Monday, July 11, 2011

MUET Speaking Test Specifications

Candidates are assessed on their ability to make individual presentations and to take part in group discussions on a wide range of contemporary issues.

MUET speaking test assessment will cover the following:

(i) accuracy

  • using grammatically correct language
  • using correct pronunciation, stress and intonation
(ii) fluency
  • speaking with confidence and fluency

(iii) appropriacy

  • using language appropriate for the intended purpose and audience
  • using varied vocabulary and expressions
  • using varied sentence structures
  • observing conventions appropriate to a specific situation
(iv) coherence and cohesion
  • developing and organising ideas
  • using appropriate markers and linking devices
  • using anaphora appropriately together with other cohesive devices

(v) use of language functions
  • defining, describing, explaining
  • comparing and contrasting
  • classifying
  • giving reasons
  • giving opinions
  • expressing relationships
  • making suggestions and recommendations
  • expressing agreement and disagreement
  • seeking clarification
  • asking for and giving information
  • persuading
  • drawing conclusions
  • stating and justifying points of view
  • presenting an argument

(vi) managing a discussion
  • initiating
  • turn-taking
  • interrupting
  • prompting
  • negotiating
  • closing
(vii) task fulfilment
  • presenting relevant ideas
  • providing adequate content
  • showing a mature treatment of topic
Possible issues
Socio-cultural, economic, science and technology, sports, environment, education, health

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