Saturday, July 09, 2011

MUET Listening Test Specifications

Candidates are assessed on their ability to comprehend various types of oral text of varying length and level of complexity (content and language).

MUET listening test assessment will cover the following:
(i) knowledge

  • recalling information
  • recognizing main ideas
  • recognizing supporting details
(ii) comprehension
  • deriving meaning of words, phrases, sentences from context
  • paraphrasing
(iii) application
  • predicting outcomes
  • applying a concept to a new situation
(iv) analysis
  • understanding language functions
  • distinguishing the relevant from the irrelevant
  • distinguishing fact from opinion
  • drawing inferences
  • identifying roles and relationships
  • following the development of a point or an argument
  • summarizing information
(vi) evaluation
  • appraising information
  • making judgements
  • drawing conclusions
  • recognising and interpreting speakers’ views, attitudes or intentions
Possible genres
Lecture, briefing, talk, discussion, interview, telephone conversation, announcement, instructions, advertisement, news, meeting, documentary

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