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Sunday, October 7, 2012

MUET SPEAKING~Practice Makes Perfect


As you keep on practicing, ask God to open your heart to the hidden knowledge, in that way each time when you read the same thing, He will grant  His blessings of wisdom to gain more understanding. Use your higher order thinking skills (analysis, synthesis, evaluation and affective )when speaking  in order to reflect  mature, wise and sensible ideas.
Be prepared mentally, physically and spiritually in order to lower  your anxiety level.  Think positively to overcome worries, nervousness and uneasy moments. Smile to gain confidence, speak clearly to show your enthusiasm, express well to reveal your passion. Just be prepared for any topics/themes but please don’t depend on them too much as they might be in different colours!


Please prepare a blank A 4 paper and then divide into 4 sections ( A, B, C, D) 
Choose a question from the selected MUET Booklets for the speaking task and take two minutes to write (only in your own section) three points and for every point give reasons and examples.
Then take another two minutes to present your Task A
Speak according to this format:
1. Greetings (Good morning to the examiners  and my friends)
2. Repeat situation (Today we are talking about...etc.)
3. Main Point (The point I would like to discuss is... etc.)
4. 1st point (Firstly,.. , This is because,.., Moreover,..., For example,.. , Therefore,... )
5. 2nd point (Secondly,... , This means that,... , Furthermore,... , For instance,... , Thus,...)
6. 3rd point (Finally,... , This is due to the fact that... , In addition, Take for example..., Hence,... )
7. Conclusion (In a nutshell, etc.)

Please take another two minutes to write points for Task B
Then take 10 minutes to present the Task B(which is group discussion) Pre decide who will do the introduction, and who will do the conclusion. (the final person must pay attention to the timeframe)
Use your hands to gesture and explain your points. Marks will be awarded for 3 categories:
1. Task fulfillment - Did you understand the question and give a relevant and mature response?
2. Communicative ability - Did you have good eye-contact, body posture, gestures, cooperation?
3. Language - Do you have good command of the language with extended vocabulary?
Marks are given for Task A and Task B then added and divided to find the average.
Booklet 1
A person's character is often influenced by other people around him/her. Who has the greatest influence on a person's character?
-Discuss which of the following has the greatest influence on a person's character
(i) Parents
(ii)Teachers
(iii)Friends
(iv)Famous Personalities
Booklet 2
If you were given the opportunity to serve as the Prime Minister of Malaysia for one term, what would be a great achievement to leave behind?
(i)Economic prosperity
(ii)Excellence in sports
(iii)World class education
(iv)Excellent health facilities
Booklet 4
You and your friends are deciding on the choice of universities and programs of study available. You would like to seek the opinion of others before you make your final decision.
-Whose opinion is most important in deciding where and what to study for your university degree?
(i)Opinion of parents
(ii)Opinion of friends
(iii)Opinion of teachers
(iv)Opinion of career guidance counsellors
Booklet 7
Electronic media like mobile phone, computer and electronic games has an impact on young people of today. What aspects of their lives are affected?
-Discuss what aspects of a young person's life is most affected by electronic media
(i)Study habits
(ii)Daily habits
(iii)Social relationship
(iv)World view
Booklet 9
What are the costs cutting measures that can be taken by a family to reduce expenditure? Give some suggestions.
-Best way for a family to reduce expenditure.
(i)Use public transport
(ii)Spend only on what is needed
(iii)Carry out their own repair and maintenance work
(iv)Recycle and reuse household items
Booklet 10
Who do you regard as a successful person?
-You regard as the most successful person
(i)Someone who is very rich
(ii)Someone who is very intelligent
(iii)Someone who is very powerful
(iv)Someone who is very famous
Booklet 11
What factors can influence a student's academic perfrmance
-Greatest impact on a student's performance
(i)Study habits
(ii)Sleeping haboits
(iii)Leisure activities
(iv)Network of friends
Booklet 12
It is important to be a good neighbour. What are some of the guidelines needed?
-Discuss which of the following are the most important qualities needed to be a good neighbour
(i)Polite and respectful
(ii)Friendly and caring
(iii)Helpful and responsible
(iv)Tolerant and understanding

Fill your mind with light, happiness, hope, feelings of security and strength, 
and soon your life will reflect these qualities. ~Remez Sasson  
All the best!
You can do it!
Think Positive!

MUET SPEAKING- PAST YEAR QUESTIONS


MUET JULY 2012 SPEAKING 1st Booklet

Your collage is organising a youth seminar. You are invited to submit some
relevant topics for the seminar.

Discuss which of the following is the most relevant topic for the youth seminar

i. 'Graduating with a degree can help one's future'
ii. 'Young people should serve their community'
iii. 'The importance of teamwork'
iv. 'Being optimistic'
MUET JULY 2012 SPEAKING 2nd Booklet

Discuss which of the following is the most important factor which contributes to
good performance in examinations.

i. Self- discipline
ii. Parental support
iii. Experienced teachers
iv. Peer influence

MUET JULY 2012 SPEAKING 3rd Booklet

Discuss which of the following is the best way to help a country that has just faced a catastrophic natural disaster.

i Doonating a large sum of money
ii Sending food and supplies
iii Providing medical services
iv Sending experts to look for survivors
MUET JULY 2012 SPEAKING 4th Booklet

Discuss which of the following is the most effective way to prevent burglaries.

i Fasten all doors and windows securely
ii Install a burglar alarm
iii Organise a neighbourhood watch programme
iv Keep the emergency numbers of the police

MUET JULY 2012 SPEAKING 5th Booklet

Which of the following is the greatestact of kindness?

i Sending an injured motorcyclist to hospital.
ii Cheering up the elderly at the old folks' home.
iii Helping disaster victims rebuild their village
iv Sponsoring the education of an orphan
MUET JULY 2012 SPEAKING 6th Booklet

Discuss which of the following is the most useful source of information to help you make your decision on higher education?

i Talking to family members and relatives.
ii Going to education and career fairs.
iii Sourcing for infomation from the media
iv Seeking advice from the career guidance councellor
MUET JULY 2012 SPEAKING 7th Booklet

Discuss which of the following is the best way to save money.

i Spending less on entertainment
ii Spending less on shopping
iii Growing one's own vegetables
iv Using public transportation

MUET JULY 2012 SPEAKING 8th Booklet

Which of the following is the greatest advantage of being able to speak more than two languages?

i It is an advantage at work.
ii It is an advantage in the community.
iii It is an advantage when travelling.
iv It is an advantage when purchasing items.


MUET SPEAKING -YEAR END 2011


1.
People gives the most meaningful contribution to society
A)garbage collectors
B)toilet cleaners
C)road sweepers
D)gardeners

2. Challenges of studying abroad
A) homesick
B) language barrier
C) financial problems
D) culture shock

3.Welfare club wants to help children in a hospital
A) read to the children regularly
B) organise games and activities
C) assist the children with their studies
D) collect things like toys and books for the children

4.Sex education should be taught to the young. Who should impart this knowledge?
A) teachers
B) parents
C) friends
D) the mass media

5.Which is the most important in life?
A)health
B)friends
C)education
D)family

6.What are the qualities that can strengthen a relationship.
A)respect
B)honesty
C)generosity
D)tolerance
7.Parents may differ opinions with their teenagers on
A) choice of friends
B) choice of career
C) extend freedom
D) lifestyle

8. What kind of movies appeal to Malaysian people?
A) horror
B) comedies
C) animation
D) action
9. How youth express their feeling:
A)face to face
B)sms
C)social networking
D)phone call
10.Qualities of a good team player
A)respect other's point of view
B)strong commitment
C)cooperative
D)communicates well
11.which professions should paid high salary
A)football player
B)singer
C)nurse
D)policeman

12. What is the quality for a team player?
A) respect on others view
B) Shows commitment
C) cooperate
D) communicate wells

MUET SPEAKING PAPER 2-MID 2010


1. A person's character is often influenced by other people around him/her. Who has the greatest influence on a person's character?
A)You think that parents have the greatest influence on a person's character.
B)You think that teachers have the greatest influence on a person's character.
C)You think that friends have the greatest influence on a person's character.
D)You think that famous personalities have the greatest influence on a person's character.

2.If you were given the opportunity to serve as the Prime Minister of Malaysia for one term, what would be a great achievement to leave behind?
A)A great achievement would be to bring about economic prosperity.
B)A great achievement would be to bring about excellence in sports.
C)A great achievement would be to bring about world class education.
D)A great achievement would be to bring about excellent health facilities.


3.What do teenagers expect from their parents?
A)Increase their allowance
B)Give them more freedom
C)Be more understanding
D)Spend more time with them


4.You and your friends are deciding on the choice of universities and programmes of study available. You would like to seek the opinion of others before you make your final decision.
A)You think that it is important to seek the opinion of your parents.
B)You think that it is important to seek opinion of your friends
C)You think that it is important to seek opinion of your teachers
D)You think that it is important to seek  opinion of your career guidance counselor
                
5. You are preparing for your first job interview. There are many things that you should do. What are some of these?
A)Get information about the job
B)Obtain information about the organisation
C)Dress appropriately for the interview
D)Improve on your communication skills


6.Everyone has a role to play in making Malaysia a safer place to live in. Suggest what can be done at different levels to achieve this.
A)Every individual can play a role in maintaining safety.
B)The community
C)The school or college
D)The government

                
7.Electronic media such as the mobile phone, computer and electronic games has an impact on young people of today. What aspects of their lives are affected?
A) Electronic media can affect the study habits of youths. 
B)Daily habits
C)social relationships
D)World view

                 
8.In today's society, more people arre trying to lose weight. What could be the reason?
A)For health reasons
B)To be fashionable
C)Because of their job
D)Because of social pressure

9.What are the costs-cutting measures that can be taken by a family to reduce expenditure? Give some suggestions.
A) Use public transport
B)Spend only on what is needed
C) Carry out their own repair and maintenance work
D)Recycle and reuse household items
               
10.Who do you regard as a successful person? Give your view.
A)Someone who is very rich
B)Someone who is very intelligent
C)Someone who is very powerful
D)Someone who is very famous


11.What factors can influence a student's academic performance?
A)Study habits
B)Sleeping habits
C)Leisure activities
D)Network of friends
                
12.It is important to be a good neighbour. What are some of the qualities needed?
A)Polite and respectful
B)Friendly and caring
C)Helpful and responsible
D)Tolerant and understanding