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?
Question 1You 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 Specials1 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)
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 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^^
DIRECTED: REPORT – Book Report
As a class project, you have been asked to write a book report. You decide to write a report of a book you have just read.
Use the following notes in your report:
- main characters
“The Story of My Life” is an autobiography written by Helen Keller. It tells us how Helen Keller, who was deaf, blind and mute, defied the odds to become one of the most celebrated personalities in the world. The story was set in Alabama in 1997.
In the first half of the book, Helen Keller writes about how she was afflicted with scarlet fever while she was still a baby and how illness left her deaf, blind and mute. The story outlines the frustration Helen Keller experienced as a child – alone in a dark and silent world – unable to communicate with anybody. The author then goes on to say how her life changed with the arrival of her new-employed teacher and nanny, Anne Mansfield Sullivan.
The second part of the book relates how Helen Keller studied the deaf and dumb language and learnt how to write using Braille and then went to college and graduated. The story goes on to say how she spent the rest of her life helping the deaf and dumb all over the world.
I enjoyed reading every page of the book. I found some sections of the book, especially those that deal with the early part of her life, poignant and touching. It made me realize how difficult life must be for the handicapped. It also made me realize how fortunate I was. It has made me more sympathetic towards the plight of those who are less fortunate than I am, especially the handicapped who has given up hope in the face of misfortune, and the severely handicapped who have lost the will to live.
The story is very touching and informative. It arouses the feelings of the readers. I admire Helen Keller for her determination and diligence. I appreciate the painstaking efforts taken by the teacher. The book has a good moral lesson for all. It shows the triumph of the human spirit in the face of indomitable obstacles. It makes us wonder whether Helen Keller was just another victim of fate or whether her birth has a special significance. Was Helen Keller fortunate or unfortunate? Helen Keller was unfortunate to have suffered the cruel twist of fate but the world is fortunate to have had a person like her. Her life shining example to prove the adage, “where there is a will, there is a way”.
Source: SPM SAMPLE OF ESSAYS - DIRECTED WRITING @ English For All