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CBSE Assessment of Speaking and Listening (ASL) 2017 for Class 11, Listening Test Audio Script 1 with Answers

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


Time: 1 hour

Max Marks: 20

Task 1
You will hear 5 short extracts of people talking about what art means to them. 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

Art plays a large part in making our lives rich. Imagine a world without art! You may think “So what?” but please consider the impact that lack of graphics would have on your favourite video game. Art stimulates different parts of our brains to make us laugh or cry, with a whole range of emotions in between. Art gives us a way to be creative and express ourselves. I would say that Art is something that makes us more thoughtful and well- rounded humans.

Speaker 2
The word ‘Art’ is most commonly associated with pieces of work in a gallery or museum. However, art is such a large part of our everyday lives that we may hardly even stop to think about it. Look at the desk where you are, right this minute. Someone designed that. It is art. Your coffee cup is art. All functional designs, well done, is art. So, you could say that Art is something that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing to our eyes.

Speaker 3
Art is often considered the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way that appeals to the senses or emotions. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations and ways of expression. Art is a component of culture, reflecting economic and social substrates in its design. It transmits ideas and values inherent in every culture across space and time. Its role changes through time, acquiring more of an aesthetic component here and a socio-educational function there.

Speaker 4
Most people who participate in art and cultural activities would agree that these activities enhance the quality of our lives, bring about personal enjoyment, intellectual stimulation and opportunities for public involvement. But the arts or expressive culture also have broader impacts beyond the individual level. They can fuel community and economic development. Because art is about crossing boundaries and seeing things in different ways , it can be a vehicle for public discussion, understanding social issues, and building social connections.

Speaker 5
Why art is so valuable! While art may not be vital to fulfill our basic needs, it does make life joyful. When you look at a painting or poster you’ve chosen to hang on your living room wall, you feel happy. The sculpture or figurines on the kitchen windowsill create a sense of joy. These varieties of art forms that we are surrounded by all come together to create the atmosphere that we want to live in which is personal to us.

Task 2
You will hear an interview with Dr. Deepak Chopra, a famous career counsellor, on the things to keep in mind while choosing a career. 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: Okay that’s news and how do we encourage them?

Dr. Deepak: I would suggest you ask these questions. First, asking “Who am I?” helps a teen explore their likes and dislikes. Secondly, “How do I want to live my life?” helps them determine lifestyle issues. For example, helping others may be more of a priority than financial success. Being free to travel may be more important than being rooted in an office. Thirdly, asking “What do I have to give?” helps a teen examine their unique set of skills and interests..

Interviewer: They sound like good questions. But what about exploring interests and aptitudes, how can they do that?

Dr. Deepak: Comparing subjects a teen enjoys with those she doesn’t can be a good guide to exploring career paths. In fact students should delve deeper and study the various ingredients of subjects. For example, a teen may be bored by the dates or political aspects of history, but completely fascinated by the personalities behind those events, leading to careers from psychology to journalism.

Interviewer: What’s the importance of skills?

Dr. Deepak: It is very important while choosing a career to figure out what your skills are. There are a number of online tests you can take to take stock of your skills. If you do not like children, for instance, teaching and child care are not good careers for you. If you are extremely good at mathematics, a career in the sciences or in finance could be an excellent choice.

Interviewer: Even after taking the skill tests, some people are not realistic in their choices.

Dr. Deepak: Coming to terms with what you want to do with what you’re prepared to do is a major factor in weeding out inappropriate career choices. Parents should be realistic too by considering their children’s interests and aptitudes before trying to push one career path over another. Some careers may seem attractive while in high school. But making a living as a painter or a writer is easier said than done for such difficult careers, having a back-up plan is good idea.

Interviewer: After finding out their interest and identifying their skill set, what should the teens do then?

Dr. Deepak: Once a teen begins to favour a career path, volunteering can give her a taste for that career while giving her valuable hands-on experience. Researching careers online and talking to people who work in that field can also help a young teen making the transition toward adulthood. School guidance teachers are also a valuable resource for exploring careers, as are career aptitude tests offered by high schools and colleges.

Task 3

You will hear an artist talking about the importance of practicing a craft. Read the question below, then listen to the extract and choose four of the options A–G which are correct. You will hear the recording twice.

Good morning, everyone !Today I will urge all of you to take up some craft in your life and start practicing. You would ask me what it is and why it is so important.

My own thought on craft is that it is more a honed skill, style or application than a tangible object. Craft is your technique. Your craft is the way in which you apply paint to a canvas, how you think about a new musical composition or how you structure your written sentences in a short story.

Theoretically, one’s craft can be applied to various mediums, such as writing, drawing, painting, but often there isn’t enough time in the day to apply it to more than one focus. So, it is better that you choose one medium. It is through working on that which you love, that it can be matured over time. Constant practice is the key to improvement. Either you are learning from mistakes or making changes that are refining how you express yourself creatively.

In fact, the more mistakes you make, the more you learn from them and know what to avoid in future. Making mistakes is one of the most important elements of developing craft. Craft is effectively the culmination of making many mistakes that have guided you along the way.

Staying with a craft for a long time will show, you care for what you do. Caring in this way generates trust in those that follow and take an interest in you, which is very valuable. You will develop more credibility as an artist.

Over time, your exposure will also increase. Obviously, the amount of self-promotion and marketing your work receives will have an effect on this, and it is assumed that you allow your craft be seen by others at least occasionally. With regular commitment to your craft, more and more people will talk about you, share your work for you, and get you referrals and projects.

However, the pinnacle of craft can never be fully reached. Being kept motivated through constant growth and improvement is the very essence of what craft is about.

Don’t forget, the journey is the reward.

Task 4

You will listen to two students, a boy and girl, discuss the topic ‘Importance of discipline in life’. 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: Hey where are you off to. You seem to be in a hurry.

Nisha: Yes it is my study time. So I am going to study.

Deepak: Do you do everything by the clock?

Nisha: I try to do everything according to my timetable. I have set time for every activity I do daily.

Deepak: I make timetables but I am never able to stick to them. I get distracted.

Nisha: You surely need discipline in life. It is extremely important.

Deepak: And what is that? You mean somebody needs to be at my head with a stick to make me follow rules. Is that the discipline which we need?

Nisha: No I was talking about self discipline. Discipline helps one stay focused towards his work. Discipline helps get things done faster and in time. Though some things happen late due to other factors, still one with discipline gets them done faster. So this leads to peace of mind and keeps one happier.

Deepak: Don’t worry! I am happy as I am.

Nisha: You may be happy but discipline will help you earn respect. In studies being disciplined helps you complete you exam preparation, homework in time and helps you gain highest score. This wins you respect from your classmates.

Deepak: You maybe right. So what can one do to be disciplined?

Nisha: Disciplined life includes regular habits like taking food, having bath, exercise, waking and sleeping at right time. Exercise and other regular habits will tune the body and mind so well that you will always remain healthy. Discipline is a way of positive outlook to life. There is an enthusiasm and self-confidence from within. So it keeps one active and not lazy instead.

Deepak: All that is fine but can it help me do better in studies.

Nisha: of course! Discipline in education is very important. Education is incomplete without learning discipline. Classroom discipline helps students to listen to teachers. Also while coming to school in time helps them awake early, have bathe and breakfast in time. Discipline in school helps students to stay healthy which is good for growth, of body and mind. In fact school teaches us the discipline which helps us in our entire life.

Deepak: Is that the reason why you seem to have more time.

Nisha: That’s true! A disciplined person has more time in a day than an undisciplined person, because you save time by doing everything on time. You don’t waste a single minute. So more time means there is more chance to do extra work. We can overcome procrastination and laziness by being disciplined. Disciplined life always helps us in achieving our aims.

Deepak: Ok you get going now. Thank you so much for your advice. It has really made me realize the importance of a disciplined life. I will try to be more disciplined. I will also try my best to stick to the timetable I make for myself.

Assessment of Speaking and Listening Skills
Class-XI (2016-17)
Listening Test (Key)

Time: 1 hour

Max Marks: 20


Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4
1. B 1.A A 1. stick
2.C 2.B B 2. faster
3.D 3.A E 2. respect
4.G 4.A F 3. enthusiasm
5.E 5.A 5.procrastination 


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  1. sash says:

    Where are the questions

  2. sam says:

    Thank you

  3. Urwashi says:

    Where are questions? 🤔🤨

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