Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Compilation of Past Muet Speaking Test Questions Theme: Qualities of people/Role Model

3. Theme : Qualities of People / Role Models
At your Youth Club Meeting, you were asked to comment on what contributes to the development of a person’s character
A. You believe that educational background helps to develop a person’s character. Explain. B. Family background C. Religious background D. Economic background (Discuss which of the following plays the most significant role in helping to develop a person’s character)
You wish to apply for a scholarship to study overseas. What are the important factors that the Scholarship Board would look for?
A. You think that good personality is important. Give reasons to support your opinion. B. Strong letters of recommendation C. An outstanding academic record D. Active involvement in co-curricular activities (Which of the following factors in the most important factor in helping a person obtain a scholarship?) [20.16]
Your institution is organising a forum entitled “The Qualities of a Good Malaysian.” You are a panel member of this forum.
A. As a member of the panel, you strongly feel that a good Malaysian should be patriotic. Support your view. B. Law-abiding C. Hardworking D. Tolerant ((Discuss which of the following would be the most important quality in being a good Malaysian) [12.4]
The schools in your district intend to set up a Committee for Students Affairs. What kind of qualities should the members of this committee have?
A. In your opinion, it is important to have good communicative skills. Support your opinion. B. Counselling skills C. Leadership qualities D. Willingness to sacrifice one’s time and energy (Discuss which of the following is the most important quality the members of the committee should have)
Your class is organizing a public speaking competition. You are discussing the important qualities that a good speaker should have. What would you suggest?
A. You feel that the appearance and personality of the speaker play an important part in public speaking. Give reasons to support your viewB. A well-organized content plays an important part in public speaking. C. The language used by the speaker plays an important part in public speaking. D. The presentation and delivery style of the speaker plays an important part in public speaking. (Discuss which of the following is the most important quality that a good speaker should have)
“Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder” is a common saying. Different people identify different qualities to define beauty. What would you consider as an important quality to define beauty?
A. You feel that beauty lies in a person’s looks. Justify your opinion. B. In a person’s personality C. In a person’s dressing D. In a person’s intelligence (Discuss which of the following in the most important quality that determines a person’s beauty)
The Students’ Council is looking for a new leader. The members of the Council are discussing the qualities needed to make a good student leader.
A. A good leader should be friendly & approachable. Explain.  B. Be responsible & committed C. Be well-respected by all      D. Be able to communicate well (What do you think is the most important characteristic of a good student leader?)
Your class has been asked to carry out a group project on famous people. Your group has to discuss how a person can become famous. You present your views.
A. You believe that a person can be famous by having a special skill. Give reasons for your opinion. B. Through creating a useful invention C. Through doing something extraordinary D. Through contributing to one’s country (Discuss which of the following is the best way to become famous)
Malaysia and its people have achieved many feats and accomplishments in various fields at home and abroad. Hence, as a Malaysian you have much to be proud of.
A. Speak on the achievements of Malaysia and Malaysians in the field of sports & recreation. You may want to support what you say with real examples. B. In the field of business & industry. C. In the field of science & technology. D. In the field of arts & culture. (In your group, discuss what makes you proud of your country and people.)
Your town has just built a new multi-purpose hall. There are suggestions that the hall should be named after a famous personality.
A. You suggest naming the hall after a famous leader. Give your reasons why the hall should be named after that person. B. A famous entertainer C. A famous historical figure D. A famous writer (Who is the most suitable person to name the hall after?) [21.4]
Your class has this topic to discuss: “Who makes a good role model for the youth of today?” You would like to present your view.
A. Your opinion is that it should be a well-known sports person. Support your opinion. B. A famous film star. C. A well-known national leader. D. A well-known businessman. (Discuss which one of the following role models a teenager would most likely prefer.)
Every year for International Youth Day, your school or college has to look for a suitable candidate to be nominated as The Most Outstanding Student of the Year. As a member of the selection committee, you have to suggest a criterion for the nomination.
A. You suggest the award should go to the student who has been most involved in social work. Justify your suggestion. B. The student who has shown good leadership qualities C. The student who has shown outstanding performance in sports. D. The student who has performed well academically (Discuss which one of the following is the most important criterion for the award of The Most Outstanding Student of the Year.) [21.6]
A local television station is doing a programme on the views of young adults about people who have influenced them most in their lives. As a member of the group selected to be interviewed, you give your opinion on the topic.
A. Your opinion is that parents have the greatest influence over their children. You may want to give reasons for your choice and explain the ways in which parents play a positive role in their lives. B. Your opinion is that friends have the greatest influence over their children. You may want to give reasons for your choice and explain the ways in which friends play a positive role in their lives. C. Your opinion is that teachers have the greatest influence over their children. You may want to give reasons for your choice and explain the ways in which teachers play a positive role in their lives. D. Your opinion is that national leaders have the greatest influence over their children. You may want to give reasons for your choice and explain the ways in which national leaders play a positive role in their lives. (In your group, discuss the contributions made by the media towards the dissemination of information and comment on the positive and negative influences of the media on young people)
Making friends is easy but maintaining friendship requires effort. How can you make sure that your friendships remain forever? Your Community Youth Group would like to have a forum on this. You have been invited to present your views.
A. You feel that to ensure a lasting friendship, a person must always be honest to his friend. Support your view.  B Always be loyal to his friend C. Always be helpful to his friend D. Always be tolerant of his friend. (Discuss what you believe is the most important quality needed to maintain a lasting friendship)
You are discussing the qualities of a good life partner with your friends.
A. You believe that a good life partner should be religious. Give reasons for your opinion. B. Should be healthy C. Should be good looking D. Should be fun to be with (Discuss which of the following is the most important quality a good life partner should have.)
Malaysian society has certain expectations of what a good mother is expected to be. What are these expectations?
A. A good mother is expected to be able to maintain a nice & comfortable home. Support this view.  B. Be educated & knowledgeable C. Be a friend to her children D. Be a good cook (Which is the most important quality a good mother should have?)
Every year for Mothers’ Day, your community honours mothers for their love and sacrifice. This year you have been asked to list the criteria for giving an award to a mother. As a member of the selection committee, you have to nominate a candidate.
A. Your candidate is a single mother who works to support her children. Justify your choice. B. A mother with disabled children C. A mother who gave up her successful career to care for her children D. A mother who takes in abandoned children and raises them as her own. (Who do you think is the most suitable candidate for the award?)[21.5]
The Prefects’ Board would like to nominate a teacher for the “Teacher of the Year” Award. You are discussing the important qualities a teacher should have. What would you suggest?
A. In your opinion a teacher should be knowledgeable. Give reasons to support your stand. B. Have a pleasant appearance C. Have a sense of humour D. Be caring (Discuss which one of the following would be the most important quality a teacher should have)
Your neighbourhood has to select someone to be the of the Residents’ Association. Four candidates have been shortlisted. You propose your candidate.
A. You propose the bank manager. Justify your choice. B. The lawyer C. The army officer D. The school principal (Discuss who would be the most suitable candidate to be the chairman of the Residents’ Association)
Your Residents’ Association wants to elect a chairman. Suggest some criteria that should be taken into consideration in the selection of a suitable chairman.
A. You suggest that one criterion is personality. Elaborate. B. Academic background. C. Leadership qualities D. Contribution to the community (Which of the following it the most important criterion to consider when electing a chairman of the Residents’ Association?)
There are many ways by which a person is judged. What are they?
A. You feel that a person is judged by his or her appearance. Explain. B. Communicative ability. C. Personal achievements D. Behaviour (Which of the following is the most important in creating a good image of yourself?)
You are discussing the qualities of a role model with your friends.
A. You believe that a role model should lead a healthy lifestyle. Elaborate. B. Should be wealthy C. Should be of good character D. Should have a good academic background (Which of the following is the most important quality of a role model?)
You are considering teaching as a career. Discuss the qualities needed to make a good teacher.
A. A teacher should be caring towards students. Explain. B. Able to express ideas clearly C. Teaches creatively D. Knowledgeable on the subject taught. (What do you think is the most important characteristic of a good teacher?)
Which of the following do you think is the greatest human weakness?
A. You think that the desire for food is the greatest human weakness. Elaborate. B. Desire for money. C. Desire for fame. D. Desire for power. (Which of the following is the greatest human weakness?)
Your college has to nominate a student for an International Student Exchange Programme. The student selected will be sponsored for a three-month stay in an English-speaking country. You suggest a criterion for the selection.
A. You suggest that the student should be able to speak English fluently. Justify your suggestion. B. The student should be well-informed about Malaysia C. The student should have excellent academic results D. The student should possess leadership qualities (Which of the following is the most important criterion in selecting the candidate?) [4.8]
Some of our local celebrities are extremely popular. What are some possible reasons for their great popularity?
A. You believe it because of their talent. Explain. B. Appearance C. Reputation D. Personality (Which of the following is the main reason for the popularity of our local celebrities?)
You and your friends are having a discussion regarding the characteristics of a skilled worker in the workforce.
A.  You think that in order to be a skilled worker, one should be creative. Elaborate. B. Be proactive C. Be computer-literate D. Be highly-motivated. (Which of the following is the most important characteristic of a skilled worker?) [18.9]
You have been selected for the National Service Programme. What characteristics would help you undergo the programme successfully?
A. You feel that you must be physically fit. Elaborate. B. Must be brave. C. Must be sociable D. Must be independent (Which of the following is the most important characteristic to help you undergo the National Service Programme?) [26.3]
What are the qualities of a good parent?
A. A good parent should spend time with the family. Give reasons. B. A good parent is generous with money. C. A good parent is caring. D. A good parent is open-minded. (Which of the following would be the most important quality of a good parent?) [10.5]
For any teamwork to succeed, it is important to choose a good team leader. What are the qualities that you would look for in choosing a good leader?
A. A good team leader should be well-liked and well respected. Explain. B. Knowlegdeable and competent C. Patient and rational D. Fair and open-minded (Which of the following is the most important quality of a good team leader?)
A person’s character is often influenced by other people around him/her. Who has the greatest influence on a person’s character?
A. You think that parents have the greatest influence on a person’s character. Elaborate. B. Teachers C. Friends D. Famous personalities (Discuss which of the following has the greatest influence on a person’s character)
What do you regard as a successful person? Give your view.
A. You think that a successful person is someone who is very rich. Elaborate. B. Someone who is very intelligent C. Someone who is very powerful D. Someone who is very famous. (Which of the following do you regard as the most successful person?)
It is important to be a good neighbour. What are some of the qualities needed?
A. You think that a good neighbour should be polite and respectful. Explain with examples. B. Friendly and caring C. Helpful and responsible D. Tolerant and understanding. (Discuss which of the following are the most important qualities needed to be a good neighbour.) [15.9]
You and your friends are preparing to take part in the National Day Public Speaking Competition on “Qualities of a Good Malaysian Citizen”. Identify some important qualities.
A. You believe that a good citizen should be loyal and patriotic. Give reasons to support your view. B. Honest and co-operative C. Tolerant and understanding D. Responsible and dedicated (Which of the following do you consider as the most important quality of a good Malaysian citizen?) [13.9]

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