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LISTENING 800/1 NEW EXAM SPECIFICATIONS as of 2008 Year End MUET Exam Audrey Koh Sui Ean

LISTENING 800/1 1. Number of texts 5 2. Number of questions 20 3. Question types 1. Information transfer 2. Short-answer questions 3. 3-option MCQ Weighting – 15% Duration – 30 minutes

MPM: no half marks awarded, all errors in punctuation including capitalisation, spelling and grammar equates to ZERO.

PART I : i) Information transfer Listen carefully then fill in the answer into the diagram. Liking

Proximity

Familiarity

______________ ______________ probable factors.

The concept of ‘liking’ is determined by 3 most Scientists are convinced that the most influential factor is that of proximity because the closer one is to another the higher the probability of getting to know and liking one another. Secondly, familiarity with one another as a result of proximity will increase the chances of liking someone while a final factor is the physical attractiveness of the person. It has been proven that a physically attractive person will be liked more than a less beautiful or handsome person.

ii) Short-Answer Question In not more than 5 words, what is the first thing one should do when a fire happens? __________________________________

When there is a fire, you should always try to head towards an open area by looking for the nearest exit.

PART II : i) Complete Sentences Select the right answer and write only the corresponding letter (A – F), do NOT waste your time writing the whole phrase down. e.g.

A enjoys listening to music B is a workaholic C found some loot

9 - 10. The speaker describes her positively although she ____________. “She passes her time by enjoying the finer things in life such as appreciating opera and classical music. It is quite amazing that she finds the time for such luxuries even though she has her hands full with her time-consuming job which she enjoys as well.”

ii) Objective 3-Option Questions 11 – 14) Dr Khoo advises the public to 1. donate only what they can afford. 2. be generous in donating to the worth cause. 3. ignore the call for donating as must as possible. Dr. Khoo Kay Ho was very impressed with the support shown by the public so far pertaining the response to the charity drive that they are currently promoting. The drive has been launched for just 1 week now but collection has already reached the RM10,000 target. With one more week to go before the end of the charity drive, Khoo hopes the public will not hesitate from donating as much as possible for the benefit of the deaf

PART III : Short-Answer Questions 15 – 20) When a person’s stress levels exceed their optimum amount ___________________ _____________________________________. “Stress can be categorised into two main groups, good stress and bad stress. Good stress will raise your adrenaline and cause you to perform at a more optimum level. Researchers have found that when stress exceeds your body’s own optimum level, it will turn into bad stress resulting in hyperventilation, heart palpitations and in some cases strokes, heart attacks or even death.

Don’t Worry… It’s normal to be worried about the listening exam. Just be calm, listen carefully, and write clearly. Don’t worry about grammar or wrong spelling because listening tests usually focus more on facts. Finally, it’s only 15% so concentrate more on the other papers.


Muet Listening 2011