CTET November 2012 – 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) –  November 2012


Directions : Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.

121. In the word “scarce’, the phonetic transcription for ‘a’ is
A. /ae/
B. /e/
C. /ea/
D. /ic/

122. Notes can be made using a flowchart or a web-diagram. The study skill involved is;
A. gathering
B. storing
C. summarising
D. retrieving

123. Language acquisition
A is a technique intended to simulate the environment in which children learn their native language
B. requires the memorization and use of necessary vocabulary
C. involves a systematic approach to the analysis and comprehension of grammar as well as to the memorization of vocabulary
D. refers to the process of learning a native or a second language because of the innate capacity of the human brain

124. A rhetorical question is asked
A. to get a feedback about what others think your speech/writing
B. to gather personal information what others think about
C. to clarify a concept
D. for the sake of effect with no answer needed

125. The homonym of ‘bier’ is
A. bar
B. bear
C. beer
D. bare

126. An example of linking adverbials is
A. your
B. the
C. these
D. So

127. ‘I loved Ophelia : forty thousand brothers Could with all their quantity of love Make up my sum. The phrase …forty thousand brothers’ illustrate figure of speech called
A. allegory
B. imagery
C. personification
D. hyperbole

128. Student A and Student B ask and answer quwstion complete a worksheet. This is
A. a controlled interview
B. an information transfer activity
C. a role play
D. an information gap activity

129. “While listening’ means a stage
A. when a listening activity is introduced
B. when students are listening for pleasure
C. when students are listening to a recording of natural conversation
D. Where the students attempt a listening task

130. Criteria of assessment is a/are
A. scoring key
B. guidelines with marking scheme
C. question-wise distribution of marks
D. general impression of a student’s ability

131. According to NCF 2005, learning of English aims
A. to provide adequate facilities at the State level for instruction in English at the primary stage of education
B. to enable knowledge acquisition through literacy and its development into an instrument of abstract thought
C. to subsume the languages that a child acquires naturally from her/his home and societal environment
D. to introduce standard sign language in English for children with language-related impairments

132. What is taught is not what is learnt because
A. students possess different abilities, personalities and come from a variety of backgrounds
B. a teacher or learner can never fully master any discipline
C. students pay attention during informal discussion
D. a teacher’s socio-economic level may differ widely from the students’

133. Constructivism is a theory where students
A. construct their own learning aids, thereby gaining hands-on experience
B. study a variety of dissimilar samples and draw a well founded conclusion
C. form their own understanding and knowledge of the world, through experiencing things and reflecting on those experiences
D. are facilitated by the teacher and use a variety of media to research and create their own theories

134. Learners are familiar with the concept “cyberspace due to their cognitive overload. Therefore, learners
A. may be exposed to a sequential and cohesive expository presentation
B. may end up studying more meaningful topics in class
C. may explore their own interests according to their own experience, background and perspective while spending considerable time navigating for content
D. usually omit studying prescribed but important topics

135. The students make mistakes while playing a grammar game. The teacher should
A. quietly note down the mistakes and discuss them with the class after the activity
B. call aside the erring student and offer some guidance
C. call aside the student incharge in the group and instruct him/her to guide the student
D. quietly note down the mistakes and hold a remedial class for the ‘erring students

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