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CBSE Assessment of Speaking and Listening (ASL) Audio scripts, Answer key and Worksheet for SA2 Class IX Code IX-L-02, For Class 9, Audio 02

  
        
          

 

CBSE Assessment of Speaking and Listening (ASL)
Class IX Code IX-L-02
Time: 40 min                 Max Marks: 20
Audio scripts and Answer key

 

Task 1                        4 marks

You will hear an announcement by the Cultural Secretary of SLM International High  School. Read the notes below, then listen to the announcement and complete the notes  with one or two words only. You will hear the recording twice. Good morning! On behalf of the student body, I’m proud to announce that SLM International High School has  joined the Students for Earthquake Relief drive. We are planning a special Summer Fair at our  school grounds to raise funds for the cause.  We need YOU to make this work! We need volunteers to help set up and manage the stalls.
These are:

Jumble Sale Corner
Snack-A-Pack Food Zone
Painting Faces
One Hundred Balloons
Dance Till You Drop
Friends With Pets
The Students Notice Board has all the details. Contact Aruna Kapoor of Class XI B or  Deepesh Saxena of Class XII C for registrations. So get going, students. Your time starts now!
Thank you!

 

Task 2                    5 marks

You will hear a girl talking to a boy about World Chess Champion Viswanathan  Anand. Read the statements below, then listen to the conversation and choose five of the  statements A–H which are correct. Write the correct letters in the blank boxes. You will  hear the recording twice.
Which FIVE of the following statements are true?
Boy:Hi, what are you browsing the Internet for?
Girl:I’m…looking for…
Boy:Hey, I know that person in the picture…that’s Viswanathan Anand!
Girl:Yes! That’s why I’m browsing the Internet …I want to get some information on him for a project.
Boy:Oh, I see. I think he’s one of the most humble sportspersons ever, despite being a five-time winner of the World Chess Championship. And he began winning from such an early  age. Do you know he won the title of International Master when he was just 15 years old and  became the youngest Indian to do so?
Girl:Yes, I’ve heard that. He really made the country so proud.
Boy:Hey, I recently heard that a small planet has been named after him by the Minor Planet  Center. It’s called Vishyanand and there’s something about it on the NASA website!
Girl:Oh, wow! A Star on earth and a Planet in the sky!
Boy:Yes. Absolutely. He’s given India global recognition in chess. That’s why the Indian  government gave him the first ever Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. And he’s also the first  ever sportsperson in India to have been awarded the Padma Vibhushan.
Girl:Yes, I remember Anand has won the Chess Oscar 6 times.
Boy:Do you know he also wrote a book and won an award for that?
Girl:Really? I didn’t know about that.
Boy:His book titled ‘My Best Games of Chess’ offers thorough and entertaining  commentaries on forty of his best games. It was published in 1998 and the same year, the  British Chess Federation awarded him ‘Book of the Year’ Award for his book.
Girl:You really know a lot about the Grandmaster!
Boy:Yes. I’m a great fan and I read a lot about him.
Girl:OK, so tell me, who’s been his real inspiration?
Boy:His mother, Susheela Viswanathan! She’s considered a role model for parents in India  because she nurtured his chess career so carefully. She taught him the moves when he was just  five and always accompanied him at tournaments. In fact, she started a trend in Indian chess of parents supporting their children in the game.

Girl: Amazing person, isn’t she?
Boy:I agree. I remember one thing she mentioned in an interview about her role in inspiring  Anand.
Girl:What did she say?
Boy:She said, “A mother has to be by the side of the child taking baby steps in any field. In  my case, it happened to be chess.”
Girl:Wow! She has shaped one of the most respected sporting icons of the country. What an  inspiration!

Task 3                        5 marks

You will hear five people discussing how to recycle various materials. Read the  statements below, then listen to the extracts and match each statement A–G to each  speaker 1–5. There are two statements you do not need. You will hear the recordings  twice.

Speaker 1:Old clothes can contribute significantly to the trash problems we face today. So  what do we do with clothes we don’t wear anymore? It’s important to find places that accept  them. Many recycling centres accept old clothes. You can also give clothes that are still  useable to charity or to jumble sales. With a little innovation, they can be recycled as cushion  covers or cleaning cloths.

Speaker 2:Don’t know what to do with your old furniture? Tired of the way they clutter  your homes and gather dust? A good way to dispose them off is to give them away to  schools, charity homes, or to friends and neighbours who have use for them. An even better  solution is to repair them and sell them to people who deal in second furniture. The  possibilities are endless!

Speaker 3:Electronic items such as monitors, refrigerators and televisions are becoming a part of a big problem called e-waste. They cannot be discarded with household rubbish  because they contain toxic substances that affect human health. They must be given to  electronic waste dealers who break the items down into metallic and non-metallic parts and  then re-sell them as raw material in the market.

Speaker 4: Let me show you how egg shells, vegetable and fruit cuttings and tea bags can  be put to very good use. Build your own compost bin with them and nourish your potted  plants. Composting is the decomposition of materials from animals and plants. Through the  composting process you get a dark, brittle matter that can be used as fertiliser in soil.

Speaker 5:Once a plastic drink bottle is empty, it is thrown away. I want to challenge this  wasteful pattern. My design philosophy is also a lifestyle approach. I transform plastic into  containers, sprinklers, holders, trays and other lightweight creations. Visit my studio and fall in love with my collection of flowers, festoons and window dressing. I guarantee you’ll  change the way you look at plastic forever! 

Task 4                     6 marks

You will hear a talk by a girl about her father. Read the questions below, then listen to  the talk and choose A or B or C for each question. You will hear the recording twice. I frankly don’t believe in assigning a day of the calendar to a parent or a friend or a spouse.  But a casual conversation with a friend on what I was doing for ‘Father’s Day’ set off a flood of warm memories. Without doubt, he is the single most important person in my  life. And there are several significant moments in my life that happened because of my  father. His strong influence has made me the person I am today. In a society where sons are  pampered beyond reason, my father showed how daughters could be shaped, with the right  encouragement and direction. He never ever made me feel that I was inferior to my brother.  My education, my job, my career path were as important to him as my brother’s. In fact, he  encouraged me to run farther, reach higher and dream bigger. When I declared I wanted to  take up engineering in college, my father was the proudest. My conservative family, however,  was aghast at my bold plan. A girl leaving the home for her higher studies? A girl building  bridges and houses in our family? What was the world coming to? The voices were loud and  heated. Every problem that could occur was discussed and worried over. Even my mother  began to lose heart. She couldn’t bear to see her daughter hurt by the big bad world out there.  It was my Father who remained steadfast and positive. I could never have navigated the four  tough years of college and the tougher year after that of finding a suitable job, without his  steadfast presence. He had his own set of problems to deal with but he never let them come  in my way. If I am what I am today—a confident, outgoing girl, seated in a hi-tech corporate  office, exchanging ideas and opinions with some of the brightest minds in my firm—it’s  only because my father knew I deserved it. I have stepped out of the shadow of restraint  and controls and emerged as the first woman engineering graduate in my orthodox family.  The journey hasn’t been an easy one. But it has happened because one individual believed in my dreams. It’s up to you to take heart from my story and never lose faith. Your courage  of conviction is what takes you forward. Don’t let the nay-sayers get you down. Show your  parents you are worthy of high goals and, believe me, they will let you fly!

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WorkSheet

CBSE: Assessment of Speaking and Listening Skills (ASL)
Class IX Code IX-L-02
Time: 40 min          Max Marks: 20
LISTENING TEST

 

Task – 1          4 marks
You will hear an announcement by the Cultural Secretary of SLM International High  School. Read the notes below, then listen to the announcement and complete the notes  with one or two words only. You will hear the recording twice.
1. Fund-raising event: ______________ ______________
2. Help required to: Set up and ______________ the stalls
3. For more information: Look up the ______________ notice board
4. For help with ______________ : Aruna Kapoor and Deepesh Saxena

 

Task – 2         5 marks
You will hear a girl talking to a boy about World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand.  Read the statements below, then listen to the conversation and choose five of the statements  A–H which are correct. Write the correct letters in the blank boxes. You will hear the  recording twice.

Which five of the following statements are true?
A The boy admires Viswanathan Anand for the speed with which he plays chess.
B Anand became an International Master when he was just a teenager.
C The Minor Planet Centre honoured Anand after a planet for his talent in chess.
D The Padma Vibhushan is the only award that Anand failed to receive early in his  career.
E The girl is unaware of Anand’s book ‘My Best Games of Chess’ and its distinction.
F The boy admits he began playing chess after reading Anand’s book about his games.
G Anand’s mother was a trendsetter for Indian parents to support their children in  chess.
H Anand’s mother urges parents to believe their children can excel in chess.

 

Task – 3               5 marks
You will hear five people discussing how to recycle various materials. Read the statements  below, then listen to the extracts and match each statement A–G to each speaker 1–5.  There are two statements you do not need. You will hear the recordings twice.

 

Task – 4                   6 marks
You will hear a talk by a girl about her father. Read the questions below then listen to the  talk and choose A or B or C for each question. You will hear the recording twice.
1. The girl feels today’s social order
a. is still weighed against girls.
b. supports girls a lot more.
c. has tilted against boys.

2. The girl’s father treated her brother and her
a. differently.
b. similarly.
c. dispassionately.
3. The girl’s decision to study engineering
a. irritated her family.
b. worried her family,
c. shocked her family.
4. The girl’s mother feared that her daughter
a. had made the wrong choice.
b. would be forced to change her decision.
c. would face disapproval from society.
5. At present, the girl feels she has
a. a lot more to achieve in life.
b. achieved the impossible.
c. struck a middle path to success.
6. The girl’s concluding remarks
a. are brave and inspiring.
b. summarise her speech.
c. highlight her love for her father.

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