(A), (B) or (C)

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King Saud University
Course title: Approaches to Language Teaching
Teachers’ College
Course code: ENG 381
English Department
Total score: 30
Sample test
Time: 45 minutes
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I- Write (A), (B) or (C) that best completes each of the following statements in the box below: (5
marks)
1. EFL students should be of ………………… proficiency levels in collaborative learning activities.
(a)-the same
(b)- different
(c)- high
2. According to the Audio-Lingual Method, ………… …………….. sometimes helps students to
develop positive language habits.
(a)-error analysis
(b)- tolerance with errors
(c)- negative reinforcement
3. The ………………….. advocates believe that EFL curriculum should not a pre-determined product,
but a result of an ongoing context-specific problem- posing process in which students can take part.
(a)-Direct Method
(b)- Grammar Translation Method (c)-Participatory Approach
4. In the Total Physical Response (TPR) method, after EFL learners internalize an extensive map of
how the target language works they find themselves capable of ………………… spontaneously
(a)-reading
(b)- speaking
(c)-writing
5. According to the Audio-Lingual Method, the EFL teacher should be …………………………….……
in the classroom.
(a)-silent
(b)- like an orchestra leader controlling students’ behavior (c)-a guide
6. James Asher is the originator of “………….……. …………… ………………………………..”
(a)-Total Physical method
(b)-Silent Way
(c)-communicative competence
7. In cooperative learning activities EFL teachers teach not only the target language, but
………………… as well.
(a)-social skills
(b)-aural-oral skills
(c)-pragmatic competence
8. The language learning activities that best suit EFL students with apparently linguistic intelligence
can be the ones that inculcate ……………………………………...
(a)-mathematical problems
(b)- word games and debates (c)- hands-on experiences
9. In communicative activities………………… …………………………are emphasized.
(a)-speaking and listening
(b)-all language skills
(c)-reading and writing
10. The language learning activities needed for EFL students with apparently visual/spatial intelligence
can be …………………………………………………………
(a)-story-telling and retelling
(b)-group brainstorming
(c)-movies and graphic organizers
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II- Mark each of the following statements as true (√) or false (x) in the box below giving a reason:
(5 marks)
1. The grammar translation method teaches students about target language not how to use it.
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2. A Task-Based approach aims at using the subject matter content for language teaching purposes.
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3. According to Communicative Language Teaching, the social context of the communicative event is
not essential in giving meaning to the utterances
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4. In the Audio-Lingual method language learning is looked upon as a process of rule formation.
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5. Prabhu does not list opinion-gap activities as a task-based type.
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III-Complete each of the following statements:
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1. The term “method” refers to ________________________________________________________
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2. The originator of "__________________________________________________" is James Asher.
3. According to the Audio Lingual Method, the teacher should ________________________________
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4. One advantage of Desuggestopedia is that __________________________________________
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5. The teacher uses the backward building-up technique to ____________________________________
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IV- Describe a drill that is based on the Silent Way highlighting the following:
(5 marks)
Objective:
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Role of the teacher:
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Role of the learners:
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Procedures (steps of the experience):
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IV- Write a description of a communicative activity that you can introduce to your intermediate stage
students in an EFL classroom.
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V- Describe how you can make use of the Total Physical Response Method in your own teaching
specifying the purpose of incorporating it in the EFL classroom.
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