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Understanding Language Acquisition Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which is not a metacognitive strategy?

Question 2 2. Highlighting important information in a text is a _____ strategy.

Question 3 3. Drawing a picture to go along with each of your vocabulary words because images help you remember information is an example of a _____ strategy.

Question 4 4. An immigrant from another country to America learns English as ...

Question 5 5. L1 refers to what?

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Question 6 6. When might L1 fail to fully develop?

Question 7 7. Why do so many nations use a multilingual education model?

Question 8 8. What is a student's native language he or she learned in the home or in the home country?

Question 9 9. Mrs. Nava wants to use the strategy of translanguaging. What should she do?

Question 10 10. What should teacher expectations be based on for English language acquisition?

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Question 11 11. Why are flexible lesson plans important?

Question 12 12. Why should advanced students be provided with additional learning outlets and opportunities?

Question 13 13. If a student's accent persists for many years, it is likely because _____.

Question 14 14. Presenting students with authentic opportunities to use their second language increases their _____.

Question 15 15. An English speaker may be able to guess the meaning of the German word haus due to its resemblance to the English word house. This is an example of _____.

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Question 16 16. During speech emergence, learners will have _____.

Question 17 17. During early production, students will generally use _____.

Question 18 18. Which of these stages includes near native speaking ability?

Question 19 19. Which of these is an example of a phoneme in English?

Question 20 20. What do we call the idea that all languages have the same basic grammatical structure?

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Question 21 21. Why may children from a culture with diglossia have an easier time learning additional languages?

Question 22 22. Juan is a Mexican student who is beginning school in the United States in the third grade. Juan is probably at the _____ English language proficiency level.

Question 23 23.

For which academic English language level do you think the following assignment is appropriate?


''Write a short composition in which you detail the reasons why the article on the experiment informs future experimentation on the subject.''

Question 24 24. Which of the following is an example of a context in which a person would use social language?

Question 25 25. Xenophobia is the _____.

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Question 26 26. Why did bilingual education cease in the late 19th century?

Question 27 27. The English Language Acquisition Act replaced the _____.

Question 28 28. Which of the following are the correct stages of speech development?

Question 29 29. What is the critical period hypothesis for learning language?

Question 30 30. Noam Chomsky argues that babies acquire language

Understanding Language Acquisition Chapter Exam Instructions

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