[Past Question]: Compiled Teaching Speaking and Listening Questions

  1. The variety of tools used to measure and evaluate processes, abilities, attitudes and skills of learners is termed…….a. evaluation b. measurement c. testing d. assessment
  2. List the components of Chastain’s definition of speaking.
  3. One problem which hinders effective teaching of speaking strategies is….a. good TLMs
    b. sound environment c. large class size d. full participation
  4. Speaking is an active process that ends in a store of information. True/False?
  5. List the six categories of speaking attributed to Brown (2004).
  6. The act of producing and processing information is ………………..
  7. ………conversation or phone call kind of conversation is interactive
  8. Listening attentive to someone is ………
  9. Interactive listening occurs when the ………become the listener and vice versa
  10. Transactional and interpersonal can both be classified under ……………
  11. Top-down view is text based . True/ False
  12. What would you say is the end product of language learning?
  13. Satisfying the varied purposes of speaking implies ……………..
  14. The following ensure effective listening except a. ability to use a variety of strategies b. ability to decode a message c. ability to remain quiet d. using interactive process for meaning
  15. Listening is the ability to accurately receive and interpret a message in a ……….process
  16. Speaking is important because it can help learners to develop their ……… and ……………
  17. List three benefits of speaking in the language classroom.
  18. Comprehension is the ability to identify some key words . True / False
  19. State the four elements that must be taught explicitly before embarking on the formal instruction of oral language.
  20. List any three of the components of oral language development.
  21. Mention any three things you may consider in choosing materials for teaching speaking.
  22. …… is the first essential skill acquired during language acquisition/ learning a. speaking b. reading c. writing d. listening
  23. A child’s initial and most frequently used medium of communication is ….a. grammar b. writing c. reading d. oral language
  24. To make sense of what a speaker listens to according to (White,2008) included the following knowledge areas except a. schemata b. intelligence c. context d. linguistics
  25. In teaching pronunciation, what will be an appropriate starter for such a lesson?
  26. Brainstorming contributes to oral communication True/ False
  27. How are words supposed to be presented in teaching vocabulary?
  28. Mention any one thing you can do to create a language learning environment in the classroom.
  29. Comprehension is the ability to interpret utterances and ……..to them
  30. Sounds, words, phrases, utterances and text in a sequence is a form of bottom -up view. True/ False
  31. Reading stories to children and encouraging them to retell the story is one way of achieving effective listening skills. True/False?
  32. Explicitly modeling effective speaking in a formal and informal manner is a means to achieve …………………..
  33. State any one problem that could be encountered when using speaking strategies.
  34. List any three text genres that teachers can use to teach and extend vocabulary.
  35. In creating an environment for the use of TLMs for effective teaching and learning, mention one key element that must be considered……
  36. All these are importance of speaking except ….a. expressing ideas b. developing vocabulary c. creating language barrier d. developing pronunciation
  37. In teaching speaking and listening, the most important challenge for language instructors is……..a. inadequate grammar b. lack of resources c. learners with disability
  38. The purpose of discriminative listening is to help learners differentiate…..a. hearing from listening b. sounds that are produced, words from phrases d. explanation of words
  39. In teaching learners in upper primary songs, the most effective technology to use is……a. use of images b. audio/audio visuals c. power point slides d. the use of internet
  40. Pick the odd one out of the types of speaking a. intensive b. cooperative c. extensive d. interactive
  41. One of the factors to consider when selecting TLMs for speaking include a. learners appearance b. covid- 19 protocols c. teacher’s motivation d. learners language
  42. Active listening involves …….a. making notes when speaking b. being selective when listening c. listening attentively to what is heard d. observing from the speaker’s face
  43. Effective oral instruction is a component of speaking… True/False
  44. One major challenge in using technology in teaching is …a. loss of communication b. accessibility of internet by all learners c. lack of motivation by teachers and learners d. it restricts students thinking ability
  45. Grammar is a ….of rules which allows word to be structured to produce meaning
  46. A collection of words used in a language is termed………..
  47. Top-down listening strategy is concerned with the RPK of listeners. True/ False
  48. Language learners give more importance/ attention to listening than speaking. True/False
  49. The sequence of topics that are to be taught and what it entails every week in a term is termed Lesson Plan. True/ False
  50. When a teacher encourages all attempts/ response by all learners, it creates a conducive physical environment for effective oral language acquisition. True / False
  51. Which of the following is not a good condition for effective listening…a. frequent movement of objects and people b. the topic is of great interest c. the environment for listening has a cool temperature d. the speaker speaks accurately
  52. Hearing is a component of listening and speaking True/False
  53. Aural medium is a factor that affects speaking/ oral communication. True/ False
  54. Grammatical competence is a core skill that underlies effective speaking. True/ False
  55. A learner who provides cup when the speaker has asked of cap lacks ……listening a. critical b. informative c. discriminative d. analytical
  56. Learners lack of proficiency in the target language is one problem in using the storytelling strategy to teach speaking. True/ False
  57. Speaking and listening are classified as ….a. literacy skills b. learning skills c. receptive skills d. oral skills
  58. One benefit of using technology to teach speaking and listening is…a. its cheap b. it is safe c. every teacher likes using technology d.it promotes high participation
  59. Hearing depends on one of the following…a. being passive while listening b. interpreting what is heard c. availability of enough sound d. good functioning of oral organs
  60. The type/ category of speaking where teachers teach articulation of sounds or pronunciation is….a. responsive speaking b.extensive speaking c. imitative speaking d. interactive speaking
  61. Pick the odd one out as a strategy for teaching speaking a. storytelling b. debates c. rhymes d. open ended questions
  62. All other types of listening depend on …… a. critical listening b. discriminative listening c. comprehensive listening d. informative listening
  63. Which of the following is/are types of listening classified according to purpose of listening? i. listening for specific information ii. Listening for general idea iii. Listening to sequence of instruction for doing something iv. Listening to appeal to emotions
    a. I and ii only
    b. i, ii, iii, iv
    c. iii and i only
    d. I, ii, iii only
  64. In testing listening, which of the following are tested for ?
    i. ability to follow directives ii. ability to give instructions c. ability to give specific details d. ability to summarize
    a. I, ii and iv
    b. I, iii and iv
    c. I and ii only
    d. iii only


Match the types of speaking in A to B, by writing the letter name of

Write the name of the Column B speaking type that matches the Column A description in Column C.

A: Description of speaking typeCSpeaking type
exchanging information and maintaining social relationships Extensive speaking
modelling speaking and listening, pronunciation at the level of oral production Responsive speaking
Short interaction, conversations and tests comprehension Intensive speaking
Speeches, oral presentation, storytelling Interactive speaking
Short stretches of oral language to demonstrate competence in a narrow band of grammatical, phonological, phonological relationship imitative speaking


A: Description of ComponentsCComponents underlying effective speaking
Knowledge of techniques and strategies used to deal with lack of fluency or linguistic knowledge grammatical competence
Knowledge of the structure of language, vocabulary and language conventions Discourse competence
Being able to produce coherent speech,put words, phrases and sentences together to produce speech Sociolinguistic competence
Ability to listen attentively, make meaning from what is heard and give appropriate feedback Classroom culture
Sensitive to individual differences, share responsibilities and accept views Communication competence
Knowledge of culturally accepted rules and norms governing the use of language Strategic competence
Knowledge of facial expression, mannerism and how people relate with one another  


A: Description of speaking typeCSpeaking type
Ability to simply copy a word, phrase or sentence Extensive speaking
Face to face interaction or phone call Responsive speaking
Ability to receive and respond to interaction effectively Intensive speaking
Interaction in formal settings like speeches, oral presentation etc Interactive speaking
Producing a limit amount of language in a highly controlled context Imitative speaking


1) What are the three phases of the listening lesson?

  1. State two activities to develop each phase.
    3i. Define Speaking and Listening TLMs?
    ii. State and explain two factors to consider when developing speaking and listening TLMs.
    4i. State four (4) components of effective oral instruction
    ii. State and explain three ways of developing listening and speaking skills in the Upper primary.
    5a. Explain the following types of speaking
    i. imitative
    ii. Extensive
    iii. Interactive
    iv. interactive
    b. State four (4) roles of speaking to the development of the learners’ language at the Upper Primary
    6) Explain four (4) problems of assessing Upper Primary Speaking and Listening and suggest ways of solving them.
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Moses nina
Moses nina
9 months ago

Very nice