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Exercícios   Seminários Literários em Língua Inglesa   Discurso Literário

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SEMINÁRIOS EM LÍNGUA INGLESA: DISCURSO LITERÁRIO
	 1a Questão (Ref.: 201309807191)
	
	Consider the following quote: "Fortunately language isn't all work. There is also play. Andthe playful use of language is both important and widespread. . . ." (Source:grammarabout.com). Though sometimes it is not easy to figure out the purpose of text, one can say that the quote refers to texts that intend to:
	
	
	
	satirize
	 
	amuse
	
	criticize
	
	praise
	
	inform
	
	 2a Questão (Ref.: 201309730715)
	
	The origin of the word TEXT comes from a Greek word that means ____________ in English.
	
	
	
	rip
	 
	weave
	
	knit
	
	seam
	
	cut
	
	 3a Questão (Ref.: 201309354890)
	
	Read thealternatives below and choose the one that represents a correct comment in relation to the benefits that can derive from the reading of literary works.
	
	
	 
	It is through literature that a student learns to examine thought and action compassionately.When a reader is able to identify with a character and his conflict or problem in a story and see life through the eyes of this character, that reader has begun to share an author’s insight and has thus begun to read with appreciation. Reading in this wayis to respond both emotionally and intellectually
	
	It is through non-literary works that a student learns to examine thought and action compassionately. When a reader is able to identify with a character and his conflict or problem in a story and see life through the eyes of this character, that reader has begun to share an author’s insight and has thus begun to read with appreciation. Reading in this way is to respond both emotionally and intellectually
	
	It is not through literature that a student learns to examine thought and action compassionately. When a reader is able to identify with a character and his conflict or problem in a story and see life through the eyes of this character, that reader has begun to share an author’s insight and has thus begun to read with appreciation. Reading in this way is to respond both emotionally and intellectually
	 
	It is through literature that a student learns to examine thought and action compassionately. When a reader is able to identify with a character andhis conflict or problem in a story and see life through the eyes of this character, that reader has begun to share an author’s insight and has thus begun to read with appreciation. Reading in this way is to respond both in a cold predictable way
	
	It is through literature that a student learns to examine thought and action in a mathematical perspective. When a reader is able to identify with a character and his conflict or problem in a story and see life through the eyes of this character, that reader hasbegun to share an author’s insight and has thus begun to read with appreciation. Reading in this way is to respond both emotionally and intellectually
	
	 4a Questão (Ref.: 201309354880)
	
	Choose the alternative that presents a CORRECT possibledefinition of literature:
	
	
	 
	Literature is a term used to describe written or spoken material. Broadly speaking, literature¿ is used to describe anything from creative writing to more technical or scientific works, but the term is most commonly usedto refer to works of plastic art.
	 
	Literature is a term used to describe written or spoken material. Broadly speaking, literature is used to describe anything from creative writing to more technical or scientific works, but the term is most commonly used to refer to works of the creative imagination, including works of poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction.
	
	Literature is a term used to describe written or spoken material. Broadly speaking, literature is used to describe anything from creative writing to more technical or scientific works, but the term is never used to refer to works of the creative imagination, including works of poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction.
	
	Literature is a term used to describe written or spoken material. Broadlyspeaking, literature is used to describe anything from creative writing to more technical or scientific works, but the term is most commonly used to refer to technical works without any creative imagination.
	
	Literature is a term used to describe only spoken material. Broadly speaking, literature is used to describe anything from creative writing to more technical or scientific works, but the term is most commonly used to refer to works of the creative imagination, including works of poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction.
	
	 5a Questão (Ref.: 201309354917)
	
	Which of the items below CANNOT be considered a key characteristic of culture:
	
	
	 
	Culture is not associated with social groups.
	
	Culture is manifested at different layers of depth
	 
	Culture influences biological processes.
	
	Culture affects behavior and interpretation of behavior.
	
	Culture can be differentiated from both universal human nature and unique individual personality
	
	 6a Questão (Ref.: 201309354924)
	
	Which of theitems below CANNOT be considered a key characteristic of culture:
	
	
	
	Culture is both an individual construct and a social construct.
	
	Culture is a descriptive not an evaluative concept.
	
	Culture is subject to gradual change.
	 
	The various partsof a culture are not related at all.
	
	Culture is learned.
	
	 7a Questão (Ref.: 201309354962)
	
	Language functions are related to the fact that speakers can adapt their way of communicating in accordance with the objective they have in mind. Choosethe alternative that is contradicting the previous statement:
	
	
	
	A language function as ¿the use to which language is put, the purpose of an utterance rather than the particular grammatical form an utterance takes¿.
	
	Each purpose can be known as alanguage function.
	 
	Whether we are apologizing, expressing a wish or asking permission, we cannot use language in order to fulfill that purpose.
	
	A lot of what we say is for a specific purpose.
	
	Language functions have to do with the way speakersorganize language in order to fulfill a specific purpose, therefore making their speech more meaningful.
	 8a Questão (Ref.: 201309362471)
	
	There is a close relationship between literature, language and culture.It happens because:
	
	
	 
	languageis the medium of literature and that each language has its own distinctive features, which are peculiar to a people and their way of conceiving the world.
	
	language is not the medium of literature and that each language has its own distinctive features,which are peculiar to a people and their way of conceiving the world
	
	Literature is not written in a specific language enable readers to understand the culture in which that language is spoken more deeply.
	
	language is the medium of literature and thateach language that cannot be easily understood.
	
	literature written in a specific language that does not enable readers to understand the culture in which that language is spoken more deeply.
	
	 9a Questão (Ref.: 201309354955)
	
	Having in mind theconcept and the characteristics of language, choose the statement that is correct in relation to it:
	
	
	 
	Languages evolve and diversify over time, and the history of their evolution can be reconstructed by comparing modern languages to determinewhich traits their ancestral languages must have had in order for the later developmental stages to occur.
	
	Languages does not evolve and diversify over time, and the history of their evolution cannot be reconstructed by comparing modern languages to determine which traits their modern languages must have had in order for the later developmental stages to occur.