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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

MUET speaking guidelines and tips

Assalamualaikum :)

I know that many of you will need this. Especially candidates from universities; mainly due to the fact that the lecturers tend to forget to give us the guidelines and tips for speaking test. Some students dont even study MUET in class.
But still they have to take the test, same goes to me. Don't cry. I know how it feels.

So this is the guidelines.
Thanks to my Mom's friend for handing this to me. Credits : Teacher Aznita. (SMKSIS)


What happens during a MUET speaking test

  • Enter the exam hall. *For Muslims, recite some prayers :)
  • Check your IC with the examiner by presenting your IC and your examination slip
  • Sit down as instructed y the examiner. (Accordingly. Candidate A,B,C and D)
  • Read the question ONLY when you are allowed to do so. DO NOT write anything on the question paper.
  • You can ask the examiner if you do not understand your task, after the one minute reading time. PLEASE ASK, even you understand because you can get some tips and vocabulary to use for your presentation when the examiner trying to explain to you.
  • You are given 2 minutes to prepare for your individual presentation (Task A). DO NOT discuss with other candidates.
  • Individual presentation (Task A) starts (2 minutes each) with Cand A, folowed by Cand B, C then D.
  • After Cand D done, you are given 2 minutes to prepare for your group discussion (Task B). DO NOT discuss with other candidates.
  • Group discussion (Task B) starts. Anyone can start the discussion. You are given 10 minutes to discuss
  • Leave the examination room quietly. DO NOT take anything out of the room except your IC and examination slip.

TIPS & PROCEDURE

1st minute - just read the question and make a mental note of the words you would like to ask. DO NOT SCRIBBLE ON THE QUESTION PAPER ! (you should ask even if you understand the terms to get the right pronunciation and borrow ideas from the examiners, most examiners are very helpful and will give you some ideas if you ask nicely) (Excuse me but what is the meaning of... DO NOT SAY: what means of...*which is a very horrendous grammar)

2nd minute - examiner ask all candidates one by one if they understand the question or not. (make sure you ask, okay)

2 minutes to write your note on the blank A4 paper given (tip : divide the paper into 4 sections. Label with A, B, C, D , then write only on your section.*If you are Cand A, write on A section. Think of three points and for every point, give reasons and examples, make sure it's in note form only to avoid reading)

2 minutes for each candidate to present Task A - MUST AGREE WITH POINT GIVEN. Make sure you speak for the full 2 minute, and it is ok to just elaborate 1 or 2 points well, instead of 3 points but not well explained)
Speak according to this format :

  1. Greetings (Good morning to the examinerS and fellow candidateS, etc.)
  2. Repeat situation (Today we are talking about..)
  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 taht...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 nut shell...)


2 minutes to prepare for Task B (now you can add or write notes for all candidates' points. have a ranking system 1,2,3 and 4. 1 is the best choice and 4 for the least favourite, this will help you with your discussion )

10 minutes to discuss. While in the quarantine room , before you enter the exam room, pre-decide who will do the introduction, and someone to do the conclusion (this person MUST PAY ATTENTION TO THE GIVEN TIME, do not conclude before the time or lets the discussion goes exceeded the time)



TEST ENDS...


Well, for the useful language during speaking test, you can Google it. Don't be lazy people. Open a new tab and Google for it.

Here's an example for the answer

Situation : Your brother has been given the opportunity to study in England on a government scholarship. You and your family are very proud of him. Decide on a special gift for him to prepare for his trip abroad.
Cand A : Suggest that they give him cash. Say why.


Good morning to the examiner and my fellow candidates. I'm very happy that my brother has just received a scholarship to study in England. My relatives and I would like to give him a special gift. We all think that the best gift is money because it will be very useful for him.

     The first reason is with cash he can buy things that he needs when he gets there. There will be a lot of things that he will need like new books, stationary, clothes and food. He will also need to pay for transportation like taking the bus or train to go to the university campus. As we know, it is very expensive in England so any money we give him will be very useful.

      Secondly, my brother can use the money to buy a mobile phone when he gets to England. I think this is very important in case of emergencies so we can contact him easily. Furthermore, he can sms us and keep us updated with his progress in his studies there. Hence, if we really miss him, we can just give him a call.

      Last but not least, I think giving him money is the best choice because it is light and doesn't take up a lot of space. If we were to give him a computer, books or winter clothes it will be very heavy and bulky for him to bring to England. Therefore, I think that it is much easier to bring money and buy those things when he gets there.

     In conclusion, there are some of the reasons why I think giving him some cash is the best choice. To me, it is the most useful gift we can give him. Thank you.

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Here's some videos of a MUET test. The whole session was then divided into 7 parts of videos.

PART 1


PART 2



PART 3



PART 4



PART 5



PART 6



PART 7




Good luck guys :)

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Monday, 21 October 2013

Soalan MUET pagi tadi

Assalamualaikum :)

#Paramore : Still into you

Okay. Dah trauma nak speaking lepas speaking test MUET pagi tadi. Haha.

Awal2 start tu okay lagi. Kinda fluent. Tak sampai sepuluh saat, terpandang pulak muka examiner, dia angguk (agree with my point ke hapa entah) dan saya terus kehilangan kata-kata ! ataupun bak kata omputis, lost for words. Blank, stammer 3 saat, tibai je cakap lepas tu. Elok2 tak nervous terus jadi nervous. Grammar terabur entah ke mana. Points tak elaborate. Oh my. Menyesal pandang muka dia tadi.
Saya tak sepatutnya memakai kaca mata ketika menjawab soalan speaking saya tadi. Alangkah menyesalnya... tapi nasi sudah menjadi bubur, tiada guna diratapi atau diraungi sehingga terkeluar anak tekak pun. Sudah terlambat.

Sekarang dah rasa cuak nak speaking. Buahaha. *bajet hari2 speaking kat rumah -..-

Hmmm..setelah dibaca dan difikir balik, saya masih belum memberikan ekspelanasi (explanation) berkenaan tajuk di atas.

Soalan MUET pagi tadi was "A country's economic success depends on a few factors" lebih kurang macam tu and the factors are
a) Mann-power
b) Education 'something2' I'm afraid I had forgotten
c) Health care
d) Natural resources
*Tajuk di atas memang x sure tapi lebih kurang la bunyi dia macam tu

so yang manpower ni , budak tu explain pasal work force. Kena kerja leklok la untuk sumbang kat ekonomi negara. Kerja kena ada integriti semua. Apa entah lagi. Tak dengar sangat. Tengah bizi cari point untuk diri sendiri. Hanya mampu pura-pura fokus dan angguk2 macam paham.

Yang education ni adalah my topic. Haha. Topic sendiri pun dah lupa. Memang banyak kelentong tadi. Cakap kena start bagi kesedaran sejak zaman sekolah la pasal economic issues ni. Contoh yang tengah berlaku sekarang, the shut down of Pentagon. So kalau kanak-kanak ni sedar about what's going on around the world and that somehow our country is at stake jugak, they will start taking action since they were little. Belajar pandai-pandai dan bagi sumbanagn ekonomi untuk negara. Then saya mengarut lagi. Okay. Dah lupa points sendiri yang lain lagi -..- .

Third candidate. Health care. Kalau care pasal health, ramai sihat & cergas. Boleh kerja. Boleh fikir. Senang nak communicate dengan negara luar. Okay. Bunyi macam point yang saya tulis ni biasa je tapi best la jugak dia explain tadi.

Last, natural resources. Dia tak elaborate sangat. Just cakap yang kita pakai natural resources dalam daily life. And explain point tu je. So masa group discussion, I said that kita boleh export natural resources ni kat negara lain. For example, Japan, they have limited mineral resources, so as a country that have plenty of resources like ... bla bla bla, we should take advantage by exporting our resources. They get what they dont have and we get money. And bla-bla-bla.

Okay. Dah malas cakap pasal MUET ni. Nak muntah.

Yang saya tau, saya rasa macam nak oppose dengan tajuk sendiri, yang pasal education sysytem tu. I mean , kalau since daripada budak2 ni sekolah rendah, kita dah tanam dengan mentaliti 'kapitalis' dalam otak mereka, susah Malaysia nanti. Haish. Susah nak explain.

We should not agitate the innocence of children towards the importance of materialistic world. Of course, we can say that money is the most important commodity in order to drive the nation towards a modern civilization but we tend to forget to imply the importance of humanitarian acts in the children's brains. They are supposed to learn about moral values at school and not about the doctrine of materialistic harsh world. It is this kind of mentality that would ruin their mindsets and thus segregating personal importance of material world with humanitarian effort to save the world. They should be taught that we first need stabilization in social then economy. "Long have we taught our children to be rich but we are not well aware of the side effects of this capitalist mentality."

*If only I can oppose my own opinion about 'children should be exposed towards the importance of their country's economy since diorang masih kecil.' Haish. Why like this. Masa tengah tulis idea tadi, hanya boleh fikir tentang 'the contrast of my own idea' ! I was like,,, please...I'm not that rebellious.
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Saturday, 19 October 2013

NervousIsninMUET

Assalamualaikum :] *nervous grin

Reading-  0% nervous
Listening- 0% nervous
Writing-   0% nervous
Speaking- 100% nervous !
*ceh. yang lain 0%, bajet boleh jawablah kononnya -..- tak nervous lagi

So I have this MUET thing this Monday (!) and God knows how nervous am I. God. I'm not good in giving opinions or elaborating ideas. Why this speaking is...haish. It's killing me, seriously. And to watch a band 6 videos from you tube does not make me feel any better. I mean , this people, how come they have such great ideas and their elaborations are just..umph ! They're so fluent. And I'm so jealous.


I'm not a debater nor an orator. All those speaking-at-the-front or speaking-on-the-stage is not my kinda thing. I will easily get nervous, super nervous that I can nearly faint and only a kiss from a prince will cure my nervousness. Of course there will be no prince this Monday so I cannot fall on my feet. Kecewa.

"Oh..I feel like there are butterflies in my stomach. Ouch. Damn you nervous." 
Nope. Not me. In fact, in my case, there are actually bats swooping back and forth in my stomach, biting and chewing each of my blood capillaries, gliding from fallopian tube to the top of the lungs and hmmm... well anything that will cause me nausea will do.


Me worried too much. Like an old lady. Haish. I should stop worrying about these things. But what if I cannot come out with brilliant ideas and start stammering and only manage to blink my beautiful lashes at the examiners ? oh my. I should wink at the examiners ! Who knows I'll get extra marks.

Mengarut, my forte. But brainy speech, not my specialty.

People, what do you eat that make you speak so fluent and have those amazing ideas? Can I have some?


Allahumma yassir walaa tu'assir. Lancarkanlah tutur bicaraku nanti, ya Allah.

#Pray for me guys. XOXO :p haha

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