Q1 An activity that requires a class to design and present a powerpoint on the importance of water conservation in a target language is an activity-

A. Multi-disciplinary

B. Science project

C. Group

D. Language practice

Q. 2 Learning a new language after puberty leads to…….of a foreign language.

A. Normal acquisition

B. Greater mastery

C. Loss of mastery

D. Difficulty in acquisition

Q. 3 Home language is…… a natural way.

A. Promoted

B. Acquired

C. Learnt

D. Taught

Q.4.  “Language acquisition can be

automatically attained” this statement is favoured by:

A. Cognitivists

B. Behaviourists

C. Both (A) and (B)

D. None of the above

Q.5. As per Noam Chomsky’s theory, the role of Language Acquisition Device (LAD) is to:

A. Learn languages in formal schools.

B. Imitate the language of adults.

C. Generate grammar rules.

D. Memorize grammar rules.

Q.6.  A ‘critical period’ during language learning is:

A. the period during which language can be acquired with greater ease than any other time.

B. the length of time before a comprehensive assessment takes place in class.

C. best preparatory period for any language project.

D. special time set aside for students to intensively practice language use.


Q.7 The idea that children are born with language acquisition device is given by: 

a. Chomsky

b. Vygotsky

c. Piaget

d. Skinner

Q.8 Which observation supports Noam Chomsky’s ideas about language acquisition?

A. Children’s language development follows a similar pattern across cultures.

B. The stages of language development occur at about the same ages in most children.

C. Children acquire language quickly and effortlessly.

D. All of these

Q.9 Language Acquisition

stands for:

A. Learning a language without making any deliberate or conscious effort.

B. Learning a language through some specific language methodology.

C. Learning a language by taking recourse to one’s mother tongue.

D. Learning a language with a deliberate and conscious effort.

Q.10 As per Noam Chomsky’s theory, the role of Language Acquisition Device (LAD) is to:

A. Learn languages in formal schools.

B.Imitate the language of adults.

C. Generate grammar rules.

D. Memorize grammar rules.

Q.11 Learners acquire a Language by:

A. analysing the structure of the language.

B. studying the literature of that language.

C. learning about the culture of the speakers of that language.

D. Using the language in a natural interactive environment.

Q.12 The linguist, Noam Chomsky

maintains that every child has an innate language acquisition device (LAD) that he/she uses for:

A. Complex words

B. Semantics

C. Phonemes

D. Universal grammar

Q.13 The ‘acquired system’ or

‘acquisition’ of a language is


A. Formal skills development.

B. Subconscious process of learning.

C. Input-output process.

D. Self-monitoring of learning


Q.14 According to language acquisition theory, when there is a lack of sufficient information in the language input, there is a universal grammar that applies to all…

A. Colloquial languages

B. Modern languages

C. Classical languages

D. Human languages

Q.15 For English as a second

language, ‘acquisition-poor

environment’ is one where..

A Hindi/Mother tongue is the lingua franca

B. English language is used only in the classroom

C. English is not spoken at home at all

D. Access to any learning material is unavailable to students

Q.16 Students can master complex language structures without being aware of the fact they are doing so, through….

A. Regular, simple grammar practice sessions

B.Teachers avoiding the teaching of structures altogether

C. Use of grammar games with a focus on relevant structures

D. More speaking and listening practice with regular feedback

Q.17 Of the following, which one is the most important prerequisite for language learning, whether first or second?

A. A structural-situational approach

B. Skills-based instruction

C. A multilingual approach

D. An input-rich communicational environment

Q.18 When young learners seem

to lose interest in a lesson, the

teacher should…..

A. allow them to go out and play

B. ask them to sleep for a while

B. tell a story or conduct an interesting activity

C. ask them to sit quietly for some time

Q.19 Fluency in English can be

developed through :

A. Creating opportunities to use the target language for communication.

B. the teacher talking for most of the time

C. the teacher being alert to spot the errors and correct them

D. allowing students who are not confident to have the freedom to

be quiet


Q.20 A teacher engages her learners in a fun activity before beginning a new lesson. The purpose of this activity is to….

A. divert the attention of the learners

B. reduce the workload of the teacher

C. motivate and energise the learners

D. discipline the learners before the lesson

Q.21 For enabling her students to

gain mastery over English the

teacher should

A. regularly expose the learners to a variety of language inputs

B. constantly check the learners for all the errors they make

C. emphasise learning of grammar

D. stop use of their vernacular

Q.22 Language learning is better

achieved by what students learn….

A. Is closer in form and sound to their mother tongue

B. Helps them improve their chances of college admission

C. Is functional in terms of their life values and goals

D. Is in a controlled classroom environment

Q.23 Generally speaking the first language is…..

A. Marked by the characteristic difficulty in mastering it

B. Marked by the influences of the school environment the child is studying in

C. Marked by the accent and regional expressions of the area where students grow up

D. Influenced by the grammar and style of second language

Q.24 Effective learning takes

place when students are:

A. passive

B. interactive

C. quiet

D. good at preparing for examinations


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