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Writing a Report - Question 1 (Muet Writing)
Based on the tables below, write a report on the 2010 and 2011 State Spelling Challenge Prizes and the number of participants in the 2010 and 2011 Competition. You are to link the information given. Your report must be 150 – 200 words.
Table 1: State Spelling Challenge Prizes (2010-2011)
State Spelling Challenge
Overall Best Individual
Overall Best Group
Table 2: Number of Participants in Secondary Schools
No. of participants in Secondary Schools
Note: 1. Write your report in paragraphs.
2. Provide the following features when writing your report:
State Spelling Challenge Prizes and the Number of Participants (2010-2011)
Extract this from the rubric or titles of the visuals
The visuals illustrate State Challenge Prizes and number of participants in secondary schools in 2010 and 2011.
Introduce both visuals
The increase in the prize money for secondary schools in the State Spelling Challenge from 2010 to 2011 might have influenced the increase in the number of participants in 2011.
Show the link between the two visuals
Generally, there was an increase in prize money for all secondary school prizes from 2010 to 2011.
KEY FEATURES (ANALYSIS / SYNTHESIS
In 2010, primary and secondary schools’ first prize money was thehighest at RM2,000 and RM3,000respectively and a similar trendwas recorded for both schools in2011.
Highlight significant data/Compare and contrast prize money
Synthesis (comparing 2 prizes,data, 2 schools and 2 years + trend)
However, the lowest prize money went to the overall best individual for both schools at RM500 each in2010.
The third prize for primary school remained unchanged atRM1,000 but there was a rise ofRM1,000 from RM2,000 toRM3,000 for secondary schoolover the two years.
Both primary and secondaryoverall best group prize moneydoubled from RM1,300 toRM2,600 and from RM1,800 toRM3,600 respectively between2010 and 2011.
Secondary school’s second prize money had a higher increase fromRM2,500 (2010) to RM4,000(2011) than primary school’s which increased form RM1,500 toRM2,000 respectively in the two years.
Federal Territory recorded the most participants in 2010 and 2011 with 29 and 54 respectively.
Meantime, Pahang charted the least with 11 and 22 participants each in 2010 and 2011.
The almost double growth in the number of secondary school participants in all states in 2011 was probably due to the increase in prize money from 2010 to 2011.
In conclusion, the increase on prize money from 2010 to 2011 has an effect on the number of participants in secondary schools in 2011.
Summaries main finding / Restate overview
PAST YEAR MUET WRITING (800/4 -QUESTION 2)
The trend today among youth is to own the latest technological gadgets such as mobile phones and other devices. Is this a healthy development among young people? Give your opinion. You should write at least 350 words.
“The most important factor which contributes towards a person’s success is himself.” Do you agree with the statement? Justify your stand, giving relevant examples where appropriate.
“Everyone should aim to become a millionaire by the age of 35.” Discuss. You should write at least 350 words.
Man’s careless attitude is the main cause for the destruction of the environment. Discuss.
“Women make better leaders than men. “Do you agree? Discuss.
“Students’ participation in co-curricular activities has been made one of the criteria for entry into universities.” What do you think of this requirement? Give your opinion and support it with reasons.
“Education is the most important factor in the development of a country.” Discuss.
YEAR END 2011
“A persons career choice should be determined by his or her interest.” Discuss
The most valuable thing in life is friendship. Do you agree? Discuss. You should write at least 350 words.
YEAR END 2010
In an arranged marriage, the choice of a husband or wife is made by parents or elders. What do you think of this practice in today's society? Discuss. You should write at least 350 words.
The world today is turning more to electronic communications such as the e-mail, Facebook and short Message System (SMS). What is your opinion of this growing trend? Discuss. You should write at least 350 words.
YEAR END 2009
People commit crime for selfish reasons. Discuss. You should write at least 350 words.
Information and communications technology (ICT) is the cause of today's many social ills. What is your opinion? Support your answers with examples. You should write at least 350 words.
YEAR END 2008
"People are becoming more materialistic. They are concerned with making more money and what money can buy." What is your opinion on being materialistic? You should write at least 350 words.
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PAST YEAR MUET WRITING QUESTIONS
Analyse and link information on the number of youths visiting the dentist and the reasons for visiting the dentists.
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Analyse primary and secondary school enrolment in the three regions and link this with income level.
Compare and comment on the responsibilities of male and female married professionals and link the information with the newspaper headlines.
YEAR END 2011
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YEAR END 2010
Analyse and synthesise the number of air travellers by airlines and air travellers’ rating of satisfaction.
Analyse and link information on the frequency of visits to three music websites by teenagers and their promotional activities.
YEAR END 2009
Analyse and synthesise rankings of employers’ expectations and applicants’ perceptions of qualities required at the workplace.
Analyse and link information about Southern Book Stores’s annual sales and sales of reading materials
YEAR END 2008
Compare and comment on the changes in the modes of transport in three years
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