CTET December 2019 P2 English Language – I Questions Paper Part 1

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English Language – I

91. Directions: Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow by selecting the correct/most appropriate options:

Learning a language under any circumstances requires hard work and concentration. However, the circumstances can make a difference in both quality and quantity. Most foreign language students learn in a classroom, from a text-book. In a classroom, language learning can be controlled so that all the necessary structures are taught. Highly motivated students can thus learn the language efficiently and quickly. Learning on the streets and in the markets from experience and need can be effective although the student learns only what he happens to need, in a haphazard way.

Some language students find this real-life situation more meaningful because the students՚ success in fulfilling their needs depends on their language ability. However, shop-keepers are more likely to be tolerant of incorrect grammar than classroom teachers, so mispronunciations and errors will not matter much. Nevertheless, the rewards are different for the type of language learning situations. They are immediate (goods, bought in a store) in the real-life but delayed until a quiz or oral recital for the classroom learner.

The kind of language learnt in each setting differs too. In the classroom, the student is more likely to learn the grammatical language of educated people. The language learnt out of necessity often lacks the fine details of the classroom variety and might include informal expressions such as slang. The people learning on the street must be easily understood. Therefore, they might actually sound more like native speakers – although not necessarily educated people. So, a combination of classroom instruction and the experience of using language in the street will result in the best language learning of all.

Language needs of real-life situations are fulfilled by:

A. studying text-books carefully.

B. learning the language structures.

C. learning on the streets.

D. learning proper pronunciation.

92. Which of the following statement is NOT true?

A. Shopkeepers are intolerant of incorrect pronunciation.

B. Real-life situations are more meaningful for language learning.

C. Classroom learning can be tested in an oral recital.

D. Foreign students learn language mostly from text-books

93. Study the following statements:

(a) At school one learns the language of educated people.

(b) Language learnt on the street includes the use of slang.

A. a is right and b is wrong

B. a is wrong and b is right

C. Both a and b are right

D. Both a and b are wrong

94. Which part of speech is the underlined word in the following sentence?

The kind of language learnt in each setting differs too.

A. Pronoun

B. Determiner

C. Conjunction

D. Preposition

95. Study the following phrase. Which part of speech is the underlined word?

‘But delayed until a quid …’

A. Pronoun

B. Determiner

C. Conjunction

D. Preposition

96. ‘Highly motivated students can thus …’

A. intelligent

B. resourceful

C. muddled

D. interested

97. ‘… in a haphazard way.’

The word ‘haphazard’ means

A. dangerous

B. unorganized

C. safe

D. proper

98. The best place to correctly and quickly learn a foreign language is:

A. only the classroom

B. only the market place

C. both the classroom and the market place

D. home

99. A text-book:

A. controls language learning.

B. motivates the students.

C. teaches what a student needs.

D. is an inexpensive tool of learning.

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