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CBSE Assessment of Speaking Task and Speaking Test (ASL) with conversation and Questions and Answers for Class 10

CBSE Assessment of Speaking Task and Speaking Test  (ASL) with conversation and Questions and Answers for Class 10

TALKING ABOUT THE WEATHER

Situation: Ann and Mary talk while walking to their next class.

Ann: Oh, it feels so cold this morning.

Mary: It sure is. Early this morning my car’s windshield was covered with frost. I had to spray it

with water before I could head to school.

Ann: Who would have thought it could be this cold in early December, especially in California.

Mary: I know. The temperature was 35 degrees Fahrenheit when I woke up this morning. I was
freezing as soon as I got out of bed. The cold weather just hit me by surprise.

Ann: I cannot remember when it was this cold in early December.

Mary: Brace yourself for the rain this afternoon. Cold and wet, Yuck!

Ann: It is going to rain this afternoon?

Mary: Not only this afternoon, but also the rest of the week.

Ann: Oh, it is going to be miserable. I have a full class schedule today and tomorrow. To walk
from class to class, I will have to juggle my books and my umbrella trying not to get wet.

Mary: You carry too many books. Why don’t you leave some of them in your locker?

Ann: My locker is a long way from my English classes. This is the reason why I carry all my
books with me. Is it going to rain hard or just drizzle?

Mary: The news said that it would start to drizzle around noon, and then it would rain really
hard by three o’clock.

Ann: No hope for better weather this week?

Mary: There is a slim chance of sunshine by Saturday. However, it will be foggy, windy, and
rainy before the sun comes out this weekend.

Ann: I am glad that it rains even though I do not like rainy weather. We have a very dry season
so far this year.

Mary: Yes, I can hardly remember when it rained last time. Well, as long as there is no thunder
or lightning, I can bear it.

Ann: We rarely have thunder or lightning in California.
Mary: We are very lucky that California has one of the best weather conditions in America.
When it is hot, it is not humid; when it rains, there is no thunder or lightning, and the cold
weather during the winter season is quite mild compared to the weather of the other states.

Ann: Yes, we are lucky. However, sometimes when I look at the Christmas pictures, I just wish
we had some snow. It looks so pretty when everything is covered by a blanket of pure white
snow.

Mary: Living in southern California all my life, I have never seen snow. I would not mind
playing in the snow once in a while.

Ann: Yes, it would be fun to make a snowman or go skiing.

Mary: We have never seen snow; we have never made a snowman, and we have never gone
skiing. We better do something about this.

Ann: May be we should plan a trip to Aspen, Colorado during winter break. I heard that the
skiing season is fantastic up there.

Mary: I don’t think we can afford a trip to Aspen. It is very expensive up there.

Ann: I am just wishing. I know what I will be doing during winter break. I will be working very
hard to save money for a new car.

Mary: With the cars that we drive, it is better that we live in a place where there is no snow.

Ann: You are right, we are better off with no snow. Ok, I have class right now; see you later in
the library.

Mary: See you later.

 

EXERCISES
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 Mary,
and another the role of Ann.

 

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: Was it cold last night?                                                                      A: Yes, it was.
Q: Was it hot yesterday?                                                                       A: No, it was not.
Q: Was it very windy when you went to the store?                           A: No, it was quite nice.
Q: What did the news say?                                                                   A: The news said that it would rain.
Q: How will it be during the weekend?                                           A: It will be foggy, windy, and rainy.
Q: Is it humid in California?                                                           A: No, it is never humid in California.
Q: Is it going to be warm tonight?                                                A: No, it will be chilly tonight.
Q: How will it be tomorrow?                                                  A: There is a slight chance of rain tomorrow.

Q: Is it going to be sunny tomorrow?                                       A: No, it will be hazy tomorrow.
Q: How was the weather in Denver last week?                      A: It was cloudy last week.

 

3) Comprehension test
a) How was the weather this morning?
b) What happened to Mary’s car?
c) What did Mary do to her car?
d) What was the temperature when Mary woke up?
e) How will it be in the afternoon?
f) How long will it be raining?
g) How is the weather until the weekend?
h) Why will it be difficult for Ann when it rains this afternoon?
i) When will it start raining really hard?
j) How will it be during the coming weekend?
k) What kind of season did they have so far this year?
l) Why is the weather in California better than the weather in the other states?
m) What is Ann wishing for?
n) Why does Ann suggest a trip to Aspen?
o) Can they afford a trip to Aspen?
4) Discussion
a) What kinds of weather do you have in your country?
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b) Describe a perfect weather.
c) Where would you want to live if you have a choice?

 

 

 

 

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  1. nongpok says:

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