C-GELT Exam 1


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C-GELT (1-6 Modules) Exam One

Welcome to the Computer-Based Test (CBT) for the TQUK-endorsed Certificate in Grammar for English Teachers, brought to you by the Britishey Training Centre. This examination is the culmination of your learning journey through the multiple dimensions of English grammar.

Our exam covers the first six foundational modules of our course.

C-GELT Exam One / Data

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1.Match the following grammar terms with their definitions:

a transitive verb
an intransitive verb
a ditransitive verb
present participle
past participle
perfect aspect
progressive aspect
a phrasal verb

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2.Which of the following rules are prescriptive or descriptive?

a) Using double negative in English language is incorrect. For example, it is wrong to say: (I haven’t got nothing.).

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b) ‘Gonna’ is an informal written form of ‘going to’ that is used in spoken English but not in formal written English.

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c) The superlative form of the adjective (bad) is (worse) not (baddest).

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d) In British English, many people use the question tag form (innit) instead of many other forms of question tags. However, it is considered slang by many people as well.

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e) Do not use (much) or (many) in affirmative sentences in English language. Use (a lot of) instead.

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7.Classify the following according to whether they are communicative functions, notions, grammatical forms, or text types:



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Past simple

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Mass and unit

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Making arrangements

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Telephone conversations

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8.Can you match the term in this list with its definition below?

a) A word that functions either to specify the time, place or manner of the verb, or as an intensifier, or a connector.
b) A word that can substitute for a noun.
c) A word used in front of a noun to express, for example, number and quantity.
d) A word which names things: people, places, objects, activities, feelings, ideas, etc.
e) A word that relates nouns to other elements, the relation being one of time or place, for example.
f) A word that joins one clause to another, or one word to another.
g) A word that typically expresses an event, process or state.
h) A word that typically identifies an attribute of a noun.

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9.These 'phrases' of words - traditionally called 'phrases' - have functions like individual parts of speech. There are five types of phrase in English:

a) pleased to be rid of me
b) rather too gaily
c) my grandfather's house at Henfield in Sussex
d) started out
e) towards the river

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10. Identify and write the subject in each of these sentences.

a) We all steal things.

b) Your mum steals things, does she?

c) Of course I don't.

d) Neither does Tina.

e) From now on this family's going to be subject to a few hard and fast rules.

f) Well, perhaps a small gin with just a dab of tonic would be very pleasant.

g) Someone's trying to break in the back door.

h) Who did that?

i) Look, what's the matter with you lot?

j) What are you saying?

k) Am I the only one with any moral values at all?

1) There speaks the expert.