Sunday, June 24, 2012

MUET SPEAKING TEST MID YEAR AND END-YEAR 2010 MUET REPORT.


MUET 2010 REPORT -MPM


PAPER 800/2 (SPEAKING)

General Comments

The questions included a wide range of common and current local and global issues.

Specific Comments

Proficient candidates demonstrated the following abilities:

• Showed encouraging ability in speaking fluently and confidently from short prepared notes or
mind maps.

• Demonstrated ability in relating personal experience and knowledge of current issues to the topics in their presentation and discussion.

• Showed evidence of wide reading.

• Showed comfortable control of the language, with good control of a wide range of structures, vocabulary and idiomatic expressions.

• Gave well-developed and structured presentations, supported and illustrated by relevant examples and arguments.


Demonstrated good interaction skills in Task B, especially skills in expressing agreement and disagreement, explaining, defending or justifying viewpoints and managing or supporting interaction.The less proficient candidates’ weaknesses are summarised as follows:

• Lacked the ability in linking their ideas to the task requirement. As an illustration, instead of explaining how recycling and reusing household items could help reduce the family’s expenditure

(Booklet 9), the candidates would explain what items could be recycled in the household without linking the ideas to the task.

• Spent their preparation time writing whole sentences from which they then read.

• Could not develop ideas or give appropriate examples.

• Displayed little knowledge of current issues or were unable to display their knowledge because of poor language skills.

• Could not sustain their presentation in Task A beyond one minute.

• Lacked interaction skills and were not able to respond to viewpoints raised beyond some memorised formulaic expressions. Many could not follow the ongoing discussion in Task B.

• Demonstrated limited command of the language, with problems in grammar, vocabulary and
pronunciation.





PAPER 800/2 (SPEAKING)

General Comments

The questions included a wide range of common and current local and global issues.

Specific Comments

Proficient candidates demonstrated the following abilities:

• Showed good awareness of current issues.

• Demonstrated maturity in their development of ideas.

• Demonstrated good control of the language, with a wide range of structures and vocabulary.

• Showed encouraging fluency and confidence in their presentation.

• Demonstrated good interaction skills in Task B, especially skills in expressing agreement and disagreement, explaining, defending or justifying viewpoints and managing the discussion

The less proficient candidates’ weaknesses are summarised as follows:

• Could understand the questions but lacked the ability to elaborate on ideas or give reasons to support viewpoints.

• Had limited command of vocabulary and therefore frequently groped for words, resulting in
hesitations, incomplete sentences and ‘jerky’ presentations.

• Made frequent errors in pronunciation, sentence structure and other grammatical features

• Could not relate their answers to the task assigned. For example, instead of discussing the challenges faced by parents in providing a good education for their children (Booklet 3), the candidates merely discussed the importance of education

• Read from prepared sentences and ended well before the allocated time.

• Displayed little knowledge of current issues or were unable to display their knowledge because
of poor language skills.

• Lacked interaction skills and merely took turns to speak in Task B, thereby turning Task B into
an extended version of Task A.





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