Assessment of Listening and Speaking (ASL)

By | August 18, 2016

ASL- Assessment of Speaking and Listening

A short description for those who are new to the process of 20 marks-

Before ASL- In every class groups of 2 -2 children are made and date is announced for the conduction of ASL. Children perform in the group of two.
Note- the Assessment of Speaking and Listening (ASL) takes 8 minutes for a pair of 2 students to complete. This is actually conducted in three stages.

Stage 1: Introduction (1 minute)
In this stage, the examiner asks both of the candidates their names and a brief introduction. After that, both the candidates are asked some general questions one by one. Like-
1. What is your father?
2. Where do you live?
3. Which is your favourite subject?

Stage 2: Speech (4 minute for both)
The examiner will ask the first Candidate to speak on the topic and the second Candidate will ask questions on the basis of the spoken text. The second candidate will be asked to speak on any other topic and the first candidate will ask questions related to it. The examiner will also ask 2-3 questions to both the Candidates related to their topics.

Stage 3: Problem solving (3 minute)
In this final stage, both the candidates will be given a problematic situation to discuss. Its solution has to be found out.  Nearly 2 minute will be given for conversation on the given problem. The examiner will ask some follow-up questions.

Examples of Problematic situation-
1. One of the children of your class always keeps on speaking and never lets others study. Discuss the problem and tell what will be your advice to solve the problem of this nuisance?
2. Many of your classmates do not bring books and disturb others during study hours. Discuss with your partner why they behave in this way and  what can be done to change their attitude?

Finally, The Students have to prepare a brief introduction and a paragraph of nearly 150 words (15 lines) which could be spoken within a minute and a question on the basis of the paragraph.

Some of the topics are given for your help-
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Category: ASL
  • Anant

    very good

  • Shailesh

    Thanks a lot my dear and really I appreciate your efforts to respond.