Monday, June 04, 2012

MUET MOMENTS: Lesson 11: Speaking skills I

By Dr Koh Soo Ling

Speaking skills I 
The speaking component (800/2) consists of two tasks:
Task A: Individual presentation
Task B: Group discussion

You will have approximately 30 minutes to complete both the tasks. Take a look at the table below to see how time is allocated for to each candidate.

Individual presentation

For this task you are expected to give a one-way presentation.

Stages of preparation
1. Highlight the key - words or phrases — ask yourself what you are supposed to do.
2. Make use of your prior knowledge to generate ideas — jot down all your ideas.
3. Organise your ideas — follow an appropriate order, for example, linear, cause and effect or chronological.
4. List down the appropriate expressions that you wish to use for each stage of  your presentation.

Let’s say you are taking the speaking test now. You may get something like this:

Situation: Mental health is important to students. Share your opinion about organising a talk on how to prevent the deterioration of mental health.

Source: Learning Curve - New Straits Times

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