English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 4 Speaking / Listening - Formal and Informal English (Questions)

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There will be times when students need to speak formally. Other times it is fine to speak informally. Students will need to determine when to speak these ways and also focus on the words they are speaking. In this quiz, students will determine the situation where they can speak formally and informally.

1. "Text me with your answer."
Where would you see this comment?
[ ] During a presentation
[ ] Between two friends
[ ] Between a group of adults
[ ] In a speech
2. "Ms. Finley addressed the problem."
Where would you see this comment?
[ ] In a small group discussion
[ ] At the lunch table
[ ] In a persuasive essay
[ ] Among friends
3. "My sis is going to a party."
Where would you see this comment?
[ ] When speaking to a teacher
[ ] During a speech
[ ] When with a best friend
[ ] When recalling an experience in front of the class
4. "My dog crashed after running around all day."
Where would you see this comment?
[ ] In an essay
[ ] When telling a story at a club meeting
[ ] When telling a story to the class
[ ] When telling a story to your young neighbor
5. "Are you for real?"
Where would you see this comment?
[ ] When talking to friends at your locker
[ ] During a report
[ ] When recounting an experience in front of the class
[ ] In a narrative
6. "The president of the club answered the question."
Where would you see this comment?
[ ] Between friends
[ ] At a sports event
[ ] When recounting an experience
[ ] When talking with your neighbor
7. "Don't bother me."
Where would you see this comment?
[ ] Between student and teacher
[ ] In a short story you will be turning in to the teacher
[ ] In a persuasive essay
[ ] Between a brother and sister
8. "Cell phones are a technological device."
Where would you see this comment?
[ ] At the lunch table with friends
[ ] In an informative essay
[ ] Between sisters
[ ] Between cousins
9. "Friends should hang out together."
Where would you see this comment?
[ ] Between friends
[ ] During a presentation
[ ] In a report
[ ] Addressing the president of a club
10. "Nashville is located in Tennessee."
Where would you see this comment?
[ ] Between three friends
[ ] With classmates in a small group
[ ] At recess
[ ] In a report
English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 4 Speaking / Listening - Formal and Informal English (Answers)
1. "Text me with your answer."
Where would you see this comment?
[ ] During a presentation
[x] Between two friends
[ ] Between a group of adults
[ ] In a speech
This is an informal comment and should take place in an informal setting
2. "Ms. Finley addressed the problem."
Where would you see this comment?
[ ] In a small group discussion
[ ] At the lunch table
[x] In a persuasive essay
[ ] Among friends
This would take place in a formal setting
3. "My sis is going to a party."
Where would you see this comment?
[ ] When speaking to a teacher
[ ] During a speech
[x] When with a best friend
[ ] When recalling an experience in front of the class
The comment would be made in an informal setting
4. "My dog crashed after running around all day."
Where would you see this comment?
[ ] In an essay
[ ] When telling a story at a club meeting
[ ] When telling a story to the class
[x] When telling a story to your young neighbor
This is an informal comment using a slang word
5. "Are you for real?"
Where would you see this comment?
[x] When talking to friends at your locker
[ ] During a report
[ ] When recounting an experience in front of the class
[ ] In a narrative
Since this is an informal comment, it should take place in an informal setting
6. "The president of the club answered the question."
Where would you see this comment?
[ ] Between friends
[ ] At a sports event
[x] When recounting an experience
[ ] When talking with your neighbor
This would occur in a formal setting
7. "Don't bother me."
Where would you see this comment?
[ ] Between student and teacher
[ ] In a short story you will be turning in to the teacher
[ ] In a persuasive essay
[x] Between a brother and sister
This would take place in an informal setting
8. "Cell phones are a technological device."
Where would you see this comment?
[ ] At the lunch table with friends
[x] In an informative essay
[ ] Between sisters
[ ] Between cousins
This would be found in an essay
9. "Friends should hang out together."
Where would you see this comment?
[x] Between friends
[ ] During a presentation
[ ] In a report
[ ] Addressing the president of a club
This would take place between friends since it is informal
10. "Nashville is located in Tennessee."
Where would you see this comment?
[ ] Between three friends
[ ] With classmates in a small group
[ ] At recess
[x] In a report
This is a formal comment and it should be in a formal setting