
    Explanation
    The language activities mentioned in the question, such as modeling small talk, practicing feedback responses, practicing conversation starters, and practicing topic fluency with question sheets, all focus on developing communication skills through interaction. Therefore, the correct answer "Teaching Talk as Interactions" aligns with the description of the language activities provided.

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  • 15. 

    Examine the following.  What do these language activities teach?
    • Examples:
    –Information-gap activities–Role plays–Group discussions
    • Provide language support and follow-up activities to focus on accuracy.

    • A.

      Teaching Talk as Interactions

    • B.

      Teaching Talk as Transactions

    • C.

      Teaching Talk as Performance

    Correct Answer
    B. Teaching Talk as Transactions
    Explanation
    The correct answer, "Teaching Talk as Transactions," refers to language activities that focus on the exchange of information or completing a task through spoken interactions. These activities aim to develop students' ability to communicate effectively and accurately in real-life situations, such as negotiating, making requests, or giving instructions. By providing language support and follow-up activities to focus on accuracy, students can improve their speaking skills and develop a better understanding of how to engage in transactional conversations.

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  • 16. 

    Examine the following.  What do these language activities teach?
    • Use model speeches, presentations, and other model texts
    • Examine discourse and grammatical features
    • Studentss construct and practice parallel texts

    • A.

      Teaching Talk as Interactions

    • B.

      Teaching Talk as Transactions

    • C.

      Teaching Talk as Performance

    Correct Answer
    C. Teaching Talk as Performance
    Explanation
    The activities described in the question, such as using model speeches and examining discourse and grammatical features, suggest that the focus is on teaching students how to perform or deliver speeches and presentations effectively. This involves not only understanding the content and structure of the speech but also the use of appropriate language and communication skills. Therefore, the correct answer "Teaching Talk as Performance" aligns with the activities mentioned.

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  • 17. 

    The following are Jack Richards' recommendation for a successful teaching of speaking.  Which one is not included? 

    • A.

      Activities are suitable for students of different proficiency levels

    • B.

      Students have ample talking time

    • C.

      Students participate actively in lessons

    • D.

      Less monitoring on the teaching of speaking

    Correct Answer
    D. Less monitoring on the teaching of speaking
    Explanation
    The answer is "Less monitoring on the teaching of speaking". This is not included in Jack Richards' recommendations for successful teaching of speaking. The other recommendations include making activities suitable for students of different proficiency levels, providing students with ample talking time, and encouraging active participation of students in lessons.

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  • 18. 

    Language learners who lack confidence in their ability to participate successfully in oral interaction often listen in silence while others do the talking. One way to encourage such learners to begin to participate is to help them build up a stock of short responses that they can use in different types of exchanges. Such responses can be especially useful for beginners.  What is this strategy of developing speaking skills?

    • A.

      Using minimal responses

    • B.

      Recognizing scripts

    • C.

      Using language to talk about language

    Correct Answer
    A. Using minimal responses
    Explanation
    The strategy of developing speaking skills mentioned in the passage is using minimal responses. This involves teaching language learners short and simple responses that they can use in various types of conversations. This strategy is particularly helpful for beginners who lack confidence in participating in oral interactions. By having a stock of minimal responses, learners can feel more comfortable and start engaging in conversations.

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  • 19. 

    Some communication situations are associated with a predictable set of spoken exchanges. Greetings, apologies, compliments, invitations, and other functions that are influenced by social and cultural norms often follow patterns. So do the transactional exchanges involved in activities such as obtaining information and making a purchase. The relationship between a speaker's turn and the one that follows it can often be anticipated.  What is this strategy of developing speaking skills?

    • A.

      Using minimal responses

    • B.

      Recognizing scripts

    • C.

      Using language to talk about language

    Correct Answer
    B. Recognizing scripts
    Explanation
    Recognizing scripts is the strategy of developing speaking skills mentioned in the given passage. The passage explains that certain communication situations, such as greetings, apologies, compliments, and invitations, often follow predictable patterns influenced by social and cultural norms. Similarly, transactional exchanges, like obtaining information and making a purchase, also have predictable patterns. Recognizing scripts involves being able to anticipate the relationship between a speaker's turn and the one that follows it, based on these predictable patterns.

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  • 20. 

    Language learners are often too embarrassed or shy to say anything when they do not understand another speaker or when they realize that a conversation partner has not understood them. Instructors can help students overcome this reticence by assuring them that misunderstanding and the need for clarification can occur in any type of interaction, whatever the participants' language skill levels. Instructors can also give students strategies and phrases to use for clarification and comprehension check.  What is this strategy of developing speaking skills?

    • A.

      Using minimal responses

    • B.

      Recognizing scripts

    • C.

      Using language to talk about language

    Correct Answer
    C. Using language to talk about language
    Explanation
    This strategy of developing speaking skills is using language to talk about language. This involves teaching students specific phrases and strategies to use when they need clarification or do not understand something. By providing students with the tools to express their confusion or ask for clarification, instructors can help them overcome their reticence and improve their speaking skills.

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