Wednesday, April 19, 2017

MUET Listening (Making Predictions)

To predict means to forecast what will happen in the near future. To make correct predictions we have to learn to listen critically. Only by listening to the information provided can we make intelligent guesses. For example, the experts at the meteorological department are able to predict the weather based on their knowledge and past experience.


Below are ten jumbled phrases from two news bulletins on transport accidents. Study them and predict which of the phrases come from which news bulletin. Then listen to the recording to check your answers. The first one has been done for you.

The two reports are:
( A ) Woman robbed after faking accident         ( B ) No survivors in plane crash.

1. cause of the disaster                      ( B )      6. lost contact                     (   )
2. thinking it was safe                         (    )      7. got down to check          (   )
3. hit into a hillside                              (    )      8. purposely knocked         (   )
4. hit from behind                                (    )      9. knocked and trailed        (   )
5. crashed after                                   (    )     10. among the wreckage     (   )


Listen to a short conversation and answer the following question.

The police have compiled a list of four suspects. Who, in your opinion, is the probable thief?

A. Kevin Lam is fair, has dark hair and is 5 feet 11 inches tall. He is a 28-year-old office worker who recently quit his job. He wears spectacles and likes wearing jeans and black T-shirts.

B. Johari Jamil is 5 feet 8 inches tall and has dark brown hair. He is a 22-year-old college student with glasses.

C. Charles Morgan has black hair and is 5 feet 10 inches tall. He is an unemployed 24-year-old who lives near the campus.

D. Chee Seng wears glasses, has dark brown hair and is 5 feet 9 inches tall. He is 30 years old and works on campus. He dresses like a college student with jeans and T-shirt.

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