Final Test (1)
In this test you will test your understanding of some key concepts and content οn Academic Genres in general, Listening to Academic Talks and Reading Academic Texts
Question 1: What is the ultimate origin of the word ‘academic’?
The ancient Greek word ‘academe/akademe’
The Medieval Latin word ‘academicus’
The Medieval Spanish word ‘academia’
The Renaissance French word ‘académique’
Question 2: Which of the following features apply to public talks?
The talks are normally quite short.
The speakers only rely on humour and jokes.
The speakers rely on persuasive techniques.
Their target audience is university students and teachers.
Question 3: Recognising non-verbal cues (e.g. tone of voice, change of and intonation) is a listening strategy that:
Takes place before listening.
Takes place after listening.
Only works when you listen to the recording.
Takes place during listening
Question 4: The register of a text refers to:
The amount of domain specific vocabulary.
The level of formality of the language.
The level of difficulty of the language.
The amount of foreign words used.
Question 5: What do signpost language expressions signal?
They signal that a difficult passage is coming, so we can concentrate on it.
They signal that the speaker is telling a story or anecdote and we do not need to pay so much attention.
They signal an overview of the talk, a clarification of a concept, the starting or finishing of a section or the importance of an idea.
They signal the grammatical connection between a main clause and a subordinate clause.
Question 6: If you are looking for the general idea of a written text, the reading strategy you should use is:
Question 7: When you scan a text you look for:
Question 8: Bearing in mind that Top-down strategies are listener/reader-based and Bottom-up strategies are text-based, which of the following are Bottom-up listening/reading strategies?
Reading/listening for main ideas
Recognising signpost language
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