Sample Essay Muet Question 1

 

MUET is a test of English language proficiency, largely for university admissions. The test is set and run by the Malaysian Examinations Council (which also runs the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia(STPM) examination) and largely recognized only in Malaysia and Singapore.

I'm going to share with you the tips and ideas for Question 1! Actually, I don't know whether it's true or not, because writing part is actually don't have marking scheme! I get tips from my MUET teacher, I found this very helpful, hence I share here^^Don't you think so?

Example++

Question 1

You are a sub-editor working at Mostly Mags, a firm that publishes magazines.You have been asked to write a short report on the sale of magazines from January to March. Your article should migrate all the information given below. You should write 150 to 200 words.

Mostly Mags Advertisement Specials

1 January: Subscribe to any magazine for a year and receive an exercising kit absolutely free.
2 February: 10 per cent discount for all magazines
3 March: Buy one free one (applies to all magazines except Homedecor)

(Graph)
Look at the graph shown above.

Writing skills:

1. Title
2. Introduction (First Paragraph)
3. Overview (Second Paragraph)
4. Analysis (4 A) (Third Paragraph) (Data!!)
5. Synthesis (4 S) (Fourth Paragraph) (Data+Link!!)
6. Conclusion (Last Paragraph)
7. 40 marks

Model Answer (By teacher):

The Sale of Magazines from January to March

    The graph shows the sale of four magazines and Mostly Mags advertisement specials from January to March.

    The Mostly Mags advertisement specials influences the number of Magazines sold from January to March.

    The highest number of magazines sold throughout three months is Supermuscles, that's 53000. The lowest number of magazines sold from January to March is Homedecor, only 30000.The most number of magazines sold in January is Supermuscles, followed by Household Pets. In February, the most number of magazines sold is Household Pets while the least number is Personal Grooming. In March, the magazines sold for Supermuscles and Household Pets are the same which was 18000.

     Increase of sale from January to February is influence by 10% discount except Supermuscles. The promotion of free exercising kit to one year subscriber influenced the total number of magazines sold in January to be higher than February, which was 56000 and 55000 respectively. In March, Homedecor shows the lowest number of magazines sold as the buy one free one exclude Homedecor.

    In conclusion, the number of magazines sold in these four magazines are dependent on the Mostly Mags advertisement specials.//Readers choice changes according to offers given.

I will post up model answer for Question 2 next time^^
How to tackle question 1:

A step-by-step guide

Step 1

          ·         Analyse  the task given

          ·         Study the stimulus and graphic aid. Types of stimuli are likely to be:

                  -          Single line graph

-          Double line graph

-          Bar graph (single double or triple bar graph

-          Pie chart

-          Table

-          Process

-          Short pieces of  task

Step 2

           ·         Focus on the task given

           ·         Jot down on point quickly

Step 3

            ·         Organize your point by numbering  them in logical sequence

            ·         Insert linkers/connectives

            ·         Your introduction should describe the broad/important trend (s)shown

            ·         Do not provide your opinion or the copy words from the stimulus.

            ·         Writing your report/article in full. Do not ask bullet points.

Interpretation and outline

Interpretations the bar chart (see interpretation and outline for one stimuli on page 175).

Interpretation the table. Compare and contrast the price of  both  the imported and local cars from the year  1980 to 2000

·         Title

Giver title of the essay

·         Controlling idea

State the main or controlling idea

·         Trend

State the trend

·         Analysis

Provide analysis of the data provided

·         Conclusion

Summarize main findings

Sample Essay

Different modes of commuter transport in Kuala Lumpur

The graph shows the different modes of commuter transport used in Kuala Lumpur 1980, 1990, and 2000.

            The tread indicates the  growing use of  cars  for commuting  to work between 1980 and  2000,and  the corresponding  decline in the popularity  of  buses from  being the most  popular  mode  of  transport  in  1980  to the least  popular  in  2000

            Train  commuter  numbers  rose  from just  under  20%  in  1980  to  about  27%  in 1990, but fell to  about  23%  in 2000 . motorcycle  use  has  bee relatively stable , falling from  around  27%  of  commuters  in  1980, to  22%  in  1990 , but  climbing back  to reach  25%  by 2000.  Car  use increased  steadily from  just  over  5%  in  1980  to  23%  in  1990 , reaching almost  40%  by  2000  as  prices of  imported  and  local  car  dropped  significantly . this  price drop caused  an  increase  in car  ownership, and  caused  the  popularity  of  buses  to  drop from  just  under  35%  in  1980 to  27%  in  1990 and  15%  in 2000.

            There is a  clear correlation  between  the  growing  use  of  cars  and  the  decline in popularity of  buses.  The use  of  cars  has  had  the  strongest  on  the  public  transporting  system .

Rose (to)

Increased  (to)

Went up (to)

Climbed (to)

boomed

A rise

An  increase

Growth

An upward trend

A boom  (a dramatic rise)

Fell(to)                

Declined(to)

Decreased(to)

Dipped(to)

Dipped (to)

Dropped (to)

Went down(to)

Slumped(to)

Reduced(to)

A decrease

A decline

A  fall

A drop

A slump

A reduction

Leveled out  (at)

Did not change (at)

Remained steady  (at)

Stayed constant  (at)

Maintained the same  level

A leveling out

No change

Fluctuated (around)

Peaked (at)

Stood  at  (we use this phrase to focus on  a  particular  point , before  we mention  the  movement , for  example in  the movement  for  year  ,

Unemployment stood at…..)

A fluctuation reached a (of) reached at.

   

Describing the degree of change

     ADJECTIVES

           ADVERBS

Dramatic

Dramatically 

Enormous

Enormously

Steep

Steeply

Substantial

Substantially

considerable

considerably

       Adjectives

            Adverbs

Significant

Significantly

Moderate

Moderately

Slight

Slightly

Minimal

Minimally

Describing the speed of change

       Adjectives

       Adverbs

Rapid

Rapidly

Quick

Quickly

Swift

Swiftly

Sadden

Suddenly

        Adjectives

        Adverbs

Steady

Steadily

Gradual

Gradually

Slow

Slowly

Useful adjectives to compare and contrast

       Positive

      Comparative

      Superlative

Cheap

Cheaper

Cheapest

Large

Larger

Largest

Good

Better

Best

Bad

Worse

Worst

Striking

More striking

Most striking

Profitable

More profitable

Most profitable

Describing one part of the chart /graph.

Starting with the adjective

The highest

The greatest

The lowest

The most significant

The smallest

The largest

Percentage of

Proportion of

Number of

Men

Cars sold

Holiday makers

Are employed in the executive category.

Are blue

Come from Sabah

Starting with the subject

Red is the professional is the Mexico is the

More

Far more

Much more

Many more

A lot more

Substantially more

Considerably more

Significantly more

Slightly more fractionally more

Most

second /third

most

least 

men

holiday makers

Popular

Most prevalent

Common

Are employed in the manufacturing sector

Come from Mexico

Car colour.

Employment category

Holiday destination

Than…

Starting with the subject

Blue cars are

Men are

Kajang is

As

quite as

just as

nearly as

almost as

not as   

Common

 Popular

prevalent

As

More

Much more

Far more

Substantially more

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