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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 13



Situation: John was hired as a financial analyst by Lintel. Today is John’s first day at work.

Mike: Good morning, John.

John: Good morning, Mike.

Mike: Let me take you to your cubicle and then I will give you a tour of our facility.

Mike: Here is your cubicle, your “home away from home” from 8:00 to 5:00 every day, John.

John: Oh, very nice!

Mike: Drop your belongings here, and let’s go!

John: OK, I am ready Mike.

Mike: That is Mary over there. She is our senior financial analyst. You will be working with her in the future. Let’s go say hi to her.

Mike: Mary, this is John, our department’s new addition.

Mary: Welcome aboard, John. I am very glad to see you. Boy! I was swamped with work the last couple of weeks. But, I can see myself going home at a more decent time from now on.

John: Thank you. I am very happy to be here. Just let me know whenever you need me. I am glad to be of any assistance.

Mike: I am giving John a tour of our facility so that he knows his way around here.

Mary: See you later, John.

John: OK, Mary.

Mike: We are now in the Finance department. Next to us, on your left, is the Accounting department. On your right is the Human Resources department. Go downstairs and we are in the Engineering department. Further down, at the end of the hallway is the Production area. Seventy percent of our merchandise is produced right here in this facility. We also have one smaller manufacturing facility overseas that handles the rest of the production. You will be dealing with Steve, the Production manager. I will introduce you to him later because he is in a meeting at the moment. Let’s go back to your desk so that we can talk about your duties.

John: OK.

Mike: Like I said during the interview, one of your daily jobs is to deal with the bank to keep track of our financial resources. Every morning, you will access our account through the Internet to get financial information.

John: I should have a login and password, right?

Mike: Yes, I will call our bank and inform them that you are our new employee. Your next task is to call overseas to get other necessary information.

John: What kind of data do I need to get from our people overseas?

Mike: You will need financial data about their current and future projects.

John: Do they need any information from me?

Mike: Yes, you need to work with them on their budgets. You can fax or e-mail them the information. If you need to talk to them, call them as soon as you get in. Remember that they are eight hours ahead of us.

John: The fax machine and the copier are in the next room, right? I saw them when you took me around.

Mike: Yes. Make sure that you create a file for each overseas project. You and I will review them at the end of every week.

John: In the beginning, can you review the files with me more often? I just want to make sure that I do my job correctly.

Mike: Yes, come see me whenever you have questions.

John: Thank you.

Mike: It is almost the end of November, so your next major task is to help prepare the budget for next year. You will work closely with Mary on this project.

John: That is a long and tedious task. There will be a lot of calculations and a lot of questions to ask, right?

Mike: Yes. So, it is better that both of you start working on this project as soon as possible.

John: I will get together with Mary soon.

Mike: OK, that should be enough for now. I leave you on your own to get organized.

John: Thank you, Mike.



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 two students. Have one student plays the role of John and another the role of Mike and Mary.

2) Questions/Answers Practice

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

Q: Do I need to fill out any paperwork? A: The Human Resources department has some paperwork for you to fill out.

Q: Do I need a badge to get in and out of the A: Yes, you do. The Human Resources building? department will take care of that also.

Q: What are my hours? A: You can either work from 8AM to 5PM or start your days at 9AM and get off at 6PM.

Q: Do I need to clock in and out everyday? A: No, not at your position.

Q: Are there any breaks in between? A: You have a ten minute break in the morning, and another in the afternoon. Lunch is from 12PM to 1PM.

Q: Are new employees subject to probation time? A: There is a 90 day probation for all employees.

Q: What are the employee fringe benefits? A: The company offers health insurance, five sick days, and two week vacation per year to all new employees.

Q: Do I need to work closely with any A: Yes. As an accountant, you will be departments? dealing with all departments.

Q: Will I be involved in the preparation of A: Yes, the preparation of the budget is the annual budget? part of your responsibilities.

Q: Do I need to use Microsoft Excel? A: You will need Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access to do your job.

Q: Let me give you a tour of the facility. Are A: Yes, I am. you ready?

3) Comprehension test

  1. a) What happens after Mike takes John to his cubicle?
  2. b) Who is Mary?
  3. c) Who is the department’s new addition?
  4. d) Why is Mary happy to see John?
  5. e) What is Mike’s reason for giving John a tour of the facility?
  6. f) Where is the Human Resources department?
  7. g) Are all products manufactured in America at Lintel?
  8. h) Who is Steve? Why can’t John meet Steve right now?
  9. i) What are John’s duties at Lintel?
  10. j) Why should John access the company’s bank account every morning?
  11. k) How can John get a login and password?
  12. l) What kind of data does John get from the overseas office?
  13. m) What should John do with the overseas data?
  14. n) Why does John want to talk to Mike more often than once a week?
  15. o) Why should John work on the budget as soon as possible?

4) Discussion

  1. a) What would you expect on your first day at work?
  2. b) Is it necessary to meet everybody that you will be working with on your first day? Why? Why not?
  1. c) What kind of help should a manager give to his new employee? How should a manager train his new employee?


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