CTET February 2016 – Paper – I (English Language) Answer Key

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परीक्षा (Exam) – CTET Paper I Primary Level (Class I to V)
भाग (Part) –
Part – V – (English Language)
परीक्षा आयोजक (Organized)
– CBSE
कुल प्रश्न (Number of Question) – 30
परीक्षा तिथि (Exam Date) – February 2016 (Morning Shift)


Directions (Qus. 121-135) : Answer the following questions by selecting the correct/most appropriate options.

121. Stephen Krashen’s theory of second language acquisition does not consist of
A. the Input Hypothesis
B. the Acquisition Learning Hypothesis
C. the Learnability Hypothesis
D. the Natural Order Hypothesis

122. The use of dictionary does not help learners to
A be proficient in oral communication
B. find the meaning of words
C. check the part of speech of a word
D. find out how to say a word

123. Constructivism in language learning focuses
A engaging learners in exploring new knowledge
B. the role of imitation
C. memorizing grammar rules
D. the dominant role of the teacher in the classroom

124. The major objective of teaching English level is morning new knowledge the classroom morning English at primary
A. speaking English in British accent
B. scoring good marks in the exams
C. knowing the grammar of English
D. using English in different situations of life

25. In learning a language, students’ talking time should be increased because
A. teachers feel relaxed while students are talking
B. they enjoy spending time talking with their friends
C. they can learn the correct pronunciation from each other
D. they use the target language for various purposes

126. A teacher of Class V is planning to teach grammar. Which one of the following might be a good strategy for teaching grammar?
A. Asking students to carefully note down the rules from the blackboard
B. Giving clear explanations of the rules with examples
C. Asking students to do drill work only to learn rules
D. Giving the practice of grammar in context as a strategy

127. Which one of the following is not true in relation to the use of children literature?
A. Their reading proficiency deteriorates and gets worse.
B. It helps in developing learners’ imagination.
C. It broadens their mental horizon.
D. It makes them understand and respect diverse cultures.

128. While assessing a group work, a teacher should not focus on
A. cooperative learning process
B. assessing each child’s work
C. taking initiatives in work
D. showing concern for others

129. A diagnostic test in English will help the language teacher to identify.
A. slow learners in her class
B. learning difficulties the learner faces in English
C. the topic which the learner has not learnt by heart
D. intelligent learners in her class

130. While teaching English, a teacher is not able to draw attention of some students sitting at the back. She should A. stop explaining the concept and start dictating the notes to students
B. scold them for not paying attention
C. ignore them and carry on
D. engage them by asking questions and evaluating her teaching method

131. When a child learns a language naturally, without much practice, it is called
A. language adaptation
B. language learning
C. language acquisition
D. language generalization

132. The communicative approach to teach English focuses on
A. correct pronunciation of words
B. linguistic competence plus an ability to use the language appropriately
C. the practice of selected and graded structure patterns
D. the structural accuracy of the sentences

133. Which one of the following is most important in developing reading skill at primary level?
A. Ability to comprehend the text already read
B. Only knowing the correct Order of alphabet
C. Ability to read words correctly
D. Ability to read phrases correctly

134. While reading, a learner needs to
A. translate the written symbols into corresponding sounds, to grasp their meaning
B. perceive end decode letters in order to read words
C. understand every word to grasp the meaning of the text
D. guess the contextual meaning of new words to understand the text

135. Diphthongs are
A. double consonant sounds
B. vowel sounds
C. double vowel sounds
D. consonant sounds

Directions (Qus. 136 to 143): Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow by selecting the correct/ most appropriate options.

Raja Ram Mohan Roy is considered the pioneer of modern Indian Renaissance for the remarkable reforms he brought about in the 18th century India. Among his efforts, the abolition of the Sati-pratha-a practice in which the widow was compelled to sacrifice herself on the funeral pyre of her husband-was prominent. His efforts were also instrumental in eradicating the Purdah system and child marriage. In 1828, Ram Mohan Roy formed the Brahmo Samaj, a group of people, who had no faith in idol-worship and were against the caste restrictions.

Raja Ram Mohan Roy’s father was a wealthy Brahmin and strictly performed the duties set by the religion. Ram Mohan himself was also devoted to Lord Vishnu and in his 14th year, he wanted to become a monk but his mother. Tarini Devi objected to his desire.

Ram Mohan viewed education as a medium to implement the social reforms. So in 1815, Ram Mohan came to Calcutta and the very next year, started an English College by putting in his own savings. He was well aware that the students should learn the English language and scientific subjects and that’s why he criticized the government’s policy of opening only Sanskrit schools. According to him, Indians would lag behind if they do not get to study modern subjects like Mathematics, Geography and Latin. The government accepted this idea of Ram Mohan and also implemented it but not before his death. Ram Mohan was also the first to give importance to the development of mother tongue. His Gaudiya Byakaran in Bengali is the best of his prose works. Rabindranath Tagore and Bankimchandra also followed in the footsteps of Ram Mohan Roy.

Ram Mohan Roy was a staunch supporter of free speech and expression and fought for the rights of Vernacular Press He also brought out a newspaper in Persian called Miratul Akhbar (the Mirror of News) and a Bengali weekly called Sambad Kaumudi (the Moon of Intelligence). In those days, items of news and articles had to be approved by the government before being published. Ram Mohan protested against this control by arguing that newspapers should be free and that the truth should not be suppressed simply because the government did not like it.

136. Raja Ram Mohan Roy is known for his
A. literary reforms
B. political reforms
C. social reforms
D. economic reforms.

137. When he was a teenager, Raja Ram Mohan Roy expressed his desire to become a
A. monk
B teacher
C. businessman
D. journalist

138. Raja Ram Mohan Roy believed that Indians would lag behind if they
A. did not learn traditional skills
B. gave up study of Sanskrit
C. did not study modern subjects
D. forgot their cultural roots

139. Raja Ram Mohan Roy strongly supported
A. physical education
B. freedom of speech and expression
C. moral education
D. rituals and observances

140. The word ‘eliminating’ most nearly means
A. eradicating
B. banning
C. dismissing
D. banishing

141. The word which is opposite in meaning to encouraged bis
A. misled
B. disheartened
C. suppressed
D. crushed

142. Which ‘part of speech’ is the underlined word in the sentence given below?
“He was a staunch supporter of free speech and expression.”
A. Conjunction
b. Noun
C. Adverb
D. Adjective

143. ‘Raja Ram Mohan Roy viewed education ….”The ‘voice in the above sentence has been correctly changed in
A. Education is viewed …
B. Education has been viewed …
C. Education had been viewed ….
D. Education was viewed

Directions(Qs. 144 to 150): Read the passage given belon and answer the questions that follow by selecting the correct most appropriate options. . .

Your body is made up of sixty per cent water and you lose the essential fluid every minute of every day as you breathe, digest, and hopefully work up a sweat. It is importan that you put back every drop. Starting now, drink eige 230 ml glasses of water every single day-that’s the minimum your body needs daily. That is the non-negotiable sugar savvy hydration Mantra. Many times when you think you’re hungry, sleepy, depressed, and/or irritated, you’r actually just dehydrated. Drinking enough water actually helps you combat water retention. Sounds counterintuitive but think about it. If you are running around inn sem dehydrated state all the time, Your body is going lo hang on to every single drop, giving you that puffy, unhealthy appearance. When you are properly hydrating, your body gets the message that all systems are operating smoothly and it continues its work of flushing out your system and ridding itself of the excess fluids.

If your goal is to lose weight: water is a must. When you’re dehydrated, your body sends out signals that you need assistance. Many people mistake those thirsty SOS signals for hunger and take in hundreds of extra calories They also don’t solve the real problem-thirst! Drinkin! water can be a powerful appetite suppressant and allows you to cue into your real hunger. Your body also needs plenty of water for proper digestion, so you can get the most from the foods you eat. You are less susceptible to food cravings when your stomach is full and you’re getting all the nutrien you need. Drink two glasses of water before every meal you’ll eat less! Your body uses water for fat.

144. – helps fight water retention.
A. Drinking enough water
B. Exercising regularly
C. A regular morning walk
D. Having a balanced diet

145. Our systems operate satisfactorily
A. when we enjoy a sound sleep
B. when we are properly hydrated
C. if we consume lots of fruits and vegetables
D. if excess fat is reduced

146. The best way to lose weight is to
A take weight-reducing pills
B. exercise at least twice a day
C. drink plenty of water
D. eat less starchy food

147. When we arc dehydrated, we think we
A. want to vomit
B. are tired
C. need food
D. are about to collapse

148. The word ‘irritated’ most nearly means
A. troubled
B. uneasy
C. frustrated
D. annoyed

149. The word which is opposite in meaning to assistance is
A. resistance
B. persistence
C. existence
D. fragrance

150. “Your body uses water for fat.”
The ‘voice’ in the above sentence has been correctly changed in
A. Water could be used for fat by our body.
B. Water is being used by our body for fat.
C. Water is used for fat by your body.
D. Water was used for fat by our body.

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