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CBSE Assessment of Speaking and Listening Skills (ASL) Class XI Code XI-L-02 Audio-2

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Assessment of Speaking and Listening (ASL)
Class 11 Code XI-L-02

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Time: 40 min                                                                                                          Max Marks: 20

Audio script Code XI-L-02 For Class 11

Task 1                                       5 marks

You will hear five short extracts of people talking about different types of tourism. 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
People travel for different reasons. I travel because I love exploring new areas which are not only scenically beautiful but also provide opportunities for exciting physical sports, like mountaineering, trekking, skiing or river-rafting. Luckily for me, I don’t have to worry too much about company. I travel along with a group of four like-minded friends. We enjoy travelling to a new destination every year. Instead of staying in hotels, we camp in tents. This makes for a complete experience!

Speaker 2
With tourism really opening up in India, I look for the best options available. Many tour operators promote group tourism to a variety of attractive destinations around the country. Their itineraries include places where tourists can get a glimpse of the culture, tradition and lifestyle of the region, along with an opportunity to interact with the locals. I have undertaken several such trips with my family, especially during unusual events that occur once in a couple of years.

Speaker 3
My idea of travel might seem a little away from the beaten path, but I won’t have it any other way! A few friends and I travel not for personal comfort or pleasure, but to work with local communities. We choose destinations that are remote and underdeveloped. We work as volunteers on various outreach programmes set up by NGOs. Digging wells, teaching local children or women or working for the environment…they have provided more memorable experiences than a regular holiday could ever do.

You will hear two students talking about voting rights for teenagers. Read the sentences given in your worksheet, then listen to the conversation and choose ‘a’ or ‘b’ or ‘c’ for each sentence.

Boy: I feel the voting age for teenagers should be lowered to sixteen years. There is no major difference between a sixteen-year-old and an eighteen-year-old. In fact, I feel many sixteenyear- olds are more sensible than some twenty-year-olds. After all, they have a say in deciding the future of their country too!

Girl: Well, I partly agree with you on this, being a sixteen-year-old myself! But there must be some wisdom behind granting teenagers the right to vote only when they turn eighteen. I feel waiting a couple of years more to vote isn’t such a bad thing. There is a time and age for every right to be gained, isn’t it? Be it getting a driving license, joining the armed forces or voting rights. The thing is, voting involves complex decision making. The mind needs to be really mature for it. It makes sense to keep it as one of the last rights to be gained.

Boy: What’s the harm in learning about our country’s democratic processes early in life? It makes sense to involve future citizens like us in the country’s affairs from an early age. What’s wrong in giving us the right to be part of the electorate? It’s good to learn about managing the country’s affairs from the age of sixteen. It’s good for democracy and it’s good for us sixteen-year-olds. In fact, the chances are higher we’ll make wise decisions by the time we reach twenty one!

Girl: I’m not speaking for myself, but tell me, do all sixteen-year-olds really follow politics or care about voting? They may have an opinion but not enough knowledge. All they would do is ask their parents or best friend who they are voting for and that opinion will become his or her own view! Wouldn’t that be a terrible waste of voting rights?

Boy: I’m not saying that won’t happen, but don’t adults do the same thing too? The members of a household will definitely influence each other on who they should vote for. It happens all the time in every part of the world, I’m sure.

Girl: Another point is, sixteen-year-olds are not yet ready for real-world responsibilities. They are rebellious and angry most of the time. I was recently reading some research that said that the brains of young adults are not fully mature. To give them a right to vote can be dangerous. They may vote somebody in for all the wrong reasons…a famous celebrity who may not know how to rule the country, rights issues that appeal to the angry young teenager…none of them will really help the nation.

Boy: But if you don’t engage with teenagers early enough and empower them through a democratic right, to influence decision-making, you are never going to inspire them to get involved in our democracy. Youth issues are best represented by the youth themselves.

Girl: I agree, but they must be educated and well-informed to be able to do that. It’s only when you are a working member of society that you are ready to explore your rights with responsibility and conviction. There is a time and a place for everything! I think it’s best we leave it at that!

Speaker 4
Medical tourism has probably become one of the biggest stimuli for travel. India offers the latest and the most advanced medical facilities and treatments at very affordable rates. This attracts people from all around the world. The government’s visa-on-arrival schemes and availability of budget accommodation and also knowledge of English contribute to a positive travel experience. Experts predict that the annual growth of medical tourism in India is likely to grow steadily, making it an extremely profitable industry in the country.

Speaker 5
Ever heard of food taking people places? A friend of mine described an extraordinary food safari he went on while travelling abroad. This is a new concept of travel, with dedicated tours to please the palate. He said chefs and restaurant managers not only spoil visitors with mouthwatering food and recipes, but also entertain them with anecdotes and interesting insights into the historical and cultural significance of local food. I accompanied him on one such journey last year. What a culinary adventure it was!

Task 2                          6 marks

You will hear two students talking about voting rights for teenagers. Read the sentences given in your worksheet, then listen to the conversation and choose ‘a’ or ‘b’ or ‘c’ for each sentence. You will hear the recording twice.

Boy: I feel the voting age for teenagers should be lowered to sixteen years. There is no major difference between a sixteen-year-old and an eighteen-year-old. In fact, I feel many sixteenyear- olds are more sensible than some twenty-year-olds. After all, they have a say in deciding the future of their country too!

Girl: Well, I partly agree with you on this, being a sixteen-year-old myself! But there must be some wisdom behind granting teenagers the right to vote only when they turn eighteen. I feel waiting a couple of years more to vote isn’t such a bad thing. There is a time and age for every right to be gained, isn’t it? Be it getting a driving license, joining the armed forces or voting rights. The thing is, voting involves complex decision making. The mind needs to be really mature for it. It makes sense to keep it as one of the last rights to be gained.

Boy: What’s the harm in learning about our country’s democratic processes early in life? It makes sense to involve future citizens like us in the country’s affairs from an early age. What’s wrong in giving us the right to be part of the electorate? It’s good to learn about managing the country’s affairs from the age of sixteen. It’s good for democracy and it’s good for us sixteen-year-olds. In fact, the chances are higher we’ll make wise decisions by the time we reach twenty one!

Girl: I’m not speaking for myself, but tell me, do all sixteen-year-olds really follow politics or care about voting? They may have an opinion but not enough knowledge. All they would do is ask their parents or best friend who they are voting for and that opinion will become his or her own view! Wouldn’t that be a terrible waste of voting rights?

Boy: I’m not saying that won’t happen, but don’t adults do the same thing too? The members of a household will definitely influence each other on who they should vote for. It happens all the time in every part of the world, I’m sure.

Girl: Another point is, sixteen-year-olds are not yet ready for real-world responsibilities. They are rebellious and angry most of the time. I was recently reading some research that said that the brains of young adults are not fully mature. To give them a right to vote can be dangerous. They may vote somebody in for all the wrong reasons…a famous celebrity who may not know how to rule the country, rights issues that appeal to the angry young teenager…none of them will really help the nation.

Boy: But if you don’t engage with teenagers early enough and empower them through a democratic right, to influence decision-making, you are never going to inspire them to get involved in our democracy. Youth issues are best represented by the youth themselves.

Girl: I agree, but they must be educated and well-informed to be able to do that. It’s only when you are a working member of society that you are ready to explore your rights with responsibility and conviction. There is a time and a place for everything! I think it’s best we leave it at that!

Task 3                                   4 marks

You will hear a speech by an expert on internships. Read the statements given in your worksheet, then listen to the extract and choose four of the options A–G which are correct. Write the correct letters in the blank boxes provided. You will hear the recording twice.

Which FOUR of the following statements does the speaker believe to be true? Who is an intern and what does interning demand of you? Well…interns are usually college or university students, but school students can be interns too.

Interns are trainees who work, often without pay, in order to gain work experience or to meet qualification requirements for a particular profession. So an internship is on-the-job training without too many perks!

Most of you choose your subjects in high school after a lot of thought and discussion. But have you had misgivings about what you are studying for? Whether you have made the right choice or not? Don’t worry. This is quite normal. Let me explain.

My childhood dream was to become a doctor. I worked as a volunteer in my father’s friend’s clinic. I realised I was chasing an impossible dream. I caught a glimpse into the demanding life of a medical professional. The smell of medicines and disinfectants caused headaches and nausea. I knew I couldn’t take this every day. I wondered how my parents would react to the news. But, it was an important decision I had to take.

Today, when they see me as a successful entrepreneur, they are happy for me. And it was an internship that helped me find my true path…

Interning is a great way to find a career that suits your personality. It’s the perfect opportunity to identify what you will like doing for the rest of your working life. Grab any opportunity that you can get to intern at clinics, offices or studios. Look for organisations where volunteers are accepted.

Please don’t think it is wasted effort. Whether you pursue your dream career or change your decision, internships make your resumé stand out. It speaks of your motivation and willingness to work…you gain confidence and learn how to adapt in a challenging and dynamic world.

Task 4                                     5 marks

You will listen to two students, a boy and a girl, debate about advertising and its impact. Read the statements given in your worksheet, then listen to the speakers and complete the sentences with one word only. You will hear the recording twice.

Boy: I personally believe advertising is a waste of precious time and money. Advertisers compete with one another all the time, exaggerating the quality of their products and trying to tempt and confuse prospective buyers. 

Girl: On the contrary, I think advertisers are doing a great service. They inform people about new products. They don’t force people to buy things. Surely people know their own minds. And remember, competition is healthy because it offers more choices and keeps prices in check.

Boy: Not all buyers are as alert as you think. Most shoppers buy things because of sheer temptation and regret it later.

Girl: You can’t blame advertising for that. Organisations around the world want to become more visible or make profits. That’s the way it works. Don’t we all look at advertisements in newspapers or magazines? Information about admissions to different colleges, vacancies for jobs and property for sale must reach the wider public. So, what’s wrong with advertising goods and services for the same reasons? Don’t forget, this industry has helped the economy by generating revenue and employment opportunities for millions.


Boy: Would you say the same of fast food chains that serve children junk food? We all know they advertise food which lacks nutritive value…is addictive…and causes health problems. What about the toy industry? A vast range of overpriced toys for young children or violent video games for the youth are specially advertised to catch their attention and increase a desire for them. Children nag their parents into buying the products at any cost. Is this ethical? Does it reflect a sense of moral responsibility?


Girl: Your concerns are genuine. But parents raise their children with the right values from their early years. Schools too train youngsters to cope with social pressures by integrating life skills and value education into the curriculum. All these are bound to have a positive effect on children.


Boy: How can you expect children to resist persuasive advertising? Unlike adults, children do not possess critical thinking skills. They cannot make informed decisions. They can be easily manipulated to accept new values designed only for profits. I honestly feel advertising must be regulated. We need laws to prevent advertisers from marketing potentially harmful products.


Girl: You’ll be glad to know that most governments have already passed laws which direct
food companies to use healthy and nutritious ingredients in their products and not to mislead the public by hiding information.


Boy: That’s good news, indeed. I feel governments should also restrict the number of advertisements on television and radio…It’s the commercial breaks that affect people’s minds about brands, brand value and popular culture.


Girl: I know, but television channels can raise money only by selling space for commercials. They can’t manage operations otherwise. In fact, even governments look for outside sponsorship of national events…the Commonwealth Games are an example.


Boy: No matter what, we have a moral duty to protect young minds from brand wars that creep into schools, offices, streets, homes, and families.


Girl: Well, don’t forget…India has improved literacy rates and wiped out polio because of
innovative media promotion. They can reach millions of people even in the remotest parts of the country. So every black cloud has a silver lining!

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Worksheet

CBSE Assessment of Speaking and Listening Skills (ASL)
Class XI                 Code XI-L-02
LISTENING TEST
Time: 45 min                     Max. Marks: 20 

Task 1             5 marks

You will hear five short extracts of people talking about different types of tourism. 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 2                      6 marks

You will hear two students talking about voting rights for teenagers. Read the sentences below, then listen to the conversation and choose ‘a’ or ‘b’ or ‘c’ for each sentence. You will hear the recording twice.

1. The boy supports voting rights at sixteen because
a. teenagers are level-headed enough to vote.
b. other countries have allowed this right.
c. teenagers are finishing their schooling by then.

2. The girl feels it is good to
a. give sixteen-year olds the right to vote.
b. delay voting rights until eighteen.
c. permit the right to drive or join the army at sixteen.

3. The boy supports voting from an early age as it
a. increases the number of voters.
b. develops the democratic process.
c. builds maturity over the years.

4. The girl insists that ballot rights can be
a. squandered away by misguided teenagers.
b. controlled by the teenager’s father and mother.
c. given only to well-informed sixteen-year olds.

5. Giving unsteady youngsters the right to vote can
a. increase rebellion and dissatisfaction.
b. be a disservice to the country.
c. cause a divide in society.

6. The girl’s attitude to the discussion is
a. balanced and fair.
b. calm but unclear.
c. subjective and inconclusive.

 

Task 3                          4 marks    

You will hear a speech by an expert on internships. Read the statements below, then listen to the extract and choose four of the options A–G which are correct. Write the correct letters in the blank boxes provided.  You will hear the recording twice.
Which FOUR of the following statements are true?

A. The speaker feels interns get fewer benefits than a full-time employee.
B. The speaker says having second thoughts about what to study is alright.
C. The speaker’s internship at a clinic confirmed a career in medicine.
D. The speaker believes an internship can lead to a good career for life.
E. The speaker thinks earnings as an intern can help fund college education.
F. The speaker is convinced that internships add value to one’s resumé.
G. Students can become full-time employees in their places of internship.

 

Task 4                                   5 marks

You will listen to two students, a boy and a girl, debate about advertising and its impact. Read these sentences, then listen to the speakers and complete the sentences with one or words only. You will hear the recording twice.
1. It is _________ in the market that helps provide more options and value for money.
2. Advertising offers too much _________ and makes people waste their money.
3. Children lack _________ _________ skills to see through advertising that targets them.
4. _________ _________ cleverly bombard viewers with the latest market trends.
5. Media outreach programmes can improve _________ standards and eradicate diseases.

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