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Understanding Semantics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Homophones _____, while homographs _____.

Question 2 2. Which of the following is an example of homographs?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is FALSE about homonyms?

Question 4 4. Since there are several words that use similar sounds in the English language, what can help to distinguish them from one another?

Question 5 5. Which of the following words are homophones?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following can be a great benefit to ESOL learners when they are learning about semantics?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is a peculiarity of language that you can use to demonstrate semantics to ESOL students?

Question 8 8. How can having a large vocabulary help ESOL students better understand semantics?

Question 9 9. What is one of the best ways to initially approach teaching semantics to ESOL students?

Question 10 10. How do older ESOL students typically acquire new English language knowledge?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following sentences contains context that tells us how to pronounce the heteronym?

Question 12 12. Which of the following words is NOT a heteronym?

Question 13 13. How should the word 'bass' sound in the sentence 'Jim slapped the bass'?

Question 14 14. How should 'read' sound in the sentence 'Jane, read the book'?

Question 15 15. What does the prefix 'hetero' mean in 'heteronym'?

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Question 16 16. Which word does not fit in with these synonyms?

Question 17 17. Which is an antonym for fire?

Question 18 18. Which pair are synonyms?

Question 19 19. Why is it important to learn about synonyms and antonyms?

Question 20 20. Which pair are antonyms?

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Question 21 21. Which is a synonym for soft?

Question 22 22. Which word or term describes the subtle differences in meaning or shades of meaning we associate with words?

Question 23 23. What is the best method of distinguishing between literal meaning and figurative meaning?

Question 24 24. What is a 'sign' in the linguistic field?

Question 25 25. Semantics means:

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Question 26 26. What does semantics determine?

Understanding Semantics Chapter Exam Instructions

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