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TEACHING OF ENGLISH

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TEACHING OF ENGLISH
1. What is the status of English language in the context of our Indian education system ? Discuss the role of the English teacher in this context giving suitable examples.

2. Out of the four skills of language, which one do you think is most important ? Give a reasoned answer bringing out the objectives of teaching English in India.


3. What is the meaning of Efficient Reading ? Discuss. Explain the characteristics of reading and their implications for the teacher of English language.

4. Distinguish between intensive reading and extensive reading. Discuss the learning objectives of intensive reading in detail.

5. Answer the following 
questions in about 150 words each :
(i) Mention at least four different kinds of listening activities which can be used in the classroom for teaching listening skills. Describe any one of them in detail.
(ii) Mention at least four different kinds of Speaking Activities that can be used in the classroom for teaching speaking skills. Describe any one of them in detail.
(iii) Distinguish between study skills and linguistic skills. What is the role of study skills in the English curriculum ?
(iv) Distinguish between formal and functional grammar. Which one is more useful in language teaching and why ?
(v) Discuss the pedagogic principles of 'Structural oral situational method' in language teaching.
(vi) Write a note on different kinds of vocabularies and their implications for the teaching of vocabulary.

6. What are the essential components of a lesson plan ? Discuss the weak and strong points of any one lesson-plan which you must have prepared during teaching at Secondary 
level.

1. Answer the following question in about 600 words.
What are the unique individual characteristics of the learner that influence learning ? Discuss these in the context of teaching 
English as a second language.

2. What is a cognitive style ? Discuss the cognitive styles important for developing communicative skills in second language learning.

3. Answer the following question in about 600 words.
What do you understand by `method' of teaching language ? Discuss the relationship between approach, method and techniques of language teaching using a suitable example.

4. What are the important components of a lesson plan ? Discuss your answer by illustrating instructional objectives for a poetry lesson for any class you teach.

5. Answer the following questions in about 150 words each :
(i) What are the three kinds of listening materials that can be used by a teacher ? List one advantage and one 
disadvantage; of each material.
(ii) Write at least four characteristics of an effective oral skills lesson.
(iii) What is 
alexia and how does it affect one's reading ability ?
(iv) What are `signpost' questions ?
(v) Frame two test items for testing reading comprehension.
(vi) What is the significance of vocabulary games ?

6. Answer the following question in about 600 words.
Discuss the methods of marking composition with suitable examples.

1. Answer the following question in about 600 words.
What is the relationship between the need for learning a language and its teaching objectives ? Explain with an example from teaching of English as a second language.

2. `Learners have different cognitive styles.' How is this observation useful for 
classroom teachers ? Give examples from teaching of English as a second language.

3. Answer the following question in about 600 words.
What are the major differences between learning Ll and L2 .? Discuss the different contexts in which children formally learn certain language skills.

4. In the context of learning language, discuss the role of integrative and instrumental motivation. Give suitable examples to illustrate your answer.

5. Answer the following questions in about 150 words each :
(i) List down three features of a good listening task.
(ii) In order to teach 
conversation skills, why is it important to understand the differences between speech and writing ?
(iii) How can a teacher use 
dictation for story-telling and developing learners' speech skills ?
(iv) List down the major skills needed to write a good summary.
(v) What aspects of writing should be given importance to at the secondary level ?
(vi) Frame a 
multiple choice item to test your learners' knowledge of grammar.
6. Answer the following question in about 600 words.
Discuss the differences between discrete and integrated items given to test the grammatical competence of learners. Give an example from each to illustrate your answer.

1. Mention three major approaches to English Language teaching. Which one do you think is the best and why ?

2. What is the place of English in Indian society ? Discuss, bringing out the implications for teachers of English in this context.

3. Name the four skills of language. Which one do you think is the most important in the context of teaching-learning English in India ? Give a reasoned answer arriving at the objectives of teaching English in India.


4. Discuss the characteristics of Reading and its implications for the Reading teacher.


5. Answer the following questions in about 150 words each :
(i) What are the three phases of a listening class_ ? Discuss any one of them.
(ii) Discuss the characteristics of an effective oral skills lesson.
(iii) List the nine areas in which a writer needs. some competence according to Anita Pincas. Explain any one of them in detail, giving examples.
(iv) What is the place of grammar in language learning ? Discuss, bringing out the changing approach to grammar in recent times.
(v) How will you develop, study skills among your students, as an English teacher ? Give examples.
(vi) Mention at least four reading problems and write a 
detailed note on any one of them.

6. What is a lesson plan ? Describe, giving examples, the role of a lesson plan for an effective English class.

1. The communicative approach to language teaching is the best one to be followed by the teachers of English. Do you agree ? Give a reasoned answer bringing out the differences in the different approaches.

2. English is seen differently as a first language, a second language and an international language. What are the implications of these three positions for a teacher of English ? Discuss bringing out the need and importance of English in the Indian society and classroom.

3. It is through books that one 
acquires knowledge, for which one needs to be proficient in reading. Do you think reading is the most important language skill ? Give a reasoned answer bringing out the implications for a teacher of English.

4. Describe in detail the objectives of a reading programme. Are you able to implement all the objectives in the classroom ? Discuss.


5. Answer the following in about 150 words each :
(i) Mention at least four kinds of listening activities and describe any one of them in detail.
(ii) Mention at least four kinds of speaking activities and describe any one of them in detail.
(iii) Mention at least four kinds of writing activities and describe any one of them in detail.
(iv) Mention three types of study skills and describe any one of them in detail.
(v) What are the advantages of grammar games in teaching grammar ? Describe one game.
(vi) Write a note on Integrated Grammar Tasks.

6. Choose any topic in any area from your English class and develop a lesson plan. Mention the class and topic you have chosen clearly.

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