CTET English Previous Year Paper: Within various teaching exams, including CTET and other State TETs, there exists an obligatory section focused on the English language, consisting of 30 questions. This section covers English Pedagogy, an engaging and high-scoring topic in the English Language section of these teaching exams. English Pedagogy specifically comprises 15 questions worth 15 marks in the CTET Exam. In this article, we have compiled topic-wise previous year questions to assist you in your preparation.
Learning and Acquisition (Previous Year Questions)
Q1. The way through which the art of using skill and practice is given to learn is called
Q2. When language is learnt naturally and without any systematic practice, it is called as
(b) first learning
Q3. A child has to use higher-order mental processes such as intelligence or reasoning in which types of learning?
(a) Motor skills learning
(c) Concept learning
(d) Verbal learning
Q4. The four basic language skills are –
(a) listening, speaking, understanding and expressing
(b)reading, writing, speaking and communicating
(c) listening, reading, speaking and communicating
(d) reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Q5. State which is not true in context of learning and acquisition?
(a) Acquisition is a natural process
(b) Learning is a continuous process
(c) Learning results in subject proficiency
(d) Acquisition helps in cognitive abilities
Q6. The ‘acquired system’ or acquisition of a language is the
(a) formal skills development
(b) sub-conscious process
(c) input-output process
(d) self-monitoring of learning
Q7. From the given factors, which one may not affect learning outcomes?
(a) Learner’s motivation and interest
(b) Structure and size of the classroom
(c) Teacher’s personality and attitude
(d) Parent’s income and status
Q8. Which one of the theories based on habit formation says that humans or any creatures give response due to stimulus or humans learn due to stimulus?
(a) Classical conditioning
(b) Operant conditioning
Q9. Learning a language is a
(a) gradual process
(b) last process
(c) instant process
(d) all-inclusive process
Q10. A teacher is explaining a new concept in the class. Shreya knows the meaning of difficult words and concepts. She also understands the concept without any difficulty. She is good in . . . . . . . . . . .
(a) motor skills
(b) cognitive abilities
(c) rote memory
(d) verbal ability
Q11. According to Vygotsky, learning in a child or adult takes place due to
(a) inborn abilities
(b) scientific attitude
(c) social interaction
(d) introduction of a stimulus
Q12. According to Piaget, learning occurs due to
(a) inborn speaking abilities
(b) stimulus recognition
(c) assimilation and adaptation
(d) scientific investigation
Q13. The children suffer from a lack of self-esteem when they are
(a) not allowed to eat what they want
(b) not able to express their feelings through words or language
(c) are not allowed to play with friends
(d) None of the above
Q14. The term ‘second language’ refers to
(a) one’s native language
(b) regional languages
(c) other than the native
(d) None of the above
Q15. Which is not a very good method of learning vocabulary?
(b) Watching movies
(c) Talking and reading
(d) (a) and (b)
Sol. The way through which the art of using skill and practice is given to learning is called learning. It is the process of acquiring new understanding, knowledge, behaviours, skills, values, attitudes, and preferences.
Sol. When language is learnt naturally and without any systematic practice, it is called acquisition.
Sol. Higher-order thinking is a concept of education reform based on learning taxonomies. It is composed of a range of concept-learning thinking skills. Higher-order thinking involves the learning of complex judgmental skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving.
Sol. The four basic language skills are reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Sol. Acquisition helps in cognitive abilities.
Sol. The ‘acquired system’ or ‘acquisition’ is the product of a subconscious process very similar to the process children undergo when they acquire their first language.
Sol. Parent’s income and status may not affect learning outcomes.
Sol. Classical conditioning- Habit formation is the basis of this theory. Pavlov says that humans or any creature gives a response due to stimulation. Stimulus is that thing which creates excitation in the creature. It means humans learn due to stimulus.
Sol. Learning a language is gradual process, we do not learn in day or two, but in years.
Sol. A teacher is explaining a new concept in the class. Shreya knows the meaning of difficult words and concepts. She also understands the concept without any difficulty. She is good in cognitive abilities.
Sol. According to Vygotsky, learning in a child or adult takes place due to social interaction.
Sol. According to Piaget, learning occurs due to assimilation and adaptation.
Sol. The children suffer from lack of self-esteem when they are not able to express their feelings through words or language.
Sol. A person’s second language, or L2, is a language that is not the native language (first language or L1) of the speaker, but is learned later (usually as a foreign language, but it can be another language used in the speaker’s home country).
Sol. Writing and watching movies is not a very good method of learning vocabulary.