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CBSE Assessment of Speaking and Listening (ASL) SA2,Specifications for Listening–Class 11

CBSE Assessment of Speaking and Listening (ASL)
Specifications for Listening–Class XI

Listening Class XI

40–45minutes

20 items/20 marks

1,700 words

CBSE curriculum objectives: Understanding a range of genres and contexts of spoken English across the familiar & unfamiliar, concrete and abstract topicsin the academic, personal and social domains

Topics: Media and networking, Health and fitness, Natural Resources, Business world, Ethics and values, The elderly, Urbanization, Adolescence, Inventors and inventions, Sports and sportsmanship, Careers, Art and aesthetics

Grammar & language functions: as per classes IX & X but deeper understanding of different tense forms used or different kinds of narration in different genres

CBSE skills objectives
Task focus

CEFR B2
Domain: academic, vocational, personal, social. Familiar & unfamiliar + abstract

Item specifications
topic, text length, item focus, domain

CBSE skills objectives
To understand oral presentations across a range of topics

CEFR B2
Can identify speaker viewpoints & attitudes as well as information; Can understand TV news, documentaries & live interviews

Text type

Extracts of opinion on a single topic Short texts; monologues Informal/semi-formal

Test tasks

Multiple matching 5 marks

Item specifications
5 items out of 7 multiple matching focus on opinions or purpose of speaker e.g. vox pop on news, tv/radio discussion, etc (non taboo) Text: 80 words x 5 = 400 words

CBSE skills objectives
To draw inferences

CEFR B2
Can understand propositions & linguistic
complexity in concrete & abstract topics
Can identify mood, tone, etc.

Text type

Conversation on serious topic Informal dialogue Long text

Test tasks

Multiple choice 6 marks

Item specifications
6 items: Multiple choice—three options Focus on inferences, attitudes, beliefs Text: 500 words Domain: school topics (serious), home, relationships, career counsellor

CBSE skills objectives

To perceive the overall meaning and organisation of a text

CEFR B2
Can follow the essentials of lectures, talks & reports which are propositionally & linguistically complex

Text type
Lecture, presentation or talk Formal Long text; monologue

Test tasks
multi-choice: choose 4 out of 7 options 4 marks

Item specifications
7 items: statements—4 true + 3 distractors 4 correct out of 7 multi-item Focus on ordering /cohesion Text: 300 words Domain: on a school subject area, world issues,  ulture& values

CBSE skills objectives

Identify the main points &
supporting details

CEFR B2
Can follow extended speech and complex
lines of argument

Text type
Debate or seminar
Formal/semi-formal
Long text; dialogue

Test tasks
Sentence completion
5 marks

Item specifications
5 gapped sentences focusing on key points in text or supporting detail Text: 500 words Domain: school/class debate or seminar on subject: issues e.g. environment , arts education vs science, vegetarianism, uniforms, mobile phones, etc.

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