NPTEL Speaking Effectively Week 1 Assignment Answers 2024

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NPTEL Speaking Effectively Week 1 Assignment Answers 2024

1. Why are people in non-literate cultures experts in the art of speaking?

a) They are born speakers
b) They largely rely on the spoken word
c) They speak in their mother tongue
d) They have a sense of rhythm

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2. What is one of the main problems of Indian learners of English?

a) Slow progress in learning English
b) Complete ignorance of the language among non-English medium school students
c) They think in their mother tongue and then translate their thoughts into English
d) Fear of English

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3. Why are Indian political leaders who are eloquent speakers in Hindi or other Indian languages unable to deliver a speech in English?

a) Hindi is an easy language
b) English is not understood by the masses
c) Hindi is full of sayings and proverbs
d) English is not their mother tongue

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4. What are the crucial components of communication?

a) Visual, verbal, and vocal
b) Visual, vocal, performative
c) Visual, verbal, sonic
d) Visual, vocal and symbols

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5. What would be a fun way to pick up new words?

a) Memorize the dictionary
b) Translate your favourite film song into English
c) Listen to academic lectures
d) Study a recipe book

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6. What is an example of one-way communication?

a) A debate
b) A meeting
c) An interview
d) A radio broadcast

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7. Which among the following is a filter of communication?

a) Nation states
b) Continents
c) Knowledge
d) Areas or Regions

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8. What is the infinity model of communication?

a) The sender and receiver reach infinity
b) The sender and receiver send and receive many messages
c) The sender and receiver can exchange an infinite number of messages
d) The sender and receiver use a two-way model of communication

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9. In order for the receiver of a message to respond in the manner desired by the sender, the receiver needs to

a) Receive the message
b) Be able to respond to the message
c) Have the motivation to respond to the message
d) Do all of the above

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10. Match the symbols with what they stand for:

NPTEL Speaking Effectively Week 1 Assignment Answers 2024

a. 1.c, 2.a, 3.e, 4.b, 5.d
b. 1.b,2e,.3.c,.4a, 5.d
c. 1.a,2.c, 3.d,4. e,5. b
d. 1.e,2. b,3. d,4.c,5. a

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11. The following symbol is an example of

NPTEL Speaking Effectively Week 1 Assignment Answers 2024

a) Icon
b) Index
c) Phonogram
d) logo

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12. Verbs which are used as Nouns and which tend to make speech very confusing are called

a. Passive Verbs
b. Camouflaged verbs
c. Active words
d. Content words

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13. In Indian Languages, we tend to use

a. Passive voice more than active voice
b. Active voice more than passive voice
c. Only active voice
d. Only passive voice

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14. The boss asked the colleague if he could consider his suggestions in the project. Choose a synonym for the word ‘consider’.

a. Attend
b. Muse
c. Cry
d. Study

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15. “I am a failure” and “I think I’ve failed at this task”. Which out of the two is a more clear sentence?

a. Second
b. First
c. Both
d. None of the above

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16. Select an abstract word from the given options.

a. Table
b. Car
c. Tradition
d. Pen

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17. “He was a wealthy business person of his time”. Replace the word “wealthy business person” with a strong word.

a. Businessman
b. Tycoon
c. Merchant
d. Seller

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18. The innocent denied the accusation in unequivocal terms. Replace the word “unequivocal” with a familiar word

a. Carry
b. Certain
c. Provide
d. Balance

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19. During the preceding year, the company was able to accelerate productive operations. Mark the correct sentence by removing long words.

a. Last year the company was able to speed up operations
b. The company increased its production
c. The company moved up in terms of production
d. The company increased its growth

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20. A cliché is a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought! “At the end of the day… “means

a) short period of sleep
b) to start over again from the beginning
c) when all things have been considered
d) a day when everything seems to go wrong

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21. In which aspect do social norms not differ from culture to culture?

a. Attitudes toward work and success
b. Concepts of time
c. Use of manners
d. Caring for loved ones

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22. What is not a nonverbal difference between people from different cultures?

a. Greetings
b. Personal space
c. Future orientation
d. Touching

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23. What colors are associated with mourning in India

a. Black
b. White
c. Brown
d. Off white

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24. Are some types of clothing considered taboo for the female gender in India?

a. Veils
b. Short dresses
c. Saris
d. Kimonos

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25. Culture is learned from

a. Family members
b. Explicit teaching by others in the culture
c. Observations of the behavior of others in the culture
d. All of the above

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