* Past Year Questions MUET Malaysian University English Test (MUET) Paper 4 (writing) You are advised to spend about 50 minutes on this task. * Mid Year 2011 MUET.You are advised to spend about 50 minutes on this task. * “The most valuable thing in life is friendship.” Do you agree? Discuss. You should write at least350 words. * End Year “A person’s choice should be determined by his or her interest.” Discuss. * March- Year 2012 MUET “Education is the most important factor in the development of a country.” Discuss * July Student’ participation in co-curricular activities has been made one of the criteria for intouniversities. What do you think of this requirement? Give your opinion and support it withreasons. * Nov "Woman leader better than man." Do you agree? Give your opinion and support it with reasons. * 1.The best things in life are free.
* 2. Should school students have part-time jobs? Discuss. * 3.The move to teach Science and Mathematics in English should be maintained. Do you agree ordisagree? Give reasons to support your answer How do you prepare for a MUET Exam?
Here's my MUET for Dummies list.
1. You need to read at least one Readers Digest magazine (Time/Newsweek or silimar) a day and look up 10 new words. If you don't read, u wont learn new vocab and you cant understand the difficult concepts in the reading paper 2. The reading paper is the highest marks and it is very tricky. Take a model test, do it once without reference. Then do a separate set of answers with reference to dictionaries/google/teacher or friends. Then check the answers. Your 2ND SET should be higher than the first. After two days, do the test again n see if you can get a perfect score. If you redo a test paper in this way, you can get the MAXIMUM benefit from the test, don't just do it once and throw it away. You will need to score:
(A) 21/45 – Band 3
(B) 27/45 – Band 4
(C) 33/45 – Band 5
(D) 39/45 – Band 6
3. For writing
2) Introduction - What do you see? E.g. The stimuli present a bar graph/ table/ chart on ___ for the year ____ and a line graph/newspaper headline/news excerpt on ______. 3) General trend/Overview - What is the MOST OUTSTANDING INFO THAT LINKS ALL THE STIMULI? E.g. In general, respondents prefer X to Y/there is an increasing/decreasing trend in .. etc. A good overview will try to link ALL the stimuli together. 4) For the body, select the most important information that you want to highlight. You can highlight as many info as you want but I think 6 to 10 is good enough so u hv to be very selective of the information u include. There r two types of info you can write in one or more than one paragraph but they include these two below: A) ANALYSIS - you write about the outstanding info (highest/lowest/most/least/etc) WITHIN A SINGLE STIMULUS. (Try not to give a year by year account because that is just listing the criteria, not selecting the most important) B) SYNTHESIS - you should ideally write about the outstanding info that LINKS THE STIMULI. That means you must find the connection between the graphs/tables/newspapers headlines..Check if they all show and increase/decrease and mention the connection but do NOT write your own ideas/ASSUMPTIONS(ANDAIAN). If it is not in the stimuli, don't simply write you own opinions! 5) The conclusion is usually similar to the Overview, just reworded in a better and more informative way.
In short for essays, you need to think critically... 5 paragraphs if you agree or disagree with the question, and 6 paragraphs if you are on the fence (50-50)
You need to quickly write the draft like I show in the link...
easiest way to divide ur points is
B) short term/mid term/long term
and for the conclusion u should include the recommendation... what the country/government/society can do... for the betterment of the nation.
use good sequence...
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