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MUET - Sharing Session UiTMJ 2013

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Siti Mariam Mohammad Iliyas

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LISTEN! LISTEN! LISTEN
Develop your own strategies.
Focus!
Practice to jot down notes, use your own short forms, but make sure you
CAN UNDERSTAND YOUR WRITINGS!
Make sure you
REALLY
understand the recording
Alienate yourself from your surrounding,
IMMERSE yourself
in the recording.
Pick up hints for important details from the questions.
It's finally the day of the test! I'm sooo freakin' nervous! Arghhfxcdsszkjlfs! OMG! So what now?
What to expect when you least know what to expect
MUET
(Malaysian University English Test)

SPEAKING
RELAX
, make yourself comfortable.
Smile, and
KEEP CALM
.
Read the question given, try to
REALLY
understand the situation & the option given to you.
Jot down your points
QUICKLY
!
Speak
CLEARLY
, make yourself
AUDIBLE
.
EXPLAIN
your points, and make yourself
COMPREHENSIBLE
.
LISTEN &
FOCUS
to the other speakers, take note of their points.
Try to use as much language
AS YOU CAN
! Show your efforts in supporting your points.
Practice to speak in English at
ANY TIME
possible!
TALK TO YOURSELF
if you're too shy to talk to others!
Be
CONFIDENT
! Relax, they're all just human beings from Malaysia. They're not cyborg or any
English-speaking alien. :D
READING
Read & re-read.
SKIM & SCAN
for important points. You don't have much time anyway!
If you don't understand certain words, try to GUESS the meaning from the text as a whole. Remember to
GUESS INTELLIGENTLY
!
READ IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT
. Don't just pretend to read just for the sake of doing it, when you actually don't understand a thing about it. It's your loss.
Make sure you
REALLY UNDERSTAND
the choices given, choose only the
BEST
option.
Reading =
40%
. This is your best chance to score good marks!
By : Siti Mariam bt Mohammad Iliyas
M.Ed (TESL), B.Ed.Hons (TESL)
Test Components
Listening
(800/1)
Speaking
(800/2)
Reading
(800/3)
Writing
(800/4)
Duration : 30 minutes
Weighting : 15 %
5 texts
Possible genres :
lecture, briefing, talk, discussion, telephone conversation, announcement, instructions, advertisement, news, meeting, documentary
20 questions
information transfer
short answer questions
3 or 4-option multiple-choice questions

Duration : 30 minutes
Weighting : 15 %
2 tasks
Topic : contemporary issues
Task format :
TASK A - Individual presentation
preparation (2 minutes)
presentation (2 minutes)
TASK B - Group interaction (4 candidates)
preparation (2 minutes)
presentation (10 minutes)
Duration : 90 minutes
Weighting : 40 %
6 texts (at least 1 text with graphics, 200-700 words)
Possible genres :
articles from journals, newspapers & magazines, academic texts, electronic texts
Rhetorical style :
analytical, descriptive, persuasive, argumentative, narrative
45 questions
Possible question-type :
3-option multiple-choice questions
4-option multiple-choice questions
Duration : 90 minutes
Weighting : 30 %
2 questions
Possible genres :
report, article, letter. essay
Rhetorical style :
analytical, descriptive, persuasive, argumentative
Task :
Question 1 - Interpretation of information based on specific stimuli provided (minimum 150 words)
QUESTION 2 - Extended writing based on a given topic (minimum 350 words)
WRITING
Understand the question.
Jot down
ANY
possible, related ideas.
Don't spend too much time mind-mapping.
PLAN
your time wisely!
Be careful with your
SPELLING
!
WRITE NICELY
, don't torture the examiners with your 'fancy' handwriting, no matter how fast you write!
So what should I do to prepare myself and take the test like a real man then?
Relax, it's not like some monsters are coming and going to destroy the world. It's just a test.
Be
PREPARED
, be
HEALTHY
, and stay
ALIVE
.
Come
EARLY
to the test venue. Make sure you come to the right place!
Don't let the other candidates pressure yourself.
STAY AWAY
from them if possible!
Be surrounded in
POSITIVITY
.
Wear nice, comfortable & suitable clothes. Make yourself
feel & look good.
DON'T FORGET
to bring the important documents (exam slip, IC, student card, etc.
Yes, you can't change what's gonna happen, but you can
TAKE CONTROL
of how you deal with the things that happened.
After all is said & done, it's totally up to you.
All the best & good luck!
Give them your best shot! ;)

THANK YOU!
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