ASL English Guide for CBSE Students and Teachers

Test Format :

Class IX

Listening – written paper

40 minutes

Class IX 

Speaking – oral exam

8 minutes

Class XI

Listening – written paper

45 minutes

Class XI

Speaking – oral exam

10 minutes

Task 1

Instructions, messages, etc

Task 1 – Introductions

1 minute

Task 1

Short extracts of opinion on a single topic, monologues,
informal/semi-formal

Task 1 – Introductions

1 minute

Task 2 Conversation, informal dialogue Task 2 – Topic Presentation

2 minutes

Task 2 Conversation on a serious/unfamiliar topic, informal dialogue Task 2 Topic Presentation

2 minutes

Task 3

Short extracts from commentaries, news events

Task 3 – Topic Questions

2 minutes

Task 3

Lecture, presentation, talk; formal, monologue

Task 3 – Topic Questions

3 minutes

Task 4

Formal Speech, presentation, narrative etc.

Task 4 – Problem Solving

3 minutes

Task 4

School/Class Debate or seminar; issues e.g. environment, arts, education vs. science, uniform, mobile usage etc.

Task 4 – Problem Solving

4 minutes

Class 9:

 

ASL English Speaking Exam (8 Minutes):

Speaking Class IX 810 minutes  Format: 1 x examiner; 2 x candidates

Topics: People , Adventure, Environment , Mystery, Children, Sports and games, Money, Culture; Music; Art and craft, House and home, Travel and tourism, Humour and wisdom, History and legend, Science and the future, Hobbies and interests, Fashion

Task Time Focus CBSE curriculum objectives Task Specifications
Introduction

Individual turns

30 seconds each

1 minutes total

Personal, social

Setting at ease

NOT ASSESSED

Express and respond to personal feelings & opinions Open-ended questions about family, home, social life, etc.

NB appropriate to

level

Topic presentation

(with personal slant): Individual turns

NB pre-prepared

1  minute per

candidate

 

minutes total

 

Fluency, ordering, cohesion Present oral reports or summaries; narrate incidents or events Student chooses and prepares topic in class with teacher support. Topic must use language of the curriculum. Students MUST give personal slant or experience of topic.
Topic question: Partner Candidate  followed by Topic questions:   examiner

led

 

Partner Question: 20/30 seconds per candidate

Examiner Question: 30/40 seconds per candidate

 

2 minutes total

Interaction Presenter: adopt different strategies to convey ideas according to purpose, topic & audience Questioner: frame questions so as to elicit desired response Generic to be accessible to all regions

Generic follow-up questions to elicit language at Class IX level

Problem solving with task card

Candidates work       together then answer follow-up questions

 

 

Problem Discussion:

2  minutes

 

Examiner Question: 20/30 seconds per candidate

 

minutes total

Task fulfillment, interaction Take part in group discussions, summaries ideas, elicit views of others; express and argue a point of view clearly Participate in spontaneous  spoken discourse Problem task card + follow- up questions appropriate

to the level

 

Relate to class IX topic list with personal slant

Questions to elicit

Class IX  level language

Stage 1: Introduction (1 minute)

In this stage, the examiner will ask both the candidates their names. After that, examiner will ask to tell something on some topic (eg . about your school, where you live) to both the candidates one by one.

Stage 2: Topic Presentation (2 minute)

Both the candidates will have to speak 1 minutes each their desired topics.

Stage 3: Topic Questions (2 minute)

Both the candidates will ask each other follow up questions 20/30 seconds each. The examiner will also ask questions 30/40 seconds each candidate.

Stage 4: Problem Solving (4 minute)

In this stage, both the candidates will be given a topic to discuss the problem and its solution. Around 2 minutes will be given for discussion. The examiner will ask some follow-up questions to the candidates.

Watch an example English ASL Speaking Video:

See the below ASL English example for more information on how ASL is conducted:

ASL English Speaking Example: 

Class  IX Speaking test  (8 mins)

Stage 1: Introduction (1 minute)

Section time Procedure
10 secs Examiner: Hello, please sit down. 

My name is X. 

What’s your name? (to Candidate A) 

And what’s your name? (to Candidate B)

So your names are (name and serial number A) and (name and serial number B).

25 secs (Candidate A), tell me something about (e.g. where you live).    

Candidate A responds

25 secs (Candidate B), tell me something about (e.g. your school).    

Candidate B responds

 

Stage 2: Topic presentation (4 minutes)

5 secs Examiner: Now (Candidate A), you are going to tell us about your topic. 

When you have finished, (Candidate B) will ask you a question and then I will ask you some more questions. 

Would you like to begin please?

1 minute Candidate A speaks
15 secs

 

Examiner: Thank you. (Candidate B) can you ask (Candidate A) a question please?

Candidate B asks question; Candidate A responds.

40 secs Examiner asks 2 or 3 follow-up questions as appropriate from the topic prompt list

Stage 2 example follow-up questions

How often do you ______? Why?

When you __________ do you __________?

Why do think _______ is important?

5 secs Examiner: Thank you. Now (Candidate B), you are going to tell us about your topic. When you have finished, (Candidate A) will ask you a question and then I will ask you some more questions. Would you like to begin please?
1 minute Candidate B speaks
15 secs

 

Examiner: Thank you. (Candidate B) can you ask (Candidate A) a question please?

Candidate A asks question; Candidate B responds.

40 secs Examiner asks 2 or 3 follow-up questions as appropriate from the topic prompt list

 

Stage 3: Problem solving (3 minutes)

25 secs Examiner: Thank you. Now let’s go to the next task.  

I’m going to give you a card which has information about a problem. 

I’d like you to read the information and then discuss together how you are going to solve the problem. 

You have 2 minutes to do this. Here is your problem.

Stage 3 sample problem solving card

 

Your classmates have not been keeping the school tidy. After lessons there is litter in the classrooms and in the halls. 

With your partner, discuss this problem and decide what you can do to make the school a nicer, cleaner place for everyone. 

 

Candidates read card (20 secs) then ask them to start speaking.

2 mins Candidates discuss the problem and a solution.
35 secs Examiner: OK, can you stop now please. 

Option A (for candidates who have reached a solution):

Thank you.  (Move straight on to a question)

Option B (for candidates who have not reached a solution):

Can you agree on a solution? What is it?

Candidates explain

 

Then examiner asks 1 or 2 follow-up questions as appropriate from the list of problem solving prompts.

Stage 3 example follow-up questions

•      Do you think your (solution) will be effective enough? Why?/Why not?

•      What role do you think ________ plays in this problem? Why?

•      _____________ sounds interesting. Could you tell me more about that/ this?

Please stop there. That’s the end of the test. 

Thank you and goodbye.

Class 10:

ASL English Speaking Exam (10 Minutes):

Task Time Focus CBSE curriculum objectives   Task Specifications
Introduction

Individual turns

 

30 sec each

1 minute total

 

Personal, social Setting at ease NOT ASSESSED Express and respond to personal feelings & opinions Open-ended questions about family, home, social life, etc. NB appropriate to level
Topic presentation

(with personal slant): Individual turns NB pre-prepared

1 minute per candidate

2 minutes total

Fluency, ordering, cohesion Present oral reports or summaries; narrate incidents or events; Student chooses and prepares topic in class with teacher support.

Topic must use language of the curriculum. Students MUST give personal slant or experience of topic.

Topic      question: Partner Candidate followed by Topic questions:   examiner led Partner Question: 20/30 seconds per candidate

Examiner Question:

1 minute per candidate

3 minutes total

Interaction Presenter: adopt different strategies to convey ideas according to purpose, topic &audience

Questioner: frame questions so as to elicit desired response

Generic to be accessible to all regions Generic follow-up questions to elicit language at Class XI level
Problem solving with task card

Candidates                 work together then

follow-up questions

 

Problem Discussion:

2 minutes Examiner Question:

1 minute

per candidate

 

4 minutes total

Task            fulfillment,

interaction

Spontaneous speech;

opinion

 

Take part in group discussions, summarise ideas, elicit views of others; express and argue a point of view clearly

Participate in spontaneous spoken discourse

 

Problem task card + follow-up questions appropriate     to the level

Related to Class XI topic list in wider world.

Questions to elicit Class XI level language.

Stage 1: Introduction (1 minute)

In this stage, the examiner will ask both the candidates their names. After that, examiner will ask to tell something on some topic (eg . about your school, where you live) to both the candidates one by one.

Stage 2: Topic Presentation (2 minute)

Both the candidates will have to speak 1 minutes each their desired topics.

Stage 3: Topic Questions (2 minute)

Both the candidates will ask each other follow up questions 20/30 seconds each. The examiner will also ask questions 30/40 seconds each candidate.

Stage 4: Problem Solving (4 minute)

In this stage, both the candidates will be given a topic to discuss the problem and its solution. Around 2 minutes will be given for discussion. The examiner will ask some follow-up questions to the candidates.

Watch an example English ASL Speaking Video:

See the below ASL English example for more information on how ASL is conducted:

Download the Teachers’ ASL guide here.

For more information, you can check out CBSE ASL corner.

 

 

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