Oral Language Instruction for ESL Students Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which generally takes students longer to learn, CALP skills or BICS?

Question 2 2. Where are we most likely to see students employing BICS skills?

Question 3 3. At it's most basic, what are CALP skills?

Question 4 4.

Emily, an ELL student, is speaking with James, a native English speaker. Here is their conversation:


James: ''Which apple do you want?''

Emily: ''I want the apple red.''

James: ''Here is the red apple.''

Emily: ''Thank you. I like red apples better.''


Which function explains why Emily was able to correct her mistake?

Question 5 5. The _____ describes when ELL students speak a sentence to test whether it is correct.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a benefit for ELL students working in cooperative learning teams?

Question 7 7. Which one of the following is an example of a picture dictation activity for English language learner students?

Question 8 8. Which of the following best describes an information gap activity?

Question 9 9. How could you use interviews to test ELL students' background knowledge before a lesson on natural disasters?

Question 10 10. When studying oral language, which of these is not part of what we are examining?

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Question 11 11. Which of these is not a key part of creating a positive language learning environment?

Question 12 12. What is the focus of promoting auditory memory?

Question 13 13. What is the name of the standard accent that pairs with standard English in the United Kingdom?

Question 14 14. In the United States, people with this regional dialect of American English often call doughnuts 'fatcakes':

Question 15 15. What influenced the development of the Pacific Northwest dialect in America?

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Question 16 16.

What is the following sentence an example of?

''I might could come over later.''

Question 17 17. Which of the following is an example of habitual ''be''?

Question 18 18. What do southern English and AAVE have in common?

Question 19 19. How often should you try to eliminate or correct an ESL student's accent?

Question 20 20. When should you encourage your ESL students to speak?

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Question 21 21. How often should speaking mistakes be allowed with ESL students?

Question 22 22. Asking a student ''What did you do this summer?'' would be an example of which type of assessment?

Question 23 23. Which assessment uses two or more students with set roles and tasks to complete?

Question 24 24. Which component of oral language deals with understanding the social rules of communication?

Question 25 25. Which of these is NOT a basic guideline for teaching speaking skills?

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Question 26 26. The _____ describes when the language learner realizes there is a gap between what he or she wants to say and is able to say.

Question 27 27. How might you use total physical response (TPR) to teach English language learners about numbers?

Question 28 28. How many different functions of language are there?

Question 29 29. What is the Yorkshire dialect influenced by?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT true regarding dialects?

Oral Language Instruction for ESL Students Chapter Exam Instructions

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