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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

MUET SPEAKING 800/2 TIPS - SAMPLE ANSWERS

Candidate A

Instructions to candidates:

Task A: Individual presentation

  • Study the stimulus or topic given.
  • You are given two minutes to prepare your responses.
  • You are given two minutes to present.
  • Listen to the others while they are making their presentations and take down notes for the group discussion in Task B.

Task B: Group discussion

  • You are given two minutes to prepare points to support or oppose the other candidates’ views.
  • After you have listened to everyone, try to come to a decision as to which of the four suggestions is the best.
  • Your group is given ten minutes for the discussion.

Task A and Task B will be carried out consecutively.

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.

Task A: Suggest that they give him cash. Say why.

Task B: Discuss which of the following would be most useful.

i. cash

ii. a computer

iii. some suitable clothing

iv. some Malaysian foodstuff



Candidate A

Task A: Suggest that they give him cash. Say why.

Good morning to the examiners and my fellow friends. 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 the things that he needs when he gets there. There will me a lot of things that he will need like new books, stationery, 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.

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

Candidate B

Task A: You suggest that they give him a computer. Say why.

A very good morning I bid to one and all. My relatives and I are very proud of my brother. He has just received a scholarship to study in England and so we would like to give him a special gift. We believe that the best present for him is a laptop computer.

Firstly, as a university student, my brother will have to do many assignments. If he has a laptop computer he can bring it everywhere and consequently, do his work anytime and anywhere. Thus, he will not have to share the computers at the computer room with other students and he will be able to do his work more quickly and efficiently.

Another point is that when he boards the plane from KLIA to London, he will be able to bring the laptop with him easily because it is compact and light compared to a desktop computer. Hence, it will not be too much trouble to transport it to England.

Last but not least, if he has a laptop he will be able to connect to the internet. This has two main advantages as firstly, he can do a lot of research online. The world wide web is a fountain of information so it will be very useful for him to make full use of this technology. Furthermore, he can keep in touch with friends and family here in Malaysia by e-mail.

In short, a laptop computer will prove to be very useful to my brother. He can do his assignments, research for information and keep in touch with us using it therefore it will make the best gift. Thank you for listening.

Candidate C

Task A: You suggest that they give him some suitable clothing. Say why.

To the examiners and my fellow candidates, a wonderful morning I bid you. My brother was lucky enough to receive a scholarship to study overseas. We want to send him off with a nice gift so we have decided to buy him some suitable clothing.

The main purpose for buying him some suitable clothing is because the weather in England is very different from the weather in our country. There are four seasons there so he will need to have different clothes for different situations. For example, we can buy him some sweaters, cardigans, scarves, snowcaps, thick socks and gloves and many more. These will definitely keep him warm in winter.

The second reason is we think that he should have clothes that reflect our Malaysian identity. This is because he will be a young ambassador for our country so if he has a few sets of traditional clothing like the Baju Melayu or formal Batik shirts, I am sure he will not only look good but promote our culture overseas.

Lastly, neat clothes make a good impression. For instance, if we buy him some everyday clothes like jeans and trousers with nice shirts and matching ties, this will give him a good feeling about himself so he will walk a bit straighter and talk a bit wiser. Moreover, people will look at him and have a good impression about Malaysian students.

To conclude, I think that the best present to give him is some suitable clothing because it will be very useful and will reflect positively on him. Thank you very much.

Candidate D

Task A: You suggest that they give him some Malaysian foodstuff. Say why.

I would like to wish everyone here a very good morning. As we all know, my brother has won a scholarship to study in England. Therefore, some relatives and I have decided to give him some Malaysian foodstuff as a going away present.

First and foremost, one of the main problems Malaysians face when studying overseas is that it is hard to find Halal food. We feel it is a good idea to give him some Malaysian foodstuff because it will take time for him to get used to the place and find out where to buy Halal food. Thus, in the meantime he can enjoy the Malaysian foodstuff that we have given to him.

The next reason is because some of the foodstuff we are used to having here in Malaysia is quite hard to find in UK. Most students studying overseas really enjoy eating Maggi Mee and sambal belacan. For instance, it is also hard to find the right spices for curry and rendang and so on so if we supply him with enough Malaysian foodstuff, he can eat it whenever he misses home.

The final point I have is that he can use the Malaysian foodstuff we give him and cook it for the Westerners there. Sometimes, universities organise events like Malaysian Night and so he and his friends can cook some Malaysian specialities for them to taste a bit of our way of life. Hence, the Malaysian foodstuff will be very useful to promote our culture.

In a nutshell, giving my brother Malaysian foodstuff to take with him to England is a good idea. This is because he will have some familiar food to eat when he misses home and he can also share it with his new friends. Thank you for listening to my opinion.


Task B: Discuss which of the following would be most useful.

i. Cash

ii. A computer

iii. Some suitable clothing

iv. Some Malaysian foodstuff

* Work together in your respective groups and complete the following discussion.

A: Good morning once again to everyone. We are here to focus on the issue at hand which is __________________________________________________________. I would like to invite anyone of you to kickstart this discussion by giving us your point of view.

B: Allow me to begin. First of all, I’m happy that our brother has won the scholarship to study in England. Therefore, we must decide what would be the most useful gift for him. In my opinion, I strongly believe that _______________ _________________________________________________________________. This is because I think he can _________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

For example, ______________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

C: I see your point but how about getting him ______________________________. In this way, he can use it to ___________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

D: I don’t quite agree with you because ____________________________________ _________________________________________________________________. I think it would be more useful if we bought _______________________ for him. Does anyone agree with me?

A: Yes, I agree with you. To add to your point, I feel that ______________________ _________________________________________________________________.

This is so he will ___________________________________________________.

C: I’m afraid I don’t see eye to eye with both of you. Buying that as a present for him is not the most useful gift because __________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

Moreover, ________________________________________________________.

Can you all understand what I’m trying to say?

B: Indeed, I do see your point of view but I still feel that the most useful gift is __________________ because it can ___________________________________. Another reason is ___________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________. For instance, _______________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

D: That’s an interesting perspective and I agree with you that ___________________ _________________________________________________________________. However, I think we should consider other points. We should also think about buying him _______________________________________________________.

If he gets this as a present, he can ______________________________________ and ____________________________________________. Wouldn’t you agree?

A: I’m not sure I understand what you are saying. Can you explain it again, please.

D: What I mean is we should buy him _____________________________________ because it will me more useful for him when he is studying in England. This is because ___________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

A: Aaah… I see. Yes, I think it would be a very useful gift too. This way, he can _________________________________________________________________.

C: That’s a good point, but don’t you think if we gave him _____________________ it will be the most useful for him as a student. I still believe that this is the most useful because _____________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

Remember, we need to think of the best and most useful choice.

B: I agree with you, Candidate C. In addition, he can use this gift to _____________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________. So candidates A & D, what do you guys think?

D: Now that you’ve explained it like that, I also agree that it will be the most useful. In fact, he could also use it to _________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

A: As for me, I feel that it is also the most useful. When he arrives at his university in England, he will be able to ____________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

C: That’s right. Well, after listening to all the points on the four choices we have, I think it is time to make a conclusion.

D: Yes, I think so too. Does everyone agree that we should give our brother _______________________________________ as a special going away present?

All: Yes, I agree.

B: In a nutshell, we all agree that _______________________________ is the best choice because firstly, he can _________________________________________, secondly, __________________________________________­­­­­­­______ and finally ____________________________________________________­­_____________.

Thank you.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The End~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

What to conclude if after 10 minutes of discussion….

A) Agree = 3, Disagree = 1

Conclusion: To conclude, MOST OF US agree that ______________________

is the best choice because ________________________________.

___________________________________________. Thank you.

B) Agree = 2, Disagree = 2

Conclusion: In conclusion, we were unable to make a solid decision because

SOME OF US stongly believe that the best choice is __________ because _______________________________________________ while THE REST OF US think that giving him _______________ is the most useful because _________________

___________________________________________. Thank you.

C) All Disagree

Conclusion: In a nutshell, we were unable to come to an agreement on which of the four options is the best choice. It seems ALL OF US strongly believe in our own points so as we have run out of time, we think that we should each buy him a gift individually. Thank you.

103 comments:

  1. i lost everything i typed when the computer crashed! grrrr! now outstation, will try to upload again by monday.. good luck to all who are taking the speaking exam next week!

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  2. hi there.. its really nice!! i love this post...
    thank you... :)

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  3. Thanks a lot..miss Audrey...i love ur post a lot..

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  4. thanks a lot miss Audrey....your post is very useful

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  5. thax alot......
    this post can help me for exam on wednesday

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  6. thanks its give idea to speech more confidence

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  7. i've done my speaking. but i dont think i was good enough just now. so do i still have a chance to catch up on band 4 with another 3 papers? i am doing foundation in law in uitm. and band 4 is a must. i'm so frustrated. :(

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  8. My speaking is t'row morning.

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  9. im going to thru d speaking exam on monday morning..wish me all d best with no nervous..arhh..shaking and blurr..

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  10. thank you sharing, it gives me a kick start on what is going to happen for my oral test next two weeks..

    may god bless you

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  11. Sharing is caring....this post really help me.i appreciate it Ms.Audrey...wish me luck for tomorrow session....hope to be a fluent and cool candidate.thank you once again....

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  12. i cant understand what situation in this room . i mean , how to speak , the turn to speak . ohh damn , i got a speaking test tomorrow . muet test . wish me luck everyone .

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  13. thanks ms.audrey for sharing this tips

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  14. thnQ so much for your sample answer...appreciate this so much 'cause i'll use it this Monday..now i knew a little bit of the situation in speaking's room...tQ!

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  15. tq 4 da tips,, wish me luck!!

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  16. can you provide more answer for the speaking other than this?

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  18. i just had muet exam this morning..

    Topic given was ' what is the most effective ways to handle problem of cases babies being abandoned'

    choices

    - places to left the baby safely

    - launch educational campaign to inform about the consequences

    - support groups

    - impose law

    * sentences not exactly the same but the point is there..

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  19. my muet exam at 11 april 2011 ,1st session
    what are the most important decisions that young adult should seek advice from their parents
    a) choosing life partner
    b)moving into new house
    c)studying abroad
    d) buy a car

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  20. erghh..muet test really freaking me 0ut..btw,thnk 4 this p0st..wish me luck yah.."b0leh bah klau kau"heheh..

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  21. My speaking test is tomorrow on 12 april 2011.. thanks Ms Audrey for giving this useful tips.. I shared it with my friends who took speaking test this morning by sms them.. ;))
    Hoping that I can do my best using this tips tomorrow...

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  22. thanx so much for ur sample answer...^_^

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  23. this is really going to be helpfull :) thank you for this nice post :)

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  24. i just clear with how's MUET test.. urgh, so worry for my test. hope i can.. thanks ya.. susah rupeye jd calon persendirian ni.. hmmm

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  25. good explaination. pray 4 me, this tuesday is my turn.. :)

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  26. thanks nice information hopefully i can do my best for speaking tomorrow..wish me luck! :D

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  27. This entry had helped me so much...Today was a great experience for MUET speaking...

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  28. thanks to post this,,,,tomorrow morning i had muet speaking!wish me luck :)

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  29. a good information to share with public. I'm getting my MUET speaking tomorrow..extremely nervous but I will try my best..Thank you for sharing.

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  30. thank you for sharing

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  31. thank u for this awesome sample..wish me luck for tomorrow speaking test..awwwwww "neves bah!"

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  32. THANKS FOR YOUR INFORMATION..NOW I HAVE AN IDEA HOW THE TEST WILL BE CONDUCT..THANKS!

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  33. teacher, thank you very much for the information. I hope you will add more materials and information in this blog.
    thank you
    desan

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  34. really like it :)

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  35. hye, i would to make it clear on smthg. Let's say in task A, is it possible for me to disagree with my given point?

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    1. No, u can't. u have to elaborate with suitable examples for the point which is assigned to u.

      However, u can support other points in task B.

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  36. uhhhhhhhhhh why why why

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  37. your notes and comments have helped me a lot. thnk you.

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  38. your notes can help me...thnk you

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  39. child abusers.. hmmm this issue will also not come out.. at least i think it is very unlikely. they may ask questions regarding baby dumping as it is a current topic, but issues related to changing the law is hard to discuss and justify.

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  40. u're very helpful. thanks a lot. appreciate it so much!

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  41. love this ... thanks for sharing ...

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  42. take some of your answer as my note for tomorrow, wish me best of luck :)

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  43. most helpful.. tqsm :)h me luck! 9 july 2012 ..hehehe

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  44. thanks 4 the tip...

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  45. wow... so kind of u...
    its really helpful for me and im goin to use it in my muet speaking exam..

    thank you so much

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  46. warghh........ stress with MUET test... im so nervous!!!!

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  47. 2moro will be the speaking test for Muet! All the best guys! Remember to breathe!

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  48. hi i have just taken my muet speaking test this morning,the questions is "you can judge a person based on their characters"hope u can do revision with it and good luck for your speaking test..:)

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  49. I saw this before.

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  50. thanks for your information..
    i think it is more useful to me..
    thanks a lot..

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  51. Hello,miss Audrey,tq 4 your entry.,
    it helps me a lot..^_^

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  52. holla... i will taking muet exam this june,hope i will get atleast band 3 as i am try to apply gov.university soon...insyaallah

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  53. salam....great idea thinking to elaborate the point....but, can u give another sample for us to study i mean for additional reference...hehehe...

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  54. interesting ways to speak english fluently...

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  55. Thank you very much for sharing this ;D May God bless you :D

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  56. thanks a lot madam.. I really appreciated it.

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  57. ur blog is so borring.try harder next time.

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  58. Hello i'm students from kmtk. Thanks alot :)

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  59. so how your muet madam?it's band 5 or 6??or 1..hhahahaha...just kidding

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  60. thanks a lot madam for sharing this muet speaking tips, can u give another sample for us to study for july paper 2013, please :D

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  61. seriously it's so helpful . . thank you so much :)

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  62. Greetings mdm...
    I d like to ask for ur permission to download ur slides for speaking component. I will b giving a talk on muet to students in my area kota tinggi johor. Ur speaking techniques are very interesting n i want to share them with all the students here. Tq very much for all the tips n techniques u share with us here. Ur blog is my top reference for muet and the tips are really helpful. May God bless u for all ur good deeds..
    Tq..
    Tr jie, smk bandar mas kota tinggi johore

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  63. Thank you so much.....i was really clueless dont know how to do the end,....
    thanks Miss Audrey..:-D

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  64. I already got my speaking test date.....It's on 22nd Oct.....22 more days to go.....i need some guide.....My English very bad.....always think the words that i want to speak....i can't speak spontaneity and sometimes i don't know how to speak in English......

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  65. broken english btw. uhm

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  66. Good explanation how to elaborate the point.. Its just like debating, argue each a team to point out the best answer....

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  68. actually ,during the 2 min individual task ,can we talk about others point ???

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  69. no. u are force to talk the point given. in task B/2 u can choose any of them

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  70. this is very useful.. can i copy this one.. :)

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  71. Very useful.... :)

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  72. Thanks for sharing, Audrey :)

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  73. thanks for sharing. this will help me a lot for my speaking test on next week. :)

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  74. this is very useful...thanx a lot mdm...

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  75. Thanks for sharing...its very useful..... hope I can do it well tomorrow.

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  76. i'm going to have a speaking test>ala muet test..tonite

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  77. hey.. cn i ask something.. can 2 candidate use the same point?

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  78. hey...thankz regarding ur information!!!its very useful to evryone

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  80. it help a lot, thanks.. keep it up.. good job

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