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COMPILATION OF YEAR END 2011 MUET SPEAKING QUESTIONS:

SET 1
Some people make a very meaningful contribution to society. Who are they?
Task A
Candidate A:
You think that garbage collectors make a very meaningful contribution to society.
Elaborate.
Candidate B:
You think that toilet cleaners make a very meaningful contribution to society. Elaborate.
Candidate C:
You think that road sweepers make a very meaningful contribution to society. Elaborate.
Candidate D:
You think that gardeners make a very meaningful contribution to society. Elaborate.
Task B
Discuss which of the following people contribute most to society.
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)

Garbage collectors
Toilet cleaners
Road sweepers
Gardeners

SET 2
Students face many challenges when studying abroad. What are some of these challenges?
Task A
Candidate A: You think that homesickness is one of the challenges. Explain.
Candidate B: You think that language barrier is one of the challenges. Explain.
Candidate C: You think that financial aid is one of the challenges. Explain.
Candidate D: You think that cultural differences are one of the challenges. Explain.
Task B
Discuss which of the following is the greatest challenge students face when studying abroad.

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(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)

Homesickness
Language barrier
Financial aid
Cultural differences

SET 3
The welfare club of your college plans to help sick children in a hospital. What would be a
good way to help them?
Task A
Candidate A: A good way to help them would be to read to the children regularly. Elaborate.
Candidate B: A good way would be to organise games and activities for the children. Elaborate.
Candidate C: A good way would be to assist the children with their studies. Elaborate.
Candidate D: A good way would be to collect things like toys and books for the children. Elaborate.
Task B
Discuss which of the following would be the best way to help sick children in a hospital.
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)

Read to the children regularly.


Organise games and activities for the children.
Assist the children with their studies.
Collect things like toys and books for the children.

SET 4
Sex education should be taught to the young. Who should impart this knowledge?
Task A
Candidate A: You think teachers are suitable for this task. Justify.
Candidate B: You think parents are suitable for this task. Justify.
Candidate C: You think friends are suitable for this task. Justify.
Candidate D: You think the mass media is suitable for this task. Justify.
TASK B
Discuss which of the following is the most suitable to impart sex education to the young.

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(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)

Teachers
Parents
Friends
The mass media

SET 5
There are some things that many people think are important in life. What are some of these?
Task A
Candidate A: Health is important in life. Elaborate.
Candidate B: Friendship is important in life. Elaborate.
Candidate C: Education is important in life. Elaborate.
Candidate D: Family is important in life. Elaborate.
Task B
Discuss which of the following is the most important in life.
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)

Health
Friendship
Education
Family

SET 6.
The career club in your college plans to invite someone to give a talk to pre-university
students on life in the university. Who should be invited to give the talk?
Task A
Candidate A: A university lecturer should be invited to give the talk on life in the university.
Elaborate.
Candidate B: A university student should be invited to give the talk on life in the university.
Elaborate.
Candidate C: A university counsellor should be invited to give the talk on life in the university.
Elaborate.

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Candidate D: A successful university graduate should be invited to give the talk on life in the
university. Elaborate.
Task B
Discuss which of the following is the most suitable person to give a talk to pre-university
students on life in the university.
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)

A university lecturer
A university student
A university counsellor
A successful university graduate

SET 7
Certain qualities are necessary to make relationships stronger and better.
Suggest some of these qualities.
Task A
Candidate A: You think that relationships should be based on respect. Elaborate.
Candidate B: You think that relationships should be based on honesty. Elaborate.
Candidate C: You think that relationships should be based on generosity. Elaborate.
Candidate D: You think that relationships should be based on tolerance. Elaborate.
Task B
Discuss which of the following is the most important quality in any relationship.
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)

Respect
Honesty
Generosity
Tolerance

SET 8
Sometimes teenagers and their parents have different opinions on many issues.
What are some of these issues?
Task A
Candidate A: Choice of friends is one of these issues. Elaborate.
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Candidate B: Choice of career is one of these issues. Elaborate.


Candidate C: Extent of freedom is one of these issues. Elaborate.
Candidate D: Lifestyle is one of these issues. Elaborate.
Task B
Discuss which of the following issues teenagers and parents differ most in opinion on.
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)

Choice of friends
Choice of career
Extent of freedom
Lifestyle

SET 9
Youths now have many ways to express their feelings. What are some of these ways?
Task A
Candidate A: You think that face-to-face communication is a way to express ones feelings.
Elaborate.
Candidate B: You think that the short message system (SMS) is a way to express ones feelings.
Elaborate.
Candidate C: You think that social networking sites is a way to express ones feelings. Elaborate.
Candidate D: You think that a telephone call is a way to express ones feelings. Elaborate.
Task B
Discuss which of the following would be the best way to express ones feelings.
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)

Face-to-face communication
The short message system (SMS)
Social networking sites
A telephone call

SET 10
What kind of movies appeal to the Malaysian audience?
Task A

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Candidate A: You think that horror movies appeal to the Malaysian audience. Elaborate.
Candidate B: You think that comedies appeal to the Malaysian audience. Elaborate.
Candidate C: You think that animation appeal to the Malaysian audience. Elaborate.
Candidate D: You think that action movies appeal to the Malaysian audience. Elaborate.
Task B
Discuss which of the following types of movies appeal most to the Malaysian audience.
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)

Horror movies
Comedies
Animation
Action movies

SET 11
Some professions deserve to be paid a high salary. What are some of these professions?
Task A
Candidate A: You think that a football player should be paid a high player. Justify.
Candidate B: You think that a singer should be paid a high player. Justify.
Candidate C: You think that a nurse should be paid a high player. Justify.
Candidate D: You think that a policeman player should be paid a high player. Justify.
Task B
Discuss which of the following should be paid the highest salary.
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)

A football player
A singer
A nurse
A policeman

SET 12
What are the qualities of a good team player?
Task A
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Candidate A: A good team player respects different points of view. Elaborate.


Candidate B: A good team player shows commitment. Elaborate.
Candidate C: A good team player cooperates with others. Elaborate.
Candidate D: A good team player communicates well. Elaborate.
Task B
Discuss which of the following qualities makes an effective team player.
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)

Respects different points of views


Shows commitment
Cooperates with others
Communicates well

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