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Friday, November 9, 2012

November 2012 MUET Reading 800/3 sample answers

Heya peeps... proud to announce that this time round the MUET reading paper seems more straightforward and less ambiguous. The bad news is that if it is too easy, they might have to adjust the results so that it follows the proper bell curve hence getting a high band becomes more difficult.. haha but let's not worry our lil heads abt this.

Here are MY answers, feel free to leave a comment to query it below, and candidates feel free to agree or disagree with one another.

1. A (more hours put in the better)
2. B (strike a better balance)
3. A
4. B (decrease)
5. A (inferred - support for less face time increased)
6. B (refer to 2nd last line)
7. C (no mention)
8. B (Its findings and THOSE OF OTHER RESEARCH REPORTS)
9. A
10. C (No comparison given)
11. A
12. B
13. B (other two choices are not possible)
14. C (reduce)
15. B
16. C
17. A (allies)
18. A
19. B
20. B (overblown)
21. B (innocent of all charges)
22. A
23. A
24. B
25. C
26. C
27. C
28. B
29. C
30. D
31. C (resonate)
32. D
33. A (adverse - negative)
34. C
35. B
36. C
37. A
38. D
39. D
40. B
41. C (focus is more on water)
42. C (abuse)
43. D
44. A
45. D


 

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    1. dont feel like that...be positiveeeee

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    2. I just right 23/45 if follow this answer . So still have chance to get band 3 ?? feel like my writing just get lower mark only.

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    3. is d answer ol correct

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  2. 27/45... can I get band3 with this result? :'(

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  3. this answer is this november paper? not today(10/11 only exam?

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  4. Below are my choices with my reasons of disagree:

    18 (B) [Line 23 says that "mass extinction of native species is one fear." It is a fear, but it doesn't mean it WILL happen as described in A. Leaving a car unlocked is a fear, but it doesn't mean it WILL be stolen, right?]

    44 (B) [Line 64 says that "we must STOP focusing on maximising (increasing) grain yields at any cost...", while B says "more focus"]

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    2. I agree with the answer for question 44..

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  5. no.2 what does 'strike a better balance' mean?

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  6. Meanwhile, I need more more explanations on Q11, Q13, Q14, Q37. Thank you.

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    1. lucky. i only get 32 =,= haha

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    2. yeah!! but there some question that I feel i get it right...like question 18 and question 44

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  8. i want to ask something about the writing in this exam.do u agree women is a better leader than men is the questions of this time.i will like to know if i can write i think that men and women both can be a good leader and write my point according to this?

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    1. Nope. You should write man is a better leader then you can get band 6.

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    1. yes u can...u need 2 get at least 50 in writing

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  10. Good day Miss Audrey.

    No. 9: It says 700mg of coffee, not caffeine, so I chose not stated instead. (C)

    No. 44: I was torn between A and B but chose B because at line 64 was the answer. Besides line 67 says less petroleum-based input, doesn't it mean less funding?

    Would like to hear from you soon! If based on your answers, I got 37/45. Is there hope for me to get band 5? I retook because my parents didn't like me getting band 4 (but I know that's my level =__=). I got 37/54 (my friend saw one of the examiner's paper) for speaking (which was lower than my July results) so I'm quite worried right now. I was 4 more marks away from band 5! T.T

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  11. Thanks a zillion my beauty audrey wiles ;) i get 36/45. Do pray for me. I want band 4 so that i can be a lawyer.

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    1. i also get 36/45 and hope to get band 4 so that i can be a lawyer too!

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    2. Oh really? ;) good for you.

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  12. Teacher, i wrote only the great achievement that the leaders made in the essay part? is it ok? i am quite worry about it :(

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  13. My dear teacher , is it ok if i partially agree on the topic women make better leaders than men? Or is it wrong? Because someone told me that the answer must be in agree or disagree only. Help me! ;'(

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    1. i also partially agree on the topic...dont't know whether it is right or wrong..hmmmm...

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  14. i got 31/45 , is there any hope for me to get band 4 ? :'(

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  15. i get 25/45. but im not doing good in my writting which i dint finish the question part 2 . introduction and 1st point only . but im doing well in listening test . its there any hope for me to get band 3? =((( -

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    1. Yeah same with me..But I just get 22/45 (which is 59/120)..In writing also bad perhaps to get 30/90...Listening doing pretty good which expected to get 31/45...and finally Speaking probably would get 28/45...Total marks 148/300 = Band 3.. I am really confidence about that! BAND 3 ! OK LOR !!

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    2. thx anyway , such a relief =)

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  16. I thought 36 is B?
    As line 52 says 'the message is not insulting anyone...'
    By the way, I got 6 questions wrong out of 7 in the second passage. :(

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    1. No lahh. The anwer is not b because the question want NOT THE CONDITION. INSULTING IS ONE OF THE CONDITION. BUT THE PILIHAN JAWAPAN IS NOT INSULTING. Is not insulting is got no same meaning with insulting. Read the question properly. ;)

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  17. scored 36/45.... sighhhh... i'm afraid of my score in writing... not enough time T.T
    can u please give comment about the writing paper?
    What the question want actually? -____-

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  18. only score 27 out of 45. it is possible to get band 4? and will you update listening answer also so that i can feel safe.

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  19. Pls comment about writing. I think I screwed it up. I dont have enough time for the first sect. And I propose that women are not better than men and neither men are better than women when it comes to being a leader. I think I misinterpreted the question because I do not want to gender stereotype...stating women are weak, emotional. How strong a basis can I make?Do we have full proof that overall, women are the weaker sex? There are men who are emotional and weak too....To be a leader it doesn't matter whether u are female or male as long as you have the determination etc?I am just screwed up overall...sighhhhhhhhhhh...

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    1. I am worry about qs 1 of writing, do not know how to link table 1 and table 2, hard for me

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    2. i also dont have enough time...=(
      dot know my answer for q1 is right or wrong...

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    3. I'm also very lost. I agreed to women, but in my elaborations I didn't make any comparison to men as I was too kind not to insult anyone (scared the marker is man la). Is having a strong stand and firm explanations more advantaged to getting high marks?

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  20. I didn't link the information in table 1and 2..can I still get marks for this question? I m so worry about it.. any one can tell me?

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  21. Question 10: 33o milligrams of caffeine will not send you to bathroom any sooner that if you drank 16 ounces pure water, i think this statement prove coffee hydrates better than water!
    Q12 perhaps is C
    Q14 seem A more correct bcoz it's urge ppl reduce caffeine not coffee,and more advantage in article support coffee consumption,ref last paragraph: drank four to six cup coffee with or WITHOUT caffeine
    Q23 should be A bcoz it give more question and that question not explain the ques fully~

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    1. Hi, just another candidate.

      I'm not convinced with your explanation for q10. Even if coffee is more hydrating than water, but that statement wasn't from the scientists (as required in the question).

      Q12 is B in my opinion. It goes like this, "although caffeine speeds up metabolism rate and is expected to result in weight loss, it doesn't and increased weight instead. How disappointing." is how I interpreted the whole paragraph.

      I agree with you on q14 though! But I came in as a personal point of view as a non-coffee drinking person, after reading this I am somewhat convinced to drink coffee. But I am also on the fence as the answer is "drink more coffee" which means I don't even drink coffee, how to I drink more? Well, we'll see about Miss Audrey's explanations!

      Just my 2 cents ya..

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    2. Sama je kalau orang tu tak minum coffee macam mana dia nak reduce coffee consumption? ~.~'

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    3. I am not convinced of Q10 as well.
      It is obviously not stated.

      Q12 is confirmed as B.
      It is an American informal phrase which brings the described meaning.

      I agree with you of Q14.

      Q23 is A, check again if you marked wrongly.

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    4. This is MUET. Malaysian English....How do weknow what 'bummer' means? And we don't use it in our daily life...What'sthe point about understanding that American phrase btw? This is crapp!

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    5. Absolutely agree with you ;) supposely be in british rather than american phrases ;0

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    6. I agree with both of you. I'm quite surprise when I see it in real life passage on that day. Normally I only find the phrase in American sitcoms like 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'Two and a Half Men'.

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    7. yeahh y'all really got the point!!!

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  22. hello mdm. I just did my MUET 10 Nov ago. unfortunately, in Question 1 ( Writing ), I am so careless and I didn't even look at the raking .. and I did it opposite site. How much is minimum marks I will get? amalina_abubakar@ymail.com THANKS MDM.

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  23. how come the result came out on 9/11 when the exam started on 10/11?

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    1. Good day, if you are aware of the date above. The date shown as well as the time are incorrect. Perhaps it's not time zone of Malaysia.

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  24. Q1) I put C. Question...the longer the "manager" spends time...; Base of line 5...hours "you" put in, the better...>> at the beginning the passage didn't mention manager, we can't assume the word "you" must be refer to manager, although later part got mention manager.

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    1. Throughout the whole paragraph, it is all about manager. So, A.

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    2. Employees in a management company are called managers la.

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    3. really??i thought employee and manager are two different things...well manager suppose to be the one that manage the employee in an organisation isn't it??hehe just got blurry bout it so i chose C instead of A....ouh gosh i suppose choose A la....*sigh~~~~

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  26. Q7) I put B. Question...working in a hotel industry is "rewarding"...; Base on line 1...The hotel business is "relentless"...so, the answer should be "false".

    Q8) I put A. Yes, I agree with this statement "Its findings and THOSE OF OTHER RESEARCH REPORTS", but if you refer to question, either the report is published by Centre for Science or other research reports or both of them, the answer A is still valid, because Centre for Science is one of those reports.

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    1. It is obviously not stated in the whole passage, I am still convinced of C.

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    2. For Q8, it says 'the research findings presented in this article'. It refers to the whole passage, hence B.

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  27. Q9) I put C. The statement from passage line 8 to 13 never mention "700mg", and no "same amount comparison" with caffeine-free drink.

    Q12) I put C. I understand that "bummer" is referring to side effects, so answer should be A. But I choose C because in the passage, many people though 100mg can burn calories, but in fact it is not. It is a "misconception", right or not?

    Q14) I put A. Base on paragraphs 8, 9, 10 and 11, caffeine helps to enhance mood, alertness, reaction time, enhances endurance, reduce risk of Type 2 diabetes..., and especially in line 41, 42, comparison of people drank 4 to 6 cups of coffee a day with non-coffee drinkers...obviously drink more coffee bring benefit.

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    1. Yeah! I do agree with u on the Q12 and Q14 ;) hopefully the answer is C and A ;)

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    2. I also chose C n A for Q 12 n 14 respecrively

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    3. I chose C for question 9

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    4. Q9: You can infer from the ratio given.
      Q12: 'here's a bummer' is an American phrase. It brings to meaning as described in B.
      I agree with you on Q14 though.

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  28. Q17) I put C. Line 14, ...what we have been told about non-native species is wrong...; line 15, "alien species...rarely as monstrous a threat...in fact..."; line 16, ..."has been dramatically altered" by human activities...; why not A? Because line 17, alien species "may just" save us from the worst consequences...has been versus may just, which phrase stronger? What do you think?

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    1. I am still convinced of A. Throughout the paragraph, they are basically supporting alien species.

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  29. Q18) I put C. Actually the answer A is truth. But I choose answer C - alien species are now more established than natives in the ecosystems" because line 21 and 22, hundreds of alien species are "now well established in ecosystems" from...so answer C is still not completely wrong.

    Q24) I put C. Yes, answer B is truth. But how about if line 11 question is refer to line 10, continue from there? then the answer is related to balance between contributions and consumption. It is similar to some sort of restates, I quite confuse...

    Q25) I put B. According to suggest answer - C, I disagree because the poor still can excel till the end although they were poor (that's why they were heros). I choose B because line 16, 17, "would they have made THE SAME CONTRIBUTION they did made?" - this phrase compare something right? if answer B, compare the contributions... is merely correct too.

    Q29) I choose A. I agree with the answer C too, because line 20 - knowledge and inspiration and line 24. However, for answer A, "revolution", refer to line 30 and 31, "...surely capable of transforming global education..."; line 42, 43 - "cell phone with...Web connection...more powerful computer than the computer you own today..." meaning that web-empowered revolution is taking place in education, right or not?

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    1. Q18 definitely not C. Line 21 ending- WELL established doesn't mean MORE established.

      Q24 is a intro question to the whole passage. The whole passage did not talk about C.

      Q25, I don't see any 'today's heroes' mentioned in the passage, nor any comparison. They are comparing 'Albert Einstein with proper education' with 'poor Albert Einstein without proper education'. They are different person, at which point the poor latter has limited chance to excel.

      Q29, mmm...no. It is still about disseminating knowledge at the last paragraph.




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  30. Q32) I choose B. For A and C, they are obviously found in the passage. I quite confuse with B or D.

    Q42) I choose D. How Rattan Lal see it differently? At first, he/she said abuse of green revolution technology...answer C, but later on Rattan Ral said (line 42) - "...but it saved 100 of millions of people...(till line 46), choose D because the different view is refer to how the green revolution have solved the problem of shortage of food, especially in example "India".

    Q44) I choose B. line 64 - "we must stop focusing on maximizing grain yields". For A, answer is correct based on line 62 - "...begun to small, under-funded projects...

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    1. I was having the same problem with you on Q32 until I found line 24-26. As you picture yourself enjoying the benefits of something, you are very likely to be evoked a feeling to buy it, because of its benefits.

      Q42: I almost got tricked by the passage until I realised the tricky part. You actually need to refer to the previous paragraph(s) to see his point. This is due to the face the they start Paragraph 4 with 'different view'. It means there is something in the previous paragraph that is going against it. Paragraph 3 tells us over-irrigation and intensive fertilization and pesticides are the culprit, 'over-' and 'intensive' brings the meaning of abuse, because you went over the limit. Thus, C.

      I agree with Q44 though.

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  31. Got 27/45. Is it possible for me to get band 4? Before this I've got band 3 and I don't want to repeat anymore. Hopefully this time I'll get band 4. so worried

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  32. Can anyone please scan the MUET Reading paper and post it. I left it at school :( But I remember the answers though. Help.

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    1. Download the Reading paper here http://www.scribd.com/doc/113049442/Paper-3-Reading-MUET-Year-End-2012

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  33. Are anyone here Matriculation students?

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    1. I am.. The paper seems much easier than the PSPM question right?

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  34. i feel disagree with the question 14..if u notice in para 9-10, it explain about the advantages of coffee.. plus, the whole passage tell bout it does't true that coffee can brings to HYDRATION & CANCER..hope the author take note bout this..

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    1. I personally will support A, still waiting for more plausible responses about the option C.

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  35. only got 21/40...impossible:-(

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    1. Same here :( izit possible for us to get band 3? i dont want to retake again. MUET is horrible :'(

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    2. agree, muet is horible ><

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  36. hoping that i will get 30/45. so that i can achieve my target..

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  37. Dear Madam Audrey, could you comment on the writing part please? Thank you

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  38. can I get band 4 if my reading is 30/45 ? because I must get band 4 if I wanna continue my studies in Law. :(

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  39. 41/45 =) But I have my personal views on the following question;
    Q7 - The question style is similar to July Paper Question 1. If the question sounds "working in a hotel industry is rewarding", of course we can put C as our option. But now the question is "it can be concluded ...." So we have to answer whether can or cannot, therefore i suggest B is a better option since the statement is not stated in the passage, we CANNOT make such conclusion right?
    Q12 - I prefer C debunk a misconception
    Q28 - I choose A but I'm not sure with it too
    Q44 - As commented by others, I suggest B would be the answer

    Praying for my Paper 4, hopefully won't fail the essay (still find it funny when thinking back what I had written for the argumentative)

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  40. Hi everyone.. I just want to ask. Is there any possibility that the correct answer for Q14 is A? Maybe sounds silly, but most of the contents in the passage are "coffee-positive"..

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  41. when will muet november session 2012 result will be release ?

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    1. About 9 january 2013

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    2. why i got earlier? so fast maa...3 december 2012..by post..but the result...DIE ooo..!!!!

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  42. i'm afraid to take muet because my english so bad especially in speaking. but i must face it. can i know what band to pass muet?

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  43. Im shocked !! my muet result was sent to my house this evening...The result was unexpected !! Get band 2..119/300 ??
    Im expecting 140-149 at least...This is horror!! unacceptable...I must re-check with Mpm regarding this...For ur info..my listening mark was 14/45?? it must be wrong or something...i predict that it should be 30 over... Ohh no..no..no...

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    1. Oh my gosh... I also predicting the same result like you ><, just wish for band 3 only but it seems always unreachable. I still haven received it yet @@

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    2. SAME!!!! i also do very well in Listening!!!! i get 14/45 only!!!

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    3. My listening drop even though I heard very clearly and answered it nicely during listening session, is it anything wrong with the listening examiner? ==

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  44. November 2012..but im really confused...the date was stated in the slip is 8 January 2013..are anyone else received the earlier result like me? Or ..

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    1. my friend had received hers as well. but i havent :(

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  45. safe, band 4, i know my reading test is awful, satisfied, haha

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  46. damn it , i just got Band 3 :'(

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    1. same like me.. only band 3

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  47. Thanks a zillion my beauty audrey wiles ;) i get 36/45. Do pray for me. I want band 4 so that i can be a lawyer.huhu. I've got my result. Thanks beauty audrey. I got band 4. Alhamdulillah.

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  48. thanks for ur answer.
    jz nw i check my muet result,i gt 139/300
    do u think i should remark for my muet?
    bcoz jz 1 mark...

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    1. i get 137/300, also thinking should remark or not~

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    2. I want to try remark bt i also wan to retake muet again...nw so confuse...
      the cost is too expensive
      i think better i choose remark...
      i wad tired to retake muet

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    3. try this dude. http://tinyurl.com/muettips

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  49. thanks ms Audrey for this wonderful blog.. i got band 3 but almost band 4.. really disappointed.. and my writing is very bad as i only got 38/90 :( ... once again, tyvm :)

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  50. band 4 with 210 marks!!!!

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  51. hye madam i have to get band 4 for my course..ive tried 4 times and still fail...i only manage to get band 3 ..so sad... will you help me ?
    nishakrishnan300@yahoo.com..i really really need your help madam..pls help me :(

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  52. hye all muet candidates. i got this for you. here some tips for you to pass MUET with flying colours. http://tinyurl.com/muettips

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  53. according to MPM's laporan peperiksaan STPM & MUET 2012.

    NO.10 - B
    NO.12 - C
    NO. 14 - A
    NO.29 - A
    NO.41 - A
    NO.44 - B

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