English language terminology (AO1) quiz!

A quiz providing questions and answers about a range of topics covered in the AQA AS English language course, new spec :-)

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1. What is orthography?

  • The study of how words are typed
  • The study of the writing system
  • The study of words
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2. What are pragmatics?

  • Hidden meanings
  • Meanings
  • A unit of sound

3. What is a diphthong?

  • A plosive sound made in the mouth by combining a consonant sound
  • A vowel sound that is made by combining two separate sounds
  • A linguistic study

4. The boy ran across the street. What word class does 'ran' fall into?

  • Intransitive verb
  • Transitive verb
  • Verb

5. What is aspect?

  • Something that describes what an action is
  • Another element that marks the time of an event
  • Something that describes whether an action will happen or is going to happen


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