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CBSE Assessment of Speaking and Listening (ASL) 2017 for Class 10, Listening Test Audio Script 3 with Answers

Assessment of Speaking and Listening Skills
Class-X (2016-17)
Listening Test (Audio Script)


Time: 1 hour

Max Marks: 20

Task 1
You will hear 5 short extracts of people talking about the significance of sports. Read the statements below, then listen to the extracts and match each statement A to G to each speaker 1 to 5. There are two statements you do not need. You will hear the recording twice.

Speaker 1
Friends, we should play sports and games regularly, because I believe that they are the most important source of entertainment. We enjoy and please ourselves when we play sports and games. Not only the players are amused while playing different games but the spectators too as they enjoy games while they watch their favourite players play these games. Sometimes, the onlookers are entertained even more than the players who play these games for their own satisfaction and pleasure.

Speaker 2
For me the best use of sports is earning a livelihood. These days the people who play games and sports not only earn a lot of money but also are given a great deal of money as prizes. There are thousands of players in our country who are very rich and enjoy all the benefits that they have earned as sportsperson. Therefore, I strongly believe that playing games and sports is a very good way of earning a comfortable income.

Speaker 3
Sports and games are very good way of keeping good health. All those who play games regularly remain healthy for a longer time. It is believed that a sound mind lives in a sound body. That means if our body is healthy, then only our mind will be healthy. And, can there be any other better way of keeping ourselves healthy than playing sports and games? So, if we really wanted to be healthy, we must regularly play outdoor games of our choice.

Speaker 4
Dear friends, I believe that we should play games to keep ourselves occupied. If we regularly play sports and games we keep ourselves busy in constructive work and can keep a distance from negative thoughts and bad company. Games and sports are a very good way to pass time. Since ages, it is believed that an empty mind is a devil’s workshop. So, play sports and stay cheerful.

Speaker 5
Sports and games make us both mentally and physically strong to face the challenges of life. The discipline and practice of games and sports give us enough strength to bear the harsh realities of life and react to certain day to day problems in more practical and realistic ways. Tough sports persons remain strong even during the bad times of their life. Sports teach us to be firm, disciplined and determined and take appropriate decisions at the right times.

Task 2

You will hear an interview with a veterinarian Dr. Krishan Kumar Gupta on the importance of keeping pets. Read the sentences below, then listen to the conversation and choose A, B or C for each sentence. You will hear the recording twice.

Interviewer: You are a great advocate of keeping pets. Would you like to tell our listeners something about them?

Dr. Gupta: Pets make great friends for everyone in the family because they are a great source of love and friendship. Pets are playful beings in the house as they keep everyone, young and old, happy. It is believed that elders find great companions in pets, and kids who grow up with pets are less self-centered than the ones who have no pets at home. With pets at home, you always feel attached to your house.

Interviewer: That’s really true, but do you think that pets also help people make friends.

Dr. Gupta: Having a pet at home, you often need to go out for walks every day. Initially you may not like it, but over a few days you’ll begin to love the routine. Once you start going out on the street or in the parks with your pet, you’ll tend to meet many kinds of people. Pet owners frequently stop over to talk to each other on the streets or in the parks.

Interviewer: What is the impact of the pets on people’s moods?

Dr. Gupta: Oh yes! Pets really boost your mood. After a long day at work, it is relaxing to find a pet all excited by your side, licking and compelling you to play along when you return home. Playing with the pet, can increase the brain activity and enhance pleasure and tranquility. You feel fresh after playing with the pet and have a more relaxed mood and thus a better family life.

Interviewer: Do pets help in inculcating educational values?

Dr. Gupta: Yes, they do and that’s true! Besides all the fun and happiness that pets bring into the house, they also bring along many educational benefits. Owning a pet allows you and your kids to understand how to love, be responsible and grow in trust with each other. Good feeding and exercising habits can inculcate the habit of daily care in your child too. With pets, children also learn basic lessons on building a strong character like loyalty and trust.

Interviewer: What is the impact of pets on their owner’s fitness levels?

Dr. Gupta: Having a pet at home you are on your toes at all times. Pets make you more agile in the house, they expect you to play with them, be concerned for them. You have to make the feeding and playing with pets a routine. All this not only keeps you in some kind of a daily routine but also helps you in keeping fit.

Interviewer: Don’t you think that it is very stressful having to care for a pet?

Dr. Gupta: No. not at all. In fact being with the pet, patting him/her or simply seeing a pet, whether in the aquarium or anywhere else can help a person relax. People with pets have lower blood pressure and stress levels as compared to the people without pets. Playing with pets can relieve the patient of stress and anxiety and enhance the person’s mood and help stabilize blood pressure.

Task 3

You will hear Rachna Madan, head of the literary club of your school, talking about the importance of reading as a skill. Read the questions below, then listen to the extract and choose four of the options A to G which are correct. You will hear the recording twice.

Good morning friends! Today I wish to talk to you about the importance of reading as a skill. I strongly believe that reading is the master key to success and you would be surprised to know that most successful students are always good readers. But, unfortunately, many students have limited reading habits these days.

Today you have many opportunities to gather information. Books are not the only tools you are exposed to. You can practise reading from an electronic tablet, a smart phone or on a computer. A student who has the reading skills is not just learning to read but reading to learn. With proper reading skills, he can explore topics ranging from how spiders spin their webs to the details of the Wright brothers’ first flight in the USA.

Reading is a vital skill in finding a job. Many well-paying jobs require reading as a part of job performance. There are reports and memos which must be read and responded to. A person is limited in what they can accomplish without good reading and comprehension skills.

Good readers develop their ability to concentrate. They read and comprehend the main message easily. Reading helps people focus on what someone else is communicating.

Books, magazines and even the Internet are great learning tools which require the ability to read and understand what is read. Reading also helps us discover new things.

We live in an age where there is an overflow of information, but reading is the main way to take advantage of it.

Last but not the least; Let’s not forget that reading is fundamental in developing a good self-image.

So what are you waiting for. You should come and join our literary club, see the wonders and start your new journey on the road to success today.

Task 4
You will listen to two students, a boy and a girl, debate on the topic ‘Technology makes us alone’. Read the sentences below, then listen to the conversation and complete the sentences with one or two words only.

You will hear the recording twice.

Deepak: Hi! So how come you are not on mobile phone?

Jenny: Well. I’ve accepted the challenge to live without my mobile for a week.

Deepak: Wow. That’s some challenge, but why? Who convinced you to do something like that?

Jenny: My mother of course! She feels that I am becoming lonely because I’m too much on the phone.

Deepak: Hmm. There is some truth in the statement.

Jenny: What do you mean? I have three thousand friends on Facebook.

Deepak: Exactly because you have three thousand friends on Facebook you have no time to say hello to your real friends who are around you. Do you remember the last time you talked to me or to your other friends?

Jenny: Yes, may be you’re right but can we really blame technology for our shortcomings and laziness?

Deepak: Technology has really put people off reality. Because of excessive use of mobile phones, now a days you see so many talking fingers and silent mouths. But that is not all. A majority of people are slowly but surely accepting the idea that the human mind has been designed to be in contact with the world that surrounds it. The biggest argument in favour of social media activity is its ability to take away loneliness. The age of over-sharing encourages shy people to be in, so they end up spending more time on Facebook when compared to confident individuals.

Jenny: I think you have got it all wrong.

Deepak: Really? Do you know that Facebook was created by an introvert? Mark Zuckerberg is noticeably anxious during TV interviews, but he created a network that encourages people to share the details of their lives. The initial impression is that this technology has made us more social, but the truth is that we spend our “social- time” in front of a computer screen… all alone. This is not ‘social’ at all when we just look into others’ lives through a screen and not talk to them face to face.

Jenny: Don’t get carried away. There is another side to the argument. I think technology and social media are really good. They help us do things faster and in a more effective way. We’re no longer forced to send letters through the postal service, book vacations through travel agents, shop in stores, visit the library for research material or wait for our photos to be developed. Thanks to technology, all of these activities can be performed online.

Deepak: There may be some truth in what you are saying.

Jenny: There is a lot of truth in what I am saying. Because of technology, I know what my brother and my aunt are doing abroad. Technology has enabled us to strengthen relationships by keeping in contact with old friends, colleagues and co-workers.

Deepak: Ugh…h…don’t get angry, all that I am saying is don’t forget your real friends in real world chasing virtual friends in virtual world. Jenny: Okay, I will not. Happy now?

Assessment of Speaking and Listening Skills
Class-X (2016-17)
Listening Test (KEY)

Time 1 hour

Max Marks: 20
Task: 1

Speaker  Statement
1 B
2 D
3 A
4 G
5 E

Task – 2
1. C
2. B
3. A
4. C
5. C
6. A

Task- 3

A, C, D, F
Task 4

1. lonely

2. blame

3. talking, silent

4. faster

5. real friends/ friends


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  1. D.Hasini Mehta says:




    3)Talking, silent
    5)Real friends

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