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CBSE Assessment of Speaking and Listening (ASL) Class IX Code IX-L-04, For Class 9, Audio 04

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Assessment of Speaking and Listening (ASL)
Class IX Code IX-L-04

Sample Audio Script of ASL for Class 9 as per CBSE Guidelines for 2015-2016 Session.

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Time: 40 min                                                                                                                                             Max Marks: 20

Audio script Code IX-L-04 For Class 9

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You will hear two friends talking about pottery as a hobby. Read the statements given in your worksheet, then listen to the conversation and choose five of the options A–H which are correct.

Task 1                      4 marks

You will hear an advertisement for the School of Languages. Read the notes given in your worksheet, then listen to the advertisement and complete the notes with one or two words only. You will hear the recording twice.

A big hello from the School of Languages!

Are you below twenty five years of age? Do you find reading, writing or speaking in English a challenge? Stop worrying now. Join us. We can help you. The School of Languages has been an internationally recognised institute in English language teaching for twenty years.

Our Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Courses are designed to suit individual student needs. Our training offers excellent theoretical and practical support. Small interactive student batches ensure quality and personalised care. And what’s more, the certification gives you a decided edge in the job market. Admissions start next week. The first twenty registrations will be eligible for an early bird discount. For more details check our website www.sol.com. Register now. Hurry!

Task 2                5 marks

You will hear two friends talking about pottery as a hobby. Read the statements given in your worksheet, then listen to the conversation and choose five of the options A–H which are correct. Write the letters in the blank boxes. You will hear the recording twice. Which FIVE of the following statements are true?

Boy: Hi, Aparna! Where are you off to? You seem to be in quite a hurry.

Girl: Hi, Partho! You’re right. I don’t want to be late for my new hobby class in pottery. It’s so much fun!

Boy: Really? But what’s new about pottery? It’s such an old medium.

Girl: I know. But it’s new to me! Didn’t you do a pottery course last year, Partho?

oy: Yes, I did.

Girl: Pottery is such a beautiful form of expression, isn’t it? I’m learning so much every day.

Boy: Yes. Did you know Indian pottery really began with the Indus Valley Civilisation?

Girl: Yes, I read about it somewhere.

Boy: In fact, in the Harappan civilisation, the potter’s place was quite an important one in society. Even today, India is home to more than a million potters.

Girl: Hmm… There is so much evidence of ancient hand-made and wheel-made pottery from all over India.

Boy: Tell me, Aparna, have you started using a potter’s wheel?

Girl: Oh no! Not as yet. We are still practising other methods of making pots like pinching, coiling or slab methods.

Boy: Oh, okay. That’s the first stage or the hand-building stage. You work only with your hands and simple tools…Anyway, making pots on the wheel isn’t easy. You need a very good teacher and lots of practice to handle it. How do you feel handling all that mud? Doesn’t it get messy?

Girl: Well, it can get a little messy at times, but that’s okay. I find it so relaxing and such a creative outlet…kneading wet clay…making something with my bare hands …it’s really great fun!

Boy: Hmm… And how do you dry your pieces? In an open courtyard?

Girl: No. We use a potter’s oven for that. The most exciting part of pottery is opening the oven to see the final result, isn’t it?

Boy: Exciting? You must be joking! During my pottery course, that was the most depressing part! My creations never turned out the way I expected them to. The first few items just kept toppling over.

Girl: (laughs) True. It happened to me too. But, no matter how crooked or wobbly the pots, I treasure them. See this? I made it for my mother…

Boy: That’s nice, Aparna! I could never make something like that! I’m better at decorating pots. So I buy readymade clay or ceramic pots and paint them with acrylic or enamel paints. I really enjoy that. I wish I could learn how to use glaze paints!

Girl: Then you should come with me. We also have a class about decorating the pots.

Boy: Really? Let’s go then!

Task 3                5 marks

You will hear five short extracts of people expressing their opinion about the pleasures of running. Read the statements given in your worksheet, then listen to the extracts and match each statement A–G to each speaker 1–5. There are two statements you do not need. You will hear the recordings twice.

Speaker 1: Oh, I just love running. It gives me such a feeling of well-being. Every time I complete a run I feel that I’ve done something good for myself. I like the feel of my heart pumping, the blood racing in my veins and the oxygen filling my lungs. It’s such a heady feeling. I am quite obsessed with it.

Speaker 2: Running is absolutely free…you can do it anytime, anywhere. It has long term benefits too. For one, it can definitely increase your life span. It’s proven that running builds the bones, strengthens muscles and is great for your heart. Don’t you want to live long and live healthily? If you do then… running is the perfect solution.

Speaker 3: I’m the sort of person who worries about everything. But a good run relieves all my tension. Running may be hard during summer but I never let the heat stop me. I read that it helps release endorphins─the hormones that give you a sense of joyfulness. I am never tense after I have finished a run, no matter what the distance.

Speaker 4: There was a time I couldn’t climb a flight of stairs without breaking into a sweat and panting. I was so overweight. Running changed all that. It helped me shed thirty kilos. I joined a fitness programme which encouraged running. Things changed drastically. Running with other overweight people didn’t make me feel embarrassed. And we beat the odds together!

Speaker 5: Running makes me focussed. I make time for it every day of the week. No matter how much homework I may have to do or how many projects to submit…I make sure I take off for a run in the evening. It clears my mind. I’m able to shrug off all the distractions, put on the blinkers, concentrate on my work and complete it too!

Task 4                   6 marks

You will hear a talk on the importance of sleep in the lives of young people. Read the questions given in your worksheet, then listen to the extract and choose ‘a’ or ‘b’ or ‘c’ for each question. You will hear the recording twice.

Hello girls and boys, I was asked to talk to you about something that mattered to you. I have a very strange subject. Sleep! Why do we need to talk about sleep? Well, sleep affects your mood and how you perform.

In surveys abroad, it has been found that young people are getting, on an average, about sixand- a-half hours sleep, when it should be about nine hours. It’s clear that you’re building enormous sleep debts, night after night. And when you struggle to stay awake, you can’t do well and you may end up feeling defeated. We don’t connect any of this with low sleep, do we? The trouble is that this habit stays with you in your adult life.

Sleep is controlled by the brain. The brain is powered by a biological clock system. It sets up a sort of cycle of when it’s easy to fall asleep and when it’s hard to fall asleep. Typically, young people actually feel great at night or late evening, so you tend to use this time to read or play video games or talk on the phone—or study. This is a problem.

So what’s the solution?
Well, maybe you just need to regulate the time gradually. Our brain learns that it’s night through the information it gets from our eyes, and that is—light. I suggest you maximise the amount of light you get in the morning hours and limit the amount you get at night. The brain then begins to understand that this is sleep time.

You may ask—what if I catch up on my sleep on the weekends and make up all the lost hours? That’s binge sleeping. It does help. But it’s not good in the long run. That’s because it gives the brain a different message about what night-time is. And so the brain will be very confused on Monday morning.

And then there are some simple things you already know. It’s not a good idea to drink coffee or tea or anything that has caffeine in it, after dark. The other ‘no-no’ is watching active screens just before you sleep. The moving images on television or your computer screens keep your brain active and will keep it ticking when you want to sleep. It’s a good idea to read or listen to music, preferably something soothing!

To put it briefly, I think all of you should focus on getting eight-and-and-half hours somehow, on weeknights. Then, even if you sleep long hours on weekends, your body clock won’t get wrong messages from you!

worksheet 9 4

Worksheet

CBSE: Assessment of Speaking and Listening Skills (ASL)
Class – IX Code IX-L-04
Time: 40 min Max Marks: 20
LISTENING TEST

Task – 1           4 marks

You will hear an advertisement for the School of Languages. Read the notes below, then
listen to the advertisement and complete the notes with one or two words only. You will
hear the recording twice.
The School of Languages
1. Young people who find English a ___________ can join this school.
2. Courses are ___________ according to each student’s requirements.
3. Limited student numbers help maintain _________ and attention.
4. Immediate ______________________ guarantee fee discounts.

 

Task – 2                   5 marks

You will hear two friends talking about pottery as a hobby. Read the statements below,
then listen to the conversation and choose five of the options A–H which are correct.
Write the letters in the blank boxes. You will hear the recording twice.
Which five of the following statements are true?
A. The girl is excited about her new hobby.
B. The boy has just started learning pottery too.
C. Today, pottery in India is a dying art form.
D. Training with a potter’s wheel is a later stage of the course.
E. The girl feels working with mud is a calming experience.
F. The boy thinks the baking process of pots is very exciting.
G. The boy appreciates the pot made by the girl.
H. The boy is interested in learning more about painting pots.

 

Task – 3                   5 marks

You will hear five short extracts of people expressing their opinion about the pleasures
of running. Read the statements below, then listen to the extracts and match each
statement A–G to each speaker 1–5. There are two statements you do not need. You will
hear the recordings twice.

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Task – 4                      6 marks

You will hear a talk on the importance of sleep in the lives of young people. Read the
questions below, then listen to the extract and choose ‘a’ or ‘b’ or ‘c’ for each question. You will hear the recording twice.
1. Sleep has an influence on
a. how we feel and how well we do in life.
b. what we think and how we act.
c. how we behave with other people.
2. Sleeping for fewer hours than you should
a. is easy to cope with when you are young.
b. becomes a pattern later in life.
c. is difficult when you become an adult.
3. Young people tend to feel very energetic late at night
a. because of their age.
b. because they are fit.
c. because of their body clock.

 

4. The brain recognises that it time to sleep
a. when you dim or turn off the lights.
b. when you stop being physically active.
c. when your body sends it the information.
5. We cannot make up for lost sleep during weekends because
a. the brain will stop recognizing what time it is.
b. the body will continue to be tired on Monday mornings.
c. the weekend will become like one long night.
6. A good way to help yourself fall asleep is
a. to watch something quiet on a screen.
b. to drink something that makes you sleepy.
c. to listen to some soft music.

In surveys abroad, it has been found that young people are getting, on an average, about sixand-
a-half hours sleep, when it should be about nine hours. It’s clear that you’re building
enormous sleep debts, night after night. And when you struggle to stay awake, you can’t do
well and you may end up feeling defeated. We don’t connect any of this with low sleep, do
we? The trouble is that this habit stays with you in your adult life.
Sleep is controlled by the brain. The brain is powered by a biological clock system. It sets
up a sort of cycle of when it’s easy to fall asleep and when it’s hard to fall asleep. Typically,
young people actually feel great at night or late evening, so you tend to use this time to read
or play video games or talk on the phone—or study. This is a problem.
So what’s the solution?
Well, maybe you just need to regulate the time gradually. Our brain learns that it’s night
through the information it gets from our eyes, and that is—light. I suggest you maximise the
amount of light you get in the morning hours and limit the amount you get at night. The brain
then begins to understand that this is sleep time.
You may ask—what if I catch up on my sleep on the weekends and make up all the lost
hours? That’s binge sleeping. It does help. But it’s not good in the long run. That’s because
it gives the brain a different message about what night-time is. And so the brain will be very
confused on Monday morning.
And then there are some simple things you already know. It’s not a good idea to drink coffee
or tea or anything that has caffeine in it, after dark. The other ‘no-no’ is watching active
screens just before you sleep. The moving images on television or your computer screens
keep your brain active and will keep it ticking when you want to sleep. It’s a good idea to read
or listen to music, preferably something soothing!
To put it briefly, I think all of you should focus on getting eight-and-and-half hours somehow,
on weeknights. Then, even if you sleep long hours on weekends, your body clock won’t get
wrong messages from you!
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