Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The countdown to MUET begins!!!!

10 more days till MUET on 20th July.

To all the MUET candidates in my class from April to July 2013, all the best.

Please use this last 10 days wisely, follow the instructions which I have shared with you in the last class.

1. complete your academic vocabulary workbook.
2. practice writing; analyse the question as we do in class and write it according to the structure you've learned with the linking/trigger phrases.
3. practice the past year reading papers and listening papers.
4. allocate 2 hours a day x 10 days = 20 hours for your muet practice

Its do-able and worthwhile, to do well for your muet and achieving the band you need : )


Ms Tang

October / November 2013 MUET Candidates - Registration for MUET Intensive Course

MUET Course September 2013 Intake
November MUET Candidates - Registration for Intensive Course

Received quite a few calls and text messages with regards to intensive course for November candidates.

The course will start in September and run till November 2013. Just in time for the test end October and November 2013.

For those interested, please email the following details to me at joline.tang@hotmail.com
I'll email you guys update on location (map) and details on class in July.

Subject: Pre-registration for MUET November Intensive Course


Mobile Number:

Target Band:



Thursday, June 20, 2013

Online MUET course

Hi all,

Lately, actually over the past 2 years, I have had numerous request for an online muet course.

This students are unable to attend the classes because they are living outside of KL.

I have always been a big believer of face to face classroom teaching hence I have never entertained the thought of an online course.

However, I suppose one must change with the times, especially if it would be useful for others.

I am working on an online course now. Will launch it in August 2013. It will be be series of videos, PowerPoint and email communication is the main means of communication.

Since it will be a first time - for me. Will keep the intake of this online course small -  10 students, so that quality is maintained.

In order for this course to be successful, interested students must have the following.

1. Computer, laptop or tablet devices with speakers: to watch videos and write assignments.
2. Access to the Internet: to download videos, email assignments.
3. Time: must be able to allocate time, to complete assignments on time.
4. Motivation: must be motivated to obtain target band for muet, target band would of course depend on the requirement of your university.
5. Located outside of KL: ideally, this course is for students outside of KL because its difficult for them to travel to KL for face to face classes.

If you think this online course is something you want to consider, then email me, joline.tang@hotmail.com.
In your email, tell me about your muet experience and what you want to achieve for muet in November.

I will update the blog with more information later ie number of lessons and course fee.

The face to face class will still be the main muet classes which I will be conducting, this online course is something I am testing and trying out.


Joline Tang

MUET CANDIDATES who live outside of KL

Hi all,

Received a few emails from students in Penang, Perak, Pahang and Terengganu. They are taking the MUET in November.

Would you guys prefer the intensive course to be over 10 weekends ie 10 Saturdays, or option two, over one week, ie Monday to Friday, or Tuesday to Saturday? 3 hours per day.

For option 2, you guys would have to arrange accommodation in kl.

If there are enough students ie about 20 students who are interested, I will arrange a class just for out station students.

You can email me at joline.tang@hotmail.com

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Highly motivated and dedicated students in MUET class!

Over the years, I've met a few special individuals who have taken the necessary steps to obtain the Band they need for MUET.

For instance, last year, 2 students in my class, one from PJ and the other from Salak Tinggi, would take the bus to the train station, then board the train. From the train station, they hop into a cab, in order to get to the class.

They spend the 1 hour 30 minutes commute (in the bus, train and cab) reading or working on the vocabulary workbook.

I really admired their determination.

Where are they now?

The student from Salak Tinggi, who took MUET twice on her own, before joining my class) scored Band 4, is now pursuing Law in UITM. While the student from PJ scored Band 4 as well, is now pursuing a degree in Bio-technology.


This time around, a few other students really take the cake, one travels from Kedah, 3 from Malacca, 2 from Terengganu, a few from Cyberjaya and many others from not so near locations.

They are in class with me every week, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays or Saturdays, without fail.

Yes, MUET may seem like a pain-in-the-ass test, but its just one of the many hurdles you need to overcome as a university student, no matter how many times it takes.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Registration for MUET October / November 2013 - Important Dates!!!!!!

Hi All,

Registration for MUET October / November 2013

Candidates can register from 8th July to 25th July.

Don't wait until the late week.

You've got to buy your BSN PIN Number, go online and register.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

MUET Writing Task 2: How to write a body paragraph?

Hi all,

Pretty sure MUET candidates all around Malaysia are working hard on the speaking, writing, listening and reading components. My students and I are forging ahead as well. The classes have been intensive - but the students in my MUET classes have been real troopers - all working very hard because they are determined to do well for MUET in July.

Anyways, here's a short note on writing a body paragraph.

MUET Writing Task 2 Sample Question

Employers should pay young people the same salary as older colleagues doing the same job.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Body Paragraph Example

Many people believe that workers should be paid according to age rather then merit. However, I feel that they should be paid according to results. Take for example, someone in their twenties working in a financial company. They deserve the same salary because they are doing the same work. Moreover, young people nowadays are often faster at doing things than their older work colleagues which compensates for lack of experience.

Let's break it down

Note also the phrases in red, start each sentence with connective phrases

Opinion Statement: Many people believe that workers should be paid according to age rather then merit.

Contradiction: However, I feel that they should be paid according to results.

Example: Take for example, someone in their twenties working in a financial company.

Reason: They deserve the same salary because they are doing the same work.

Explanation: Moreover, young people nowadays are often faster at doing things than their older work colleagues which compensates for lack of experience.

Monday, May 6, 2013

MUET results out!

Congrats to all MUET candidates! Especially those who obtained results they need for university / convo / work.

Text messages and calls came in this morning, bearing great news.
Congrats to my students who obtained band 3 and band 4!
All the best in your university studies.
Your effort and hard work paid off.

Awaiting more good news.

: )

MUET results March 2013

From The Star

Sunday May 5, 2013

MUET results out tomorrow

THE results of the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for the March 2013 session will be released tomorrow.

Students can collect their results from their respective schools or institutions from 10am on the same
day, while private candidates will receive theirs through the post.

They can also check their results through SMS by typing MUET space RESULT space IC number, and sending it to 15888 from 12.01am on May 6.

Candidates can also log onto the Malaysian Examinations Council (MEC) website at
from 9am onwards.

Candidates who are dissatisfied with their results can appeal via the MEC website by May 14.
Those who want to register for MUET’s July session can do so via the MEC website or
The closing date for registration is May 13.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

MUET MADE EASY 30 Hour Program - Update

Hi all, I've emailed those who have pre-registered for the course via email. If you have not received my email on the locations, please call me at 014 639 6212 or text me.

For those who are interested but have yet to email me, you can still do so.

Email joline.tang@hotmail.com email me your full name, mobile number and target band score.

See you guys for our first lesson on April 27th.


Monday, March 25, 2013

MUET MADE EASY 30-HOUR PROGRAM - Pre-registration By Email

Hi all, for those who are interested to join the program, please email me to confirm your place now, latest by April 12th. My email is joline.tang@hotmail.com
Please include in the Subject:
Re: MUET MADE EASY Pre-registration confirmation
Email the following:
Mobile Number:
Target Band Score:
Then I'll reserve a spot for you, thanks in advance.


Hi all,

Those who called or text me the past 2 weeks about MUET tuition for July, please text me again because my mobile phone malfunctioned, all the contacts gone. Appreciate your assistance.

My mobile number is 014 639 6212.


Saturday, March 16, 2013


Hi All,

Quite a few students have contacted me, enquiring about MUET tuition for the July exam.

I'm finalising a few details. Please look out for annoucement on my blog next week.

(Will update the details on 25th March, Monday)

For those, who have yet to email me, please send me an email, joline.tang@hotmail.com. Tell me where and what day and time suits you best.

Saturday 11 to 2 or Saturday 1 to 4pm?
The classes will be held in Cheras.

In the mean time, please download and complete the vocabulary book (pdf file) which I've made available free on this blog. Download the pdf, print it out and complete it. It would cost about RM 5 for printing at the photocopy shop.



Part 2: 2 more Must Knows for Speaking

This is Part 2 of the speaking series.

Many students ask me this question. How should I speak in the MUET speaking component? Like having a conversation? Like talking to a friend?

Well, it depends. How do you speak when speaking to your friend?

Would you speak in the MUET speaking component like speaking with a friend i.e. a casual conversation?

Its important to note that the MUET speaking is not the same as daily conversation or speaking.
Think of it as acting. Yes, acting.

Must know #1: Use the PEE format when speaking.

P stands for Point
E stands for Explanation
E stands for Example

Must know #2: Use signposting phrases. It informs and guides the examiner and other candidates on what you are about to say.

When giving your points: Say, First of all, Secondly, Next, Finally...............
When giving explanation. Say, please allow me to explain on my point.......
When giving examples: Say, Please allow me to give you an example..........

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Registration for MUET JULY 2013 - April 1st 2013

Mark in your calendar! The registration for MUET July 2013 starts on April 1st and closes on April 19th, don't miss the date if you intend to take the test!

How to register for MUET?

Step 1: Go to the nearest BSN, purchase PIN MEC, RM 100, Service charge is RM 1.

Step 2: Go online, http://www.mesp.gov.my/online/loginPermohonan/uicontroller.jsp, fill in the form with relevant information and key in your PIN.

Step 3: Print out your confirmation slip.

Then, start preparing for MUET!

MUET 2013
March Session
July Session
November Session
Registration opens
29 October 2012
1 April 2013
8 July 2013
Registration closes
16 November 2012
(All types of candidates)
19 April 2013
(All types of candidates)
25 July 2013
(All types of candidates)
14 January 2013
(Candidates who wish to improve on their
MUET November 2012 test scores)
2 May 2013
(Candidates who wish to improve on their MUET March 2013 test scores)
26 September 2013
(Candidates who wish to improve on their MUET July 2013 test scores)
MUET Speaking Test Dates
18, 19, 20 February 2013
25, 26, 27 February 2013
1, 2, 3, 4 July 2013
9, 11 July 2013
21, 22, 23 October 2013
28, 29, 30 October 2013
Writen Test Dates
2 March 2013
27 July 2013
9 November 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

Quick Survey! Where would you like to have MUET class?

Hi All,

Just a quick survey. I would like to know which locations suits you best for MUET class.
(At the moment, all MUET classes are conducted in Cheras)

Many students called or text me about not being able to join the MUET class because they don't have transport or that cheras is too far.

Please email me at joline.tang@hotmail.com

In your email please tell me 2 things:

Copy and paste the questions below.

1) Which location suits you best? Cheras / Petaling Jaya / Shah Alam / Gombak / Taman Melawati/ wangsa Maju etc (Locations like Malacca, Seremban, Pahang, not within Selangor and KL are not possible for now)

2) What day and time suits you best? Weekday night at 7: 45 to 9:45 pm twice a week or Saturday at 11 to 3pm?

The most popular locations and time will be taken into consideration.
So, do write in and tell me before I set the schedule and place for the next intake.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

All the best Feb/March MUET candidates!

Last Sunday, completed my last MUET lesson for the Feb/March candidates. This time around it was 138 candidates. You guys have worked hard and it was intense! Hope all your efforts pay off.

Remember to relax and chill this week. No point stressing unnecessarily at this point. You guys already know what to do. You have been eating, breathing and dreaming about MUET since our class in December 2012/ January 2013.

Get your stationery, ID and slip ready on Friday. Start sleeping well from Thursday onwards cause you might be too excited to sleep on Friday night : )

Finally, all the best to all Feb/March MUET candidates. Give it your all this Saturday.

Just a quick reminder to my MUET students.

For listening, remember to predict as many answers as possible. Write down possible answers by the side, don't worry about trying to fit the exact words or fret about spelling yet. You have time to consider that later.

For reading, remember to skim and scan for answers, KEY WORDS are crucial. It helps you keep focus rather then reading the entire passage, it's a waste of precious time.

For writing, remember to allocate time accordingly, for task 1, remember to plan as we do in class, and write in the format you've learned in class. For task 2, remember to look for the general subject and specific task in order to intepret the question accurately and plan according to the structure you've learned as well.

All the best, waiting to hear good news from all of you when the results are out.

Hope when you guys call, text or email me, you guys would be in university pursuing your law, medicine, business, IT, biotechnology degrees. As for those, who need Band 3 or 4 to graduate from university, I hope you'll be calling from your new job.

: )

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

MUET Intensive Course Schedule for 2013

Intensive Course for MUET 2013

(The MUET is held in February/March, July and October/November this year.)

Intensive course for Feb/March candidates is on now. For those taking this sitting, you can still join the class. Call or text me for the details and address. This course will end in middle of February.

Intensive course for July Candidates will start in May. The course will run from May to July.

Intensive course for October/November candidates will start in August. The course will run from August to October.

The MUET Intensive course is taught in a series, so, please don't miss any lessons. Its a 30 hour course which covers all four components, Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

You may have other work or study obligations while preparing for MUET, so, decide on which is the best time to take the Intensive Course. Don't start at the last minute, best to prepare early rather than late.

For more information on the Intensive course, please call Ms Tang at 014 639 6212. If  you can't reach me immediately when you call, its because i'm in class, leave me a text and i'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Monday, January 7, 2013


MUET RESULTS for November 2012 Candidates

Bernama news (link below) reports that MUET results will be out on Jan 8th.


However, a few of my students have gotten their result slips. I've received calls and text messages from my students, relating to me really good news.

All obtained Band 3, 4 and 5!

Most amazing, is that a few students inproved from a self-study Band 2 in their previous sitting to Band 4 in this latest MUET! Your effort and time has really paid off. Good for you guys.

Still awaiting news from more students. Fingers cross.

For my students who have obtained your Band 3, 4 and 5, all the best in your pursuit in university; studying law, medicine, dentistry, business, bio technology, and for a few others, enjoy your convocation and good luck in your careers in law, international business, banking, finance and software development.

: )