Friday, April 21, 2017

MUET Listening (B: Recalling Information)



One important strategy that you need to develop to do well in the listening test is the ability to recall information.

  • To recall means to remember and recollect information that you have heard during listening.
  • To recall information heard one needs to listen well and make notes.
PRACTICE
Listen to a passage on Food Additives and complete the following sentences. Write your answer in NOT MORE THAN FIVE WORDS.
1.  The purpose of food additives is to __________________
2.  Antioxidants preserve flavour, prevent denaturation of the fat soluble vitamins A           and E, prevent food contaminants from causing malignant changes in the ____________
3.   Some food additives such as nitrates and ____________________ can react with food to form ________________ called nitrosamines that have been proven to ___________
4.   Salting and pickling with or without spices are known as the most effective ways of preventing decay in ____________________

5.   The most effective treatment of high blood pressure is ___________________

MUET Listening (C: Listening for Main Ideas)




The main idea is the general idea or the main point of a message, news report, talk or conversation. It tells us what the passage or text is about and does not include supporting details or examples. In news reports, the main idea is usually summarised in the headlines.

PRACTICE 1
Listen to a talk and answer the following question.

 A suitable title for the talk is 

A. Conjunctivitis
B. The Cause of Conjunctivitis
C. Symptoms of Conjunctivitis
D. Conjunctivitis and How to Treat It

PRACTICE 2
Listen to a documentary item and answer the following question.

The passage is mainly on

A. Malaysian projects in 1998
B. the achievement of Malaysia in 1998
C. international events held in Malaysia in 1998
D. how Malaysia survived the economic slowdown of 1998

PRACTICE 3
Listen to a newspaper report and answer the following question.

A suitable headline for the newspaper report is

A. Charity Drive by Hotels
B. Rumah Cahaya Entertains Children
C. Christmas Cheer for Rumah Cahaya
D. Christmas Celebration by Hotel Four Seasons


Thursday, April 20, 2017

MUET Listening (D: Listening for Specific Information)




Specific information refers to precise and exact details relating to a particular thing or incidents. It may require looking for information regarding

  • where, who and when an incidents occurred
  •  the causes of a particular event
  •  the consequences of a particular event
  • supporting details to a certain fact or opinion etc.

PRACTICE 1
Listen to a description of Menara Kuala Lumpur and answer the question that follow.

1. The third tallest telecommunication tower in the world is the                                                       
 A. CN Tower in Toronto                                                                    
 B. Shanghai Tower in China                                                            
 C. Ostankino Tower in Moscow                                                            
 D. Menara Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia                  
  
 2. Which of the following is NOT one of the sections of Menara Kuala Lumpur?  

  A. The Antenna MAST 
  B. The Foundation Base
  C. The Tourist Building
  D. The Seri Angkasa Revolving Restaraunt

PRACTICE 2
Listen to a news item and answer the questions that follow.

1. How many dogs were killed in the fire?               
   A. 7      B. 1        C. 58       D. 65                                                                                                                                              
 2. Which did the owners do to remember their dead pets?
  
  A. Buried their pets at the church
  B. Held a memorial service at the church
  C. Took their distraught pets for counselling
  D. Went for counselling at a local humane society

PRACTICE 3
Listen to a passage and answer the following question.

According to the passage, robots will be able to do all the following expects

A. washing                   C. designing
B. cleaning                   D. sweeping    

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

MUET Listening (F: Summarising)




A summary is a way of expressing all the important facts or characteristics about something in a short and clear manner. When writing a summary, we look for the main points and leave out details such as descriptions, illustrations and examples. Titles of stories and news headlines often summarise the story or news item concerned.

PRACTICE 1
Listen to a news item and answer the following question.

A suitable headline for this news items is

A. Tough Battle for Atlanta
B. Dramatic Win for AC Milan
C. Atlanta Stuns Favourites AC Milan
D. Favourites AC Milan Fights a Hard Battle with Underdogs Atlanta

PRACTICE 2
Listen to an announcement and answer the following question.

Which of the following sentences best summarises the announcement?

A. Passengers aboard TP 314 are delayed due to bad weather.
B. Passengers aboard flight TP 314 are in danger.
C. Flight TP 314 to Taiwan is delayed due to bad weather.
D. Bad weather hampers passengers abroad Flight TP 314.

PRACTICE 3
Listen to a talk and answers the following question.

The main purpose of the talk is to

A. inform the listeners about Malaysian dances
B. impress upon the listeners the beauty of Malaysia
C. demonstrate the richness of the Malaysian culture
D. highlight the complexities of Malaysian dances