Tuesday, March 2, 2021

800/2 (1) MUET 2021 Paper 2 Speaking Session 1 (New Format 2021)

Instructions to candidates:

This test consists of two parts, Part 1 and Part 2.

Part 1 is carried out first followed by Part 2.

  

Part 1: Individual Presentation

You have 2 minutes to prepare. You have 2 minutes to talk.

 

Candidate A

Situation:

Technology helps us in many ways. What are some of these ways?

Candidate A: You have to give a presentation to your class. Talk about how technology helps us shop online.

Candidate B

Situation:

Technology helps us in many ways. What are some of these ways?

Candidate B: You have to give a presentation to your class. Talk about how technology helps us make friends.

Candidate C

Situation:

Technology helps us in many ways. What are some of these ways?

Candidate C: You have to give a presentation to your class. Talk about how technology helps us do housework.

Candidate D

Situation:

Technology helps us in many ways. What are some of these ways?

Candidate D: You have to give a presentation to your class. Talk about how technology helps us find entertainment.

 

Part 2: Group Discussion

You have 3 minutes to prepare.

In your discussion, you may support or oppose the other test takers' views.

Some ideas have been provided in the mind map/ points below. You may use these ideas or come up with your own ideas.

Al the end of the discussion, try to decide on the best suggestion.

You have 8 to 10 minutes for the discussion.

Situation:

Technology is an important tool in education today. In your group, discuss the benefits of using technology in education?

What are the benefits of using technology in education?

  •  Quick
  •  Economical
  • New skills
  • Interesting
  • Independent learning

At the end of the discussion, try to decide the main benefit of using technology in education.

 

Question 3

Candidate A

Situation:

Students should take part in sports. What are some benefits of sports?

Candidate A: You have to give a presentation to your class. Talk about learning teamwork in sports.

Candidate B

Situation:

Students should take part in sports. What are some benefits of sports?

Candidate B: You have to give a presentation to your class. Talk about keeping fit.

 

Candidate C

Situation:

Students should take part in sports. What are some benefits of sports?

Candidate C: You have to give a presentation to your class. Talk about reducing stress.

 

Candidate D

Situation:

Students should take part in sports. What are some benefits of sports?

Candidate D: You have to give a presentation to your class. Talk about meeting people.


Part 2: Group Discussion

Situation:

Winning medals in sports event is a dream for many countries. To do this, the standards of sports have to be improved. In your group, discuss how this can be done.

How can the standards of sports be improved in countries?

  • Upgrade sports facilities
  • Identify talents
  • Improve coaching standards
  • More sporting events
  • Rewards

At the end of the discussion, try to decide the best way to improve the standards of sports in countries.

Question 4

Candidate A

Situation:

There are many important ways to care for the environment. What are some of these ways?

Candidate A: You have to give a presentation to your club. Talk about reducing the use of paper.

Candidate B

Situation:

There are many important ways to care for the environment. What are some of these ways?

Candidate B: You have to give a presentation to your club. Talk about reducing the use of plastic bags.

Candidate C

Situation:

There are many important ways to care for the environment. What are some of these ways?

Candidate C: You have to give a presentation to your club. Talk about reducing the use of fuel

 

Candidate D

Situation:

There are many important ways to care for the environment. What are some of these ways?

Candidate D: You have to give a presentation to your club. Talk about reducing the use of electricity.

 

Part 2: Group Discussion

Situation:

There is a growing concern about how waste is being managed in our country. In your group, discuss how the government can manage waste effectively.

How can the government manage waste effectively?

  • Better technologies
  • Fines
  • Recycling centres
  • Stop foreign dumping
  • Stricter law

At the end of the discussion, try to decide the best way for the government to manage waste effectively in our country.

 

Question 5

Candidate A

Situation:

Your class would like to celebrate Teacher's Day. What can you do for your teacher?

Candidate A: You have to give a presentation to your classmates. Talk about buying gifts.

 

Candidate B

Situation:

Your class would like to celebrate Teacher's Day. What can you do for your teacher?

Candidate B: You have to give a presentation to your classmates. Talk about making a video.

 

Candidate C

Situation:

Your class would like to celebrate Teacher's Day. What can you do for your teacher?

Candidate C: You have to give a presentation to your classmates. Talk about doing a performance.

Candidate D

Situation:

Your class would like to celebrate Teacher's Day. What can you do for your teacher?

Candidate D: You have to give a presentation to your classmates. Talk about making special cards.

Part 2: Group Discussion

Situation:

Teachers play an important role in developing a country. In your group, discuss the contributions of teachers in developing a country.

What are the contributions of teachers in developing a country?

  •  Knowledge
  • Groom future leaders
  • Role model
  •  Instill disciplines
  •  Develop talents

At the end of the discussion, try to decide the most important contribution of teachers in developing a country.

 

Question 6

Candidate A

Situation:

There are many fun activities when we get together with friends. What are some of these activities?

Candidate A: You have to give a presentation to your group. Talk about going to the movies.

 

Candidate B

Situation:

There are many fun activities when we get together with friends. What are some of these activities?

Candidate B: You have to give a presentation to your group. Talk about going shopping.

 

Candidate C

Situation:

There are many fun activities when we get together with friends. What are some of these activities?

Candidate C: You have to give a presentation to your group. Talk about playing games.

 

Candidate D

Situation:

There are many fun activities when we get together with friends. What are some of these activities?

Candidate D: You have to give a presentation to your group. Talk about going for meals.

 

 

Part 2: Group Discussion

Situation:

Many countries promote happiness among their citizens. In your group, discuss what would make a citizen happy.

What makes a citizen of a country happy?

  • Good health
  • Better security
  • Quality education
  • Accessible facilities
  • Good governance

At the end of the discussion, try to decide the most important factor that would make a citizen happy.

 

 

Question 7

Candidate A

Situation:

Colleges need the right facilities to provide good education. What are some of these facilities?

Candidate A: You have to give a presentation to your class. Talk about free Wi-Fi.

 

Candidate B

Situation:

Colleges need the right facilities to provide good education. What are some of these facilities?

Candidate B: You have to give a presentation to your class. Talk about multimedia lab.

 

Candidate C

Situation:

Colleges need the right facilities to provide good education. What are some of these facilities?

Candidate C: You have to give a presentation to your class. Talk about library.

 

Candidate D

Situation:

Colleges need the right facilities to provide good education. What are some of these facilities?

Candidate D: You have to give a presentation to your class. Talk about sports centre.

 

Part 2: Group Discussion

Situation:

Education plays an important part in the development of a country. In your group, discuss why it is important.

Why education is important in the development of a country?

  • Job opportunities
  • Knowledge
  • Develop technology
  • Moral values
  • Business growth

At the end of the discussion, try to decide the main reason why education is important in the development of a country.

 

Question 8

Candidate A

Situation:

Many students leave their homes to continue their studies. What are some useful skills that they should have?

Candidate A: You have to give a presentation to your class. Talk about cooking skills.

 

Candidate B

Situation:

Many students leave their homes to continue their studies. What are some useful skills that they should have?

Candidate B: You have to give a presentation to your class. Talk about first-aid skills.

 

Candidate C

Situation:

Many students leave their homes to continue their studies. What are some useful skills that they should have?

Candidate C: You have to give a presentation to your class. Talk about driving skills.

 

Candidate D

Situation:

Many students leave their homes to continue their studies. What are some useful skills that they should have?

Candidate D: You have to give a presentation to your class. Talk about self-defense skills.

 

 

Part 2: Group Discussion

Situation:

Some life skills are not taught in schools. In your group, discuss what life skills that should be taught in schools.

What life skills that should be taught in schools?

  • Time management
  • Financial planning
  • Personal grooming
  • Intercultural communications
  • Leaderships

At the end of the discussion, try to decide the best life skills that should be taught in schools.

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

Imperative Exercise 2

Topic 2: Imperative (Instructions)

Monday, October 26, 2020

Topic 2: Using the Imperative Form (Instructions)

 Imperatives are used for a number of different purposes:

  • to give out orders: Tidy your room!
  • to give someone instructions: Take the first turning on the left.
  • to give informal advice: Stay a little longer, it’s the weekend after all!
  • to offer something: Have some cake, it's delicious.


You can use the imperative form to give an order, to give a warning or advice, and (if you use “please”) to make a request.

To make the imperative, use the infinitive of the verb without ‘to’:

“Come here!”
“Sit down!”

To make a negative imperative, put “do not” or “don’t” before the verb:

“Don’t go!”
“Do not walk on the grass.”

The imperative can be used for all subjects (you, he, they and we), but you can also use “let’s” before the verb if you are including yourself in the imperative:

“Let’s stop now.”
“Let’s have some lunch.”

The negative of “let’s” is “let’s not”:

“Let’s not argue!”
“Let’s not tell her about it.”

Orders

 

Adults do not usually give each other orders, unless they are in a position of authority. The intonation of an order is important: each word is stressed, and the tone falls at the end of the sentence:

“Sit down now!” (‘Sit’, ‘down’ and ‘now’ are all stressed, and the tone falls on ‘now’.)

However, adults can give orders to children and to animals:

Here are some orders you could give your pet dog:

“Come here!”
“Sit!”
“Heel!”
“Fetch!”

Warnings

 

You can use the imperative to warn someone of danger. All the words in the warning are stressed, but the last word has a higher tone than the first word:


 

“Watch out!”
“Look out!”
“Don’t cross!”

Advice

 

When you give advice using the imperative, the words are stressed normally:

“Eat an apple – it’s much better for you than a biscuit!”

“Don’t tell him you’re resigning now! Wait until Monday when he’s in a better mood.”

You can often read articles in magazines that give advice on a subject. Sometimes, this advice is presented as “Dos and don’ts”.

For example:

Travelling long-distance

Do try to sleep well the night before
Do drink plenty of water
Do try to walk about the plane during the flight
Don’t drink alcohol
Don’t eat heavy meals
Don’t wear restrictive clothing

Requests

 

You can also use the imperative to make a request, but you should use a polite word before the verb:

“Please take a seat.”
“Please wait here.”
“Please hold the line.”
“Please don’t smoke here.”

In written English, you might also see “Kindly” used as a polite word:

“Kindly return the documents as soon as possible.”
“Kindly forward this to the Sales and Marketing department.”
“Kindly send me 2 copies of your brochure.”

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