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CBSE Assessment of Speaking and Listening ASL, New Task and Speaking Test Examples (ASL) with conversation and Questions and Answers for Class 10 and Class 11. Test No 10




Situation: Jane, Leslie, and Mary are having lunch at the restaurant. Since they will have to give a presentation on etiquette rules next week, they try to practice by talking very formally to each other.

Jane: Leslie, may I borrow your cell phone to call my mother after we finish lunch?

Leslie: Yes, of course, Jane. And please, do not forget to ask your mother whether you may go to the movies with us afterwards.

Mary: Jane, could you pass the salt, please?

Jane: Sure, here you are.

Mary: And the pepper too, please. Thank you.

Jane: You are welcome.

Leslie: Would both of you mind if I stop by Marcus bookstore on our way to the movie?

Jane: No, not at all.

Mary: I would love to look at their New Book selection. So, I would like to stop there also.

Jane: Would both of you like to go shopping after the movie?

Leslie: Maybe some other time. I need to be home by 5:00 o’clock.

Mary: I can go with you if you want.

Jane: That would be great. I need to pick up a gift for my brother. His birthday is on Sunday next week. What would you recommend, Mary?

Mary: Just a moment please. Let me think. Maybe a fishing pole since he loves fishing?

Jane: What a clever suggestion! My brother will thank me for the lovely gift. I hope there is a fishing store in the mall.

Leslie: I ordered too many French fries. Would anybody care for some?

Jane: Yes, I would like some.

Leslie: How about you, Mary?

Mary: No, thank you. I have enough food already.

Jane: Leslie, would you like some of my fried rice?

Leslie: Yes, please. Just a little bit.

Jane: Here you go.

Leslie: Oh, that is enough! No more, please.

Jane: Mary, did you remember to bring my Harry Potter book?

Mary: Oh, I am sorry. I completely forgot about it. Could you call to remind me again tonight?

Jane: Certainly.

Leslie: If you do not mind, may I borrow the book after you are done with it?

Jane: I promised to let John borrow it after I get it back from Mary. You are welcome to have it once John is finished. John is a fast reader; he will finish it in no time.

Leslie: I, on the other hand, am a pretty slow reader. How long do you think I may keep it?

Jane: I already read it. So, you may keep it as long as you want. Give it back to me at your earliest convenience.

Leslie: Thank you, Jane. That will save me some money.

Mary: Are we all done? We should leave now to catch the next show; otherwise, we will be late.

Leslie: I am ready anytime you are.

Jane: So am I. Shall we go?



1) Conversation Practice

Step 1: Have the students listen to the recorded dialogue.

Step 2: Have the students read along to the recorded dialogue.

Step 3: Divide your class into groups of three students. Have one student plays the role of Leslie, another the role of Mary and another the role of Jane.

2) Questions/Answers Practice

Pair the students and have them practice the following questions or greetings and answers. Ask them to come up with similar questions or greetings and answers.

1: May I introduce myself? I am Jonathan. A: Nice to meet you. I am Laura.

2: Hello Kevin. How are you? A: I am fine, thank you.

3: Good to see you, Ana. How are you doing? A: I am doing fine, thank you.

4: Karen, this is John, our new employee. A: John, welcome aboard.

5: Thank you for your help. A: You are welcome.

6: Thank you for your help. A: My pleasure.

7: Could you please do me a favor and give A: I would be glad to give Mike a call.

Mike a call?

8: Could you come back after work, please? A: Yes, certainly.

9: Would you like some coffee? A: Thank you for your offer, but I do not drink coffee.

10: Excuse me, would you mind repeating that? A: Not at all.

11: Could you give me a hand to move this A: Yes, certainly. desk, please?

12: May I help you? A: Thank you for your help.

13: May I have a word with you, please? A: Yes, Karen.

3) Comprehension test

  1. a) Why does Jane want to borrow Leslie’s phone?
  2. b) What do they want to do after lunch?
  3. c) What do they want to do on their way to the movie?
  4. d) Why doesn’t Mary mind stopping at the bookstore?
  5. e) Why doesn’t Leslie want to go shopping after the movie?
  6. f) What should Jane buy for her brother on his birthday? Why?
  7. g) Why does Leslie want to give away some of her French fries?
  8. h) What did Mary forget to do?
  9. i) Why can’t Leslie borrow the Harry Potter book after Jane gets it back from Mary?
  10. j) What kind of reader is John?
  11. k) How long can Leslie keep the book?

4) Discussion

  1. a) What is etiquette?
  2. b) What are some of the etiquette rules in your country?
  3. c) Do we need to observe etiquette rules? Why? Why not?


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