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1. Which of the following is an example of a tag question?

  • 'It's warm, isn't it?'
  • 'When was the last time it was this warm? When shall we go out?'
  • 'Will it get warmer soon?'
  • 'Is it warm?'
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2. What is an ellipsis?

  • Representation of a significant pause.
  • One speaker speaking over another, interuppting them.
  • Omission of a vowel/syllable in the pronunciation of a word.
  • Omission of vowel at the end of the word when the next word begins with a vowel.

3. What is an 'indirect reference' to something called?

  • Acronym.
  • Analogy.
  • Semantic.
  • Allusion.
  • Metaphor.

4. When a speaker is directly referred to, what is it called?

  • Idiolect.
  • A prosodic feature.
  • A non-fluency feature.
  • Received Pronunciation.

5. What is a definite article?

  • 'the'.
  • 'a/an'
  • a 'doing' word.
  • 'you'.


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