Saturday, December 15, 2012



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Some and improved on their Band score from Band 2 to Band 3 and Band 4, which allows for them to continue their studies in Law, Biotechnology, Engineering etc.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Part 1: 4 MUST-KNOWs / Tips for MUET Speaking

Speaking! The fun part of MUET. With a little know-how and practice, this part of the test can be ACED!

Here are 4 MUST-KNOWs / Tips for Speaking.

must know #1: The speaking test is quite predictable.
Why do I say so? It's because the structure is fixed so you'll know what to expect in the test and you can practice for it.

must know #2: There are 2 parts; the individual turn and the group interaction.
Students will be grouped into groups of 3 or 4 candidates. You will be given time to prepare your answers. Use this preparation time wisely.

must know #3: Keep it simple.
Don't start long and complicated sentences if you don't know how to finish them. Keep your sentences simple and words understandable.

must know #4: Remember to breathe.
Whenever you feel nervous, uncomfortable, uneasy during the test for any reason, remember to take a deep breath and then focus on the question. If you allow your fear to build up, panic or going blank, might set in. So, remember to breathe and gather your thoughts. Don't worry about pausing for a minute during the test.

This is post 1 on the speaking test; just a little introduction. Look out for my next post, where i'll expain a little more about the different sections of the speaking test.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

4 Simple Steps: How to answer MUET Writing Task 1

4 Simple Steps: How to answer MUET Writing Task 1?

Step 1: Read the question and instructions carefully. What is the question about? How many words required and how much time do you have?

Step 2: Plan your essay. Label the charts for easy reference and make notes on the charts.

There are 3 pie charts, you MUST compare them. The total student population pie chart is the base, you compare the undergraduates to all students and then postgraduates to undergrates and all students.

Use the relevant target vocabulary to descibe the pie charts, i.e. majority, minority, one third etc

Step 3: Write it. Write in paragraphs.

Step 4: Check your answer. Make sure its between 150 to 200 words.

You are advised to spend 40 minutes on this task.

The pie charts below show the number of hours spent in a Malaysian university library by undergraduates, postgraduates, and the total student population over the past year.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

Write between 150 to 200 words.

         The pie charts provide information on the time spent in a Malaysian university library by undergraduates and postgraduates compared to all students over the past year. It is noticeable that postgraduates spend a significant amount of time in the library when compared to the other students.

        Overall, the time spend in the library by undergraduates and the total student population was quite similar. The majority of undergraduates spend 1 to 7 hours in the library, which is similar to the total student population, the figures were 63% and 50 % respectively. The minority of both groups spend 15+ hours in the library, at 9% and 15% respectively.

       Meanwhile, the majority of postgraduates spend 15+ hours in the library, which was slightly above half at 51%. While the minority of postgraduates spend 1 to 7 hours in the library. This is the complete opposite when compared to the total student population and undergraduates.

       The only similarity between the undergraduates and postgraduates was that about one third of both groups spend 8 to 14 hours in the library, the figures were 28% and 32% respectively.

       In conclusion, there is a clear trend towards using the library more as students move towards post-graduation.