Directions (1-5): In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicized/bold in the sentence. Choose the one that best expresses the meaning of the given idiom/phrase:
Q1. To pick holes
(a) to find some reason to laugh
(b) to destroy something
(c) to criticize someone
(d) to cut some part of an item
Sol. pick holes in something-to find mistakes in something someone has done or said, to show that it is not good or not correct
Q2. To drive home
(a) to find one’s roots
(b) back to original position
(c) to return to the place of rest
(d) to emphasize
Sol. drive something home-to emphasize an important point about something (to someone).
Q3. To beg the question
(a) to refer to
(b) to take for granted
(c) to raise objections
(d) to be discussed
Sol. beg the question- Take for granted or assume the truth of the very thing being questioned.
Q4. To keep one’s temper
(a) to become angry
(b) to be in a good mood
(c) to preserve one’s energy
(d) to be aloof from
Sol. keep one’s temper-to hold back an expression of anger.
Q5. Although he ran into debt, he did not stop gambling.
(a) met with
(b) had the risk of
(d) crushed into
Sol. run into something-run to something to cost or reach a certain amount, Incur
Q6.Which of the following is/are goal/s for a language curriculum?
(A)Language acquisition inside and outside the classroom
(B)A common cognitive academic linguistic proficiency
(c)Both A and B
(d)None of these
Q7.Which of the following is suitable for making students responsible for their own learning?
(a)Discouraging students from making decision about how they learn best?
(b)Using technology to chat and network
(c)Encouraging students to ask more and more question
(d)Giving a lot of homework, project work and assignments to improve language skill of the students
Q8.What is a sonnet?
(a)A poem of six lines
(b)A poem of eight lines
(c)A poem of twelve lines
(d)A poem of fourteen lines
Q9.Which of the following statement is true?
(a)Grammar can be introduced after basic linguistic competence is acquired, as a mean of reflecting an academic language and an intellectual interesting activity in its own right
(b)Some grammar is in any case necessary for the ability to meaningfully make use of dictionary entries, as learner dictionaries now incorporate a fair amount of ‘grammar’ and usage as notes and in their coding
(c)Grammar is not a route for developing primary or usable knowledge of language, but it can serve as a tool for increasing the language repertoire and for understanding the construction of text ‘rhetoric’ and argumentation
(d)All of these
Q10.Effective teaching, by and large, is a function of-
(c)Teachers making students learn and understand
(d)Teachers liking the job of teaching