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A question in question no. 6 will be from English language.

It covers 10 marks.

You can spend 18 minutes time to solve this question.

Under content management, you mustn’t skip the main points.


Areas for question for Basic (1-5) level competitors

6.1 Teaching Language Skills: Teaching listening, teaching speaking, teaching reading and teaching writing  

6.2.  Teaching Grammar: Auxiliaries, tense, noun, adjective, preposition and article

6.3.  Comprehension Item Development: Matching, fill in the blanks, multiple choice, and short answer question and puzzle box solving

6.4.  Language Function: Introducing oneself, greeting, expressing needs, expressing experiences, expressing likes and dislikes, describing (people, place and things), requesting and responding

6.5 Techniques for English Teaching: Use of text book, preparing lesson plan, using language game, peer work, group work, use of classroom language


Some Possible Questions from Teaching Listening Skill

1. Define the term "Teaching Listening" along with the the stages of teaching listening at primary level.

2. What are the reasons for listening skill?

3. What are different types of listening? Explain them in brief.

4. What are the stages of teaching listening skill?

5. What are the different sources of listening?

6. Prepare a set of five different questions to test listening skill at primary level.



1. Define the term "Teaching Listening" along with the stages of teaching listening at bacic (1-5) or primary level.


Listening is one of the most fundamental and inseparable skills of teaching and learning of English. It is a primary language skill for foreign language learners to acquire. Similarly, listening refers to the ability that enables the learners to identify and understand the natural or recorded speech of someone.

Listening is the receptive skill in the oral mode. It is a first skill in natural order of language learning. Underwood says. "Listening is an activity of paying attention to and trying to get meaning from something we hear." It is the language modality that is used most frequently. Listeners actively involve themselves in interpretation of what they hear, bringing their own background knowledge and linguistic knowledge to bear on the information contained in an oral text. Language learning requires intentional listening that employs strategies for identifying sounds and making meaning of them.

Listening involves a sender (a person, radio, television etc.), a message and receiver. Listening is given importance in language learning and teaching so that students may become effective listeners. In communicative approach to language teaching, listening strategies are modeled and listening practice is given in authentic situations; the learners are likely to encounter when they use the language outside the classroom.

Stages of teaching listening skill

      Pre-listening stage

      While-listening stage

      Post-listening stage (Follow up stage)

2. What are reasons for listening skill?


Teaching listening allows students to follow directions, understand expectations, and make sense of oral communication. As children improve as listeners, they learn to use the same strategies to improve their command of the other language arts.

We can use a language in its all modes and manners. The modes and manner in which language is used are known as language skills. Basic language skills are listening, speaking, reading and writing. Listening and reading involve receiving messages and are therefore often referred to as receptive skills whereas speaking and writing skills involve producing message which are known as productive skills.

Listening is the ability to identify and understand what others are saying. This involves understanding a speaker's accent, his grammar and his vocabulary and grasping his meaning. Harmer (2007), has mentioned the main reasons for listening skill in the following way:

1. Students want to be able to understand what people are saying them in English.

2. Listening skill helps to develop the students' pronunciation.

3. Listening skill helps to develop speaking skill.

4. Listening skill helps to make students acquire the language.

5. Listening skill helps to expose students to different varieties of English.

6. Listening skill helps to expose students to different kind of voices.

Reasons for listening

1.      Learners develop an ability to discriminate sounds.

2.      Students realize the value of listening

3.      Students learn to listen for a variety of purposes. 

4.      Listening enhances children’s ability to use the other language arts

5.      Students understand the relationship between listening and reading.

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