TET English Language Set

Directions : (Q. Nos. 1-5) Read the poem carefully and answer the following questions. When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past, I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought, And with old woes new wail my dear times’s waste; Then I can drown an eye, unused to flow, For precious friends bid in the death’s dateless night, And weep afresh love’s long-since-cancelled woe, And moon the expense of many a vanished sight.
1. ‘sessions of sweet silent thought’ is an example of
(a) alliteration (b) assonance
(c) imagery (d) simile
Ans : (a)

2. The rhyme scheme in the poem is
(a) abba (b) abab
(c) baab (d) bacd
Ans : (b)

3. Which of the following words taken from the poem is an example of personification?
(a) eye (b) time
(c) love’s (d) moon
Ans : (c)

4. Pick out the correct example of metaphor.
(a) eyes like two lamps
(b) the ship of life moves on
(c) rosy lips and cheeks
(d) as white as snow
Ans : (b)

5. What is hidden in ‘death’s dateless night?
(a) beloved (b) poet
(c) friend (d) eye
Ans : (c)

6. Fill in the blank with an appropriate ‘modal’. He is ill. He …….. see a doctor.
(a) can (b) would
(c) could (d) must
Ans : (d)

7. Fill in the blank with the appropriate preposition. He is angry …… me.
(a) on (b) upon
(c) with (d) at
Ans : (c)

8. Elegy is a
(a) praise of a political leader
(b) lamenting the death of a dear one
(c) evaluating the work of people
(d) eulogizing the birth of a child
Ans : (b)

9. The subject matter of this sonnet is
(a) biography of a person (b) courage
(c) love (d) revenge
Ans : (c)

10. Drama differs from poetry as
(a) it has metaphor
(b) it has action
(c) it has rhyme scheme
(d) it is always written in stanzas
Ans : (b)

11. Diphthongs are
(a) pure vowel sounds
(b) pure consonant sounds
(c) semi vowel sounds
(d) combination of two pure vowels
Ans : (d)

12. Which of the following does not have /i:/ sound?
(a) Week (b) Bean
(c) Deep (d) Pretty
Ans : (d)

13. Pick-out the incorrect transcription.
(a) pool /pu:l/ (b) fool /fu:l/
(c) tool /tu:l/ (d) foot /fu:t/
Ans : (d)

14. How many fricative sounds are there in English?
(a) 8 (b) 7
(c) 9 (d) 6
Ans : (a)

15. The correct transcription of ‘thick’ is
(a) /ik/ (b) /ick/
(c) /ək/ (d) /⊃:k/
Ans : (a)

16. Which of the following is not true of first language acquisition?
(a) It is universal
(b) It is natural
(c) It does not require formal instruction
(d) It requires formal instruction
Ans : (d)

17. Evaluation does not ascertain
(a) the educational standard of the institution
(b) the administrative standard of the institution
(c) the teaching standard of the institution
(d) the efficiency of the teachers of the institution
Ans : (b)

18. Which of the following is not part of the traditional classroom?
(a) Text-book (b) Chalk
(c) Computer Network (d) Blackboard
Ans : (c)

19. To motivate and create interest among children Harold Palmer does not suggest
(a) competition
(b) game like exercises
(c) repetition
(d) minimum of confusion
Ans : (c)

20. Error correction does not require
(a) to attend to errors in a sensitive
(b) to embarrass the learner though correction
(c) to develop a task wherein students can use language frame
(d) to provide good model of an expanded grammatical utterance
Ans : (a)

21. Which of the following skills will not be strengthened by using textbook as material for teaching?
(a) Effective writing
(b) Comprehension skill
(c) Grammar skill
(d) Communication skill
Ans : (d)

22. One should not learn English because
(a) it is the language of knowledge
(b) it is window of the world
(c) it is the language of British rules
(d) it is the language of liberal modern thinking
Ans : (c)

23. The students learn patterns of language by repeating model sentence that teacher provides. They memorise set phrases and receive positive reinforcement from their teacher when they perform drills. This method is
(a) audio-lingual method
(b) communicative approach
(c) total physical response
(d) the silent way
Ans : (a)

24. The students take all subjects in English medium. They take part in class and school activities with students of their age who speak English. This approach is
(a) task based learning (b) grammar learning
(c) immersion (d) translation method
Ans : (c)

25. Natural approach of learning language was developed by
(a) Krashen and Terell (b) Chomsky
(c) Berlitz (d) Henri Goiuns
Ans : (a)

Directions (Q. Nos. 26-30) Read the passage carefully and answer the following questions. First of all, I need work and a decent wage for my work. Aristotle defined happiness, not as a sum of pleasures, but as unimpeded activity. I want work which is hard but interesting. I am exceptionally lucky because I can choose my own work to a large extent. If I want respite from science I can go and be a war correspondent, or write children’s stories, or make political speeches. I require friendship. Particularly I require friendship of my colleagues and comrades in scientific and political work. I want the society of equals who will criticize me and whom I can criticize. 26. Conjunction in sentence 3 is
(a) want (b) hard
(c) but (d) interesting
Ans : (c)

27. According to Aristotle, happiness is
(a) a sum of pleasures
(b) unimpeded activity
(c) impeded activity
(d) hard work
Ans : (b)

28. The author requires friendship of
(a) political leaders (b) teachers
(c) fellow workers (d) young children
Ans : (c)

29. How many connectors are there in sentence 5? “If I want respite ……… political speeches.”
(a) 2 (b) 3
(c) 4 (d) 5
Ans : (c)

30. Why does the narrator want work?
(a) To get decent wages
(b) To make friends
(c) To get happiness
(d) To write children’s stories
Ans : (a)

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