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There is some example of MUET questions :-

1)How to encourage the students to read more?


-Set up a reading corner around the college
-Equip the library with more interesting materials
-Second hand book store
-Reward those who read more
2)What would make a good life partner?
-Religious
-Wealthy
-Good-looking
-Fun to be with
3)How to promote tourism in Malaysia?
-Build more tourist spots
-Build more affordable hotels
-Using Information Technology (IT)
-More facilities
4)How to attract customers?
-Reasonable price
-Extend business hours
-Fresh goods
-Helpful and courteous staffs
5)What challenge would be faced by youth in 21st century?
-Knowledgeable skills
-Resources
-Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
-Good in studies and active in co-curriculum activities

Speaking Test :Candidate A


Instructions to candidates:
Task A: Individual presentation

Study the stimulus or topic given.


You are given two minutes to prepare your responses.
You are given two minutes to present.
Listen to the others while they are making their presentations and take down notes for the group discussion in Task
B.
Task B: Group discussion
You are given two minutes to prepare points to support or oppose the other candidates views.
After you have listened to everyone, try to come to a decision as to which of the four suggestions is the best.
Your group is given ten minutes for the discussion.
Task A and Task B will be carried out consecutively.
Situation
Your brother has been given the opportunity to study in England on a government scholarship. You and your family
are very proud of him. Decide on a special gift for him to prepare for his trip abroad.
Task A: Suggest that they give him cash. Say why.
Task B: Discuss which of the following would be most useful.
i. cash
ii. a computer
iii. some suitable clothing
iv. some Malaysian foodstuff
Candidate A
Task A: Suggest that they give him cash. Say why.
Good morning to the examiners and my fellow friends. Im very happy that my brother has just received a
scholarship to study in England. My relatives and I would like to give him a special gift. We all think that the best
gift is money because it will be very useful for him.
The first reason is with cash he can buy the things that he needs when he gets there. There will me a lot of things
that he will need like new books, stationery, clothes and food. He will also need to pay for transportation like taking
the bus or train to go to the university campus. As we know, it is very expensive in England so any money we give
him will be very useful.
Secondly, my brother can use the money to buy a mobile phone when he gets to England. I think this is very
important in case of emergencies so we can contact him easily. Furthermore, he can sms us and keep us updated
with his progress in his studies there. Hence, if we really miss him we can just give him a call.
Finally, I also think giving him money is the best choice because it is light and doesnt take up a lot of space. If we
were to give him a computer, books or winter clothes it will be very heavy and bulky for him to bring to England.
Therefore, I think that it is much easier to bring money and buy those things when he gets there.
In conclusion, these are some of the reasons why I think giving him cash is the best choice. To me, it is the most
useful gift we can give him. Thank you.

Candidate B
Task A: You suggest that they give him a computer. Say why.
A very good morning I bid to one and all. My relatives and I are very proud of my brother. He has just received a
scholarship to study in England and so we would like to give him a special gift. We believe that the best present for
him is a laptop computer.
Firstly, as a university student, my brother will have to do many assignments. If he has a laptop computer he can
bring it everywhere and consequently, do his work anytime and anywhere. Thus, he will not have to share the
computers at the computer room with other students and he will be able to do his work more quickly and efficiently.
Another point is that when he boards the plane from KLIA to London, he will be able to bring the laptop with him
easily because it is compact and light compared to a desktop computer. Hence, it will not be too much trouble to
transport it to England.
Last but not least, if he has a laptop he will be able to connect to the internet. This has two main advantages as
firstly, he can do a lot of research online. The world wide web is a fountain of information so it will be very useful
for him to make full use of this technology. Furthermore, he can keep in touch with friends and family here in
Malaysia by e-mail.
In short, a laptop computer will prove to be very useful to my brother. He can do his assignments, research for
information and keep in touch with us using it therefore it will make the best gift. Thank you for listening.
Candidate C
Task A: You suggest that they give him some suitable clothing. Say why.
To the examiners and my fellow candidates, a wonderful morning I bid you. My brother was lucky enough to
receive a scholarship to study overseas. We want to send him off with a nice gift so we have decided to buy him
some suitable clothing.
The main purpose for buying him some suitable clothing is because the weather in England is very different from
the weather in our country. There are four seasons there so he will need to have different clothes for different
situations. For example, we can buy him some sweaters, cardigans, scarves, snowcaps, thick socks and gloves and
many more. These will definitely keep him warm in winter.
The second reason is we think that he should have clothes that reflect our Malaysian identity. This is because he will
be a young ambassador for our country so if he has a few sets of traditional clothing like the Baju Melayu or formal
Batik shirts, I am sure he will not only look good but promote our culture overseas.
Lastly, neat clothes make a good impression. For instance, if we buy him some everyday clothes like jeans and
trousers with nice shirts and matching ties, this will give him a good feeling about himself so he will walk a bit
straighter and talk a bit wiser. Moreover, people will look at him and have a good impression about Malaysian
students.
To conclude, I think that the best present to give him is some suitable clothing because it will be very useful and will
reflect positively on him. Thank you very much.
Candidate D
Task A: You suggest that they give him some Malaysian foodstuff. Say why.
I would like to wish everyone here a very good morning. As we all know, my brother has won a scholarship to study
in England. Therefore, some relatives and I have decided to give him some Malaysian foodstuff as a going away

present.
First and foremost, one of the main problems Malaysians face when studying overseas is that it is hard to find Halal
food. We feel it is a good idea to give him some Malaysian foodstuff because it will take time for him to get used to
the place and find out where to buy Halal food. Thus, in the meantime he can enjoy the Malaysian foodstuff that we
have given to him.
The next reason is because some of the foodstuff we are used to having here in Malaysia is quite hard to find in UK.
Most students studying overseas really enjoy eating Maggi Mee and sambal belacan. For instance, it is also hard to
find the right spices for curry and rendang and so on so if we supply him with enough Malaysian foodstuff, he can
eat it whenever he misses home.
The final point I have is that he can use the Malaysian foodstuff we give him and cook it for the Westerners there.
Sometimes, universities organise events like Malaysian Night and so he and his friends can cook some Malaysian
specialities for them to taste a bit of our way of life. Hence, the Malaysian foodstuff will be very useful to promote
our culture.
In a nutshell, giving my brother Malaysian foodstuff to take with him to England is a good idea. This is because he
will have some familiar food to eat when he misses home and he can also share it with his new friends. Thank you
for listening to my opinion.
Task B: Discuss which of the following would be most useful.
i.

Cash
ii. A computer
iii. Some suitable clothing
iv. Some Malaysian foodstuff
* Work together in your respective groups and complete the following discussion.
A: Good morning once again to everyone. We are here to focus on the issue at hand which is
__________________________________________________________. I would like to invite anyone
of you to kickstart this discussion by giving us your point of view.
B: Allow me to begin. First of all, Im happy that our brother has won the scholarship to study in
England. Therefore, we must decide what would be the most useful gift for him. In my opinion, I
strongly believe that _______________
_________________________________________________________________. This is because I
think he can _________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________.
For example, ______________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________.
C: I see your point but how about getting him ______________________________. In this way, he
can use it to ___________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________.
D: I dont quite agree with you because ____________________________________
_________________________________________________________________. I think it would be

more useful if we bought _______________________ for him. Does anyone agree with me?
A: Yes, I agree with you. To add to your point, I feel that ______________________
_________________________________________________________________.
This is so he will ___________________________________________________.
C: Im afraid I dont see eye to eye with both of you. Buying that as a present for him is not the most
useful gift because __________________________________
_________________________________________________________________.
Moreover, ________________________________________________________.
Can you all understand what Im trying to say?
B: Indeed, I do see your point of view but I still feel that the most useful gift is __________________
because it can ___________________________________. Another reason is
___________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________. For instance,
_______________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________.
D: Thats an interesting perspective and I agree with you that ___________________
_________________________________________________________________. However, I think we
should consider other points. We should also think about buying him
_______________________________________________________.
If he gets this as a present, he can ______________________________________ and
____________________________________________. Wouldnt you agree?
A: Im not sure I understand what you are saying. Can you explain it again, please.
D: What I mean is we should buy him _____________________________________ because it will
me more useful for him when he is studying in England. This is because
___________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________.
A: Aaah I see. Yes, I think it would be a very useful gift too. This way, he can
_________________________________________________________________.
C: Thats a good point, but dont you think if we gave him _____________________ it will be the
most useful for him as a student. I still believe that this is the most useful because
_____________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________.
Remember, we need to think of the best and most useful choice.
B: I agree with you, Candidate C. In addition, he can use this gift to _____________
__________________________________________________________________________________
___________. So candidates A & D, what do you guys think?
D: Now that youve explained it like that, I also agree that it will be the most useful. In fact, he could
also use it to _________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________.

A: As for me, I feel that it is also the most useful. When he arrives at his university in England, he will
be able to ____________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________.
C: Thats right. Well, after listening to all the points on the four choices we have, I think it is time to
make a conclusion.
D: Yes, I think so too. Does everyone agree that we should give our brother
_______________________________________ as a special going away present?
All: Yes, I agree.
B: In a nutshell, we all agree that _______________________________ is the best choice because
firstly, he can _________________________________________, secondly,
________________________________________________ and finally
_________________________________________________________________.
Thank you.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The End~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
What to conclude if after 10 minutes of discussion.
A) AGREE = 3, DISAGREE = 1
Conclusion: To conclude, MOST OF US agree that ______________________
is the best choice because ________________________________.
___________________________________________. Thank you.
B) AGREE = 2, DISAGREE = 2
Conclusion: In conclusion, we were unable to make a solid decision because
SOME OF US stongly believe that the best choice is __________ because
_______________________________________________ while THE REST OF US think that giving
him _______________ is the most useful because _________________
___________________________________________. Thank you.
C) ALL DISAGREE
Conclusion: In a nutshell, we were unable to come to an agreement on which of the four options is the
best choice. It seems ALL OF US strongly believe in our own points so as we have run out of time, we
think that we should each buy him a gift individually. Thank you.

Various Expressions used in asking for and expressing opinions


Function
Asking for an opinion
Whats your opinion on

Expressions
Do you have anything to add?

What do you think of

Dont you think that

What are your views on


Giving opinions

I believe that..

From my point of view ..

I am certain that..

In my opinion..

I must say..

I think that

It is quite clear that..

I would say that

I maintain that ..

It seems to me that

I am sure that

I think it would be fair to say that

As far as I am concerned ..

I guess..

I suppose . ..

Complete
Agreement

Agreement
I totally agree with you

Direct
Disagreement

Disagreement
Im sorry, I beg to differ

I see your point of view

I absolutely disagree with you

Thats true/right/brilliant

Im sorry but I have to disagree

Thats good/splendid idea

I disagree

True. I am glad you say that

I am afraid that I dont agree

Yes, I feel the same way. I agree

I dont think so

Yes, Im sure you are right

I dont see your point

Absolutely/ Definitely

I dont get it

I couldnt agree with you more


Yes, I think that is a wonderful idea

Tentative
Partial
Agreement

I agree with you to a point

Indirect
Disagreement

Are you sure?

I agree with you to a certain extent

I could be wrong but

I think you are right but

I see your point but I think it would be


better if ..

Youve got a point there, but


Really?
Well, perhaps you are right
Oh, I dont know about that
I agree that.but
Im not sure about that
That may be so but
I do not think that is always true
because

I will take that into considerations

Some expressions used in making suggestions, recommendations and some possible responses.
Suggestion

Positive
response

Yes, thats a good idea

Wouldnt it be a good idea to

That would be nice

Shall we

Okay

I think we should

Negative
response

I think that is out of the question

I feel that we should

I can foresee problems

Perhaps we could

Im not convinced that this will work

Why dont we

The suggestions will give rise to other problems

What about

Id rather not

How about

No. I dont really like the idea

Lets

No, I really dont think so

It might be a good idea to


Have you ever thought of
Maybe we should
If I were you, I would
Dont you think we should
Recommendation

Positive
response

I fully support

I strongly recommend that

I am in favour of

I strongly advise that

I totally agree with

I propose that

I approve of

I would like to put forward a proposal that

I see no objection to that

Negative
response

I would certainly endorse


I am totally opposed to the proposal
I think that is out of the question
I can foresee problems
Im not convinced that this will work
This will give rise to other problems

Various expressions that may be used in persuading someone


Persuassive

Have you considered

I encourage you to

expressions

Do you realize that

I am very sure there is no harm

Dont you think

I feel you should

Wouldnt it be a good idea to

I persuade you to

I wonder if you have thought of


Maybe you should consider
It would be in your own interest to
I can assure you that
You have no need to fear
USEFUL PHRASES FOR MY SPEAKING TEST II
TASK A
You need to organize your speech so that there is a smooth glow of ideas.
INTRODUCTION
BODY
- Introduce topic
-Include major points and elaborate
on them
-Highlight main points of task
-Talk about the most important point
first
-Give definition (if any)

CONCLUSION
-Reinstate your opinion
-Summarize main points of the topic
-Give advice or recommendations

-Use transition signals to connect


ideas
Some expressions you may use when presenting information.
INTRODUCTION
Let me enlighten you on

I would like to begin by

Today, I would like to talk on

The reason I am here is to talk about

I have been asked to talk on


BODY
I would like to mention briefly

To begin with

I would like to comment on

The next issue is

There are several points I would like to make

Furthermore/Moreover/ In addition

My first point is

Let me give you an example

Firstly / First of all


CONCLUSION
In general

Let us consider

All in all

I would like to conclude by

In a nutshell

Finally

Let me conclude by saying

TASK B
When managing a discussion, you will
- Thank people for coming and then start a discussion
- introduce the subject or problem
- have to invite people to speak
- need to encourage group participation
- close/ conclude the discussion
Some expressions that you can use in managing a discussion.
OPENING A DISCUSSION
Good morning, thank you for coming
Shall we start?
Thank you all for coming

Right, lets begin

Thanks for being here


INTRODUCING A SUBJECT
First, lets tackle the issue of

May I have your attention please

Today we are meeting to discuss

Were here to talk about

A
Good morning to the examiners and all my friends.
Firstly, I would like to suggest .
My main point is .. (explain/give example)
My next point is .. (explain/give example)
The next point I would like to make is ( )
However / But / Nevertheless . Etc
I have mentioned earlier that .
Therefore / Thus / Hence .. etc
In short
Thank you.
B

Lets talk about the problem of

Good morning
First of all, I propose .
The most important factor is (explain/give example)
Next, lets look at . ( )
Another suggestion is( )
However / But / Nevertheless ..etc
Therefore / Thus / Hence / As a result .etc
Those are the suggestions ..
Thank you.
C
Good morning..
As a start, I would like to suggest ..
It is important to (explain/give example)
The next issue is .( )
Another point I would like to emphasize is ( )
However / But / Nevertheless ..
Therefore / Thus / Hence / As a result .
In summary, I would suggest .
Thank you.
D
Good morning .
I would like to begin by suggesting
One important reason is .(explain/give example)
Next, I would like to highlight ( )
Moving on to my next point, which is .. ( )
However / But / Nevertheless ..
Therefore / Thus / Hence / As a result .
As a conclusion, I would say..
Thank you.

FOR EASY
A persons career choice should be determined by his or her interest. Discuss.
At some point in their life, people need to take up a career. As there are many career choices in this world, people
need to think carefully in order to find the right one for them. Many of them choose their careers based on the salary,
their skills and talents or qualification or influences from role model. However, in my opinion, our career choice
should be determined by our own interest. This is because it brings motivation, enjoyment and satisfaction to us.
The first reason why we choose our career based on interest is because when we do something that we
like, we can motivate ourselves. For example as students, if we want to achieve a good result, we will learn from the
beginning and take the initiative to organize study groups with our friends. The same also occurs in our workplace.
We will give our total commitment to do well in our work if we are interested in the career. We also can motivate
ourselves to learn not to give up easily, especially when we have to face challenges or failures. We will try even
harder to do the work again if we have failed until it is successful. For example, if we are policemen, we will not
easily give up or be afraid of catching criminals. In addition, we do not mind working long hours to solve any case.
Other than that, if we have interest in our career, we can build a dedicated characteristic in ourselves. It is the same
case with a teacher. It is not easy to be teachers because we have to face all types of students attitudes and
behaviours. If we love to be teachers, then we will possess high spirits to teach our students in order to help them to
achieve good results in the examinations or to mould them to be useful citizens one day. Therefore, our career
choice that is based on interest can give us motivation to do well in our career.
Another reason why we choose our career based on interest is we can have enjoyment in our work. We
would love to do any work that can be enjoying to us. This is because being interested in our career can bring
happiness as it helps to reduce stress. Even though we have to face a lot of workload, we will take it as a challenge
and not as a burden that stresses us. It does not matter if we have to work overtime too. It is also the same when we
are scolded by our superiors or employers. We will take the criticism as a way to improve or to encourage ourselves
to do even better in the next task. Moreover, we will think creatively and create a new product to help our companies
to enhance their profits. For example, when we love to be a scientist, we can always think and create a new antidote
to cure patients that suffer from HIV. We also will not feel depressed because we always think positively and look at
the bright side when we are interested in our career. This will make ourselves more cheerful, confident and never
give up easily when facing problem in our work. This is because when we enjoy our work, we surely can have a
good relationship with our colleagues. This will make us feeling pleased when doing our work and thus, we will not
think of changing our career. Therefore, having a career based on our interest can actually bring happiness to us and
lead us to a brighter future.
In addition, interest-based careers will definitely give us satisfaction. When we like our career, we will
do any task given earnestly. For example, if we are very interested to be singers, we will sharpen the talents we
have. We will try to please the audience by performing well on stage. In this case, we can achieve the satisfaction
when we see the audience are happy. Other than that, we will grab the opportunity to organize a concert to entertain
the audience. When we have managed to sell all the tickets, this signifies that we are successful as we have attracted
a lot of fans. When people love us, we can be famous. We also can achieve our goal when we receive many awards.
This will make us satisfied in our career. It is different when we have a career that we do not like. For example, if
we become doctors, following our parents expectations or based on high salary, we may feel bored doing the same
routine every day. We may treat our patients but not satisfied with the job. It will make us be very depressed and
thus cannot do our career better or cannot have a good relationship with our colleagues and patients. That is why we
will have satisfaction if we choose our career based on our own interest.
In conclusion, our career choice should be determined by our interest. This is because it surely brings
motivation, enjoyment and satisfaction to us. Deciding on the career that we like can ensure a bright future. Our
family or friends should not expect us to choose a career based on other factors because it cannot guarantee us
benefits in the future.

The world today is turning more to electronic communications such as the e-mail, Facebook and Short
Message System (SMS). What is your opinion of this growing trend? Discuss. You should write at least 350
words.
As time goes by, the world is changing rapidly; so are its people and the technology itself. Technology brings about
a lot of amendments in peoples life. It is getting more advanced from day to day especially when it comes to
Information Technology or in this case; electronic communications. Back then, mailing was seemingly to be one of
the most vital ways of communication especially for the world communication. In contrast, nowadays people are
more prone to communicate the easier ways; by staring on their electronic accounts on their computers or through
their iPods and sending short messages from their iPhones or Blackberries. Why is it so?In my slight opinion, this
growing trend gives a lot of dominances in todays life, which are helping people to save their time and money,
create borderless communication and make it easy for people to gain prominent information.
First and foremost, the world today is turning more to electronic communications like e-mail, Facebook and
Short Message System (SMS) and other electronic communications is because they will prevent people from
wasting their time and money. How do these work? As we all know, sending a letter to someone will take a lot of
processes and will eventually take a long time and waste a lot of money. On the contrary, electronic communications
entail only the tip of our fingers so as an electronic device to work with. Then, what is left for us to do is just,
typing! Has that not taken a much lesser time and money? For instance, an e-mail only requires us to turn on our
laptops, open our accounts on the website and then, you can start write your letter and send them through e-mails. In
short, with the very unstable economy nowadays, having these kinds of communications will ease everyones
burden especially on their daily expenses and also their valuable time will not be wasted.
Secondly, the growing trend of electronic communications is making it possible for a borderless
communication which is vital these days. Why is it vital? A lot of things require borderless communication; in
education field, businesses and even daily activities, especially when foreigners involved. For example, when
trading with foreigners, in order to communicate with each other, they need Skype or Yahoo Messenger as mediums
to interact and be able to do the trade at a faster rate as compared to by using snail mails or regular letters. Skype is
the perfect example of an electronic communication which will cut the boundary that has separated each country and
make communication between two different countries from around the world possible. In conclusion, it is crucial to
have these electronic communications in todays age of globalization as they make it easier for people around the
world to connect with each other.
Last but not least, the dominance of these electronic communications is people could gain prominent information
more efficiently than before. As there are lesser borders between countries, the efficiency of getting much more
relevant and prominent information is higher. People will have the ability to provide and gain information
effectively through Facebook or Twitter accounts. For example, international artists who have planned to do a world
concert can inform their fans about it through their Facebook account. Likewise, the fans also can ask just about
anything to their favourite artists regarding the concert. Hence, this explains why people make these electronic
communications as a huge trend these days and in order to keep the trend ongoing, each person has the
responsibility to adapt with the technology itself.
In a nutshell, the growing trend of using electronic communications is inevitably vital in peoples lives as it
gives out a lot of benefits as stated in above paragraphs. So, to avoid ourselves from not getting the chance of
keeping up with the changing trends, we have to try our best to adapt ourselves with the rapid changes. I believe that
the electronic communication trend is a trend which is very important to be followed as the world is getting more
advanced day to day.
Sncd 2

Everywhere we turn today, the world is crowded with people busy typing SMSes on their Nokias or iPhones or
someone is staring unblinkingly at a Facebook or Yahoo page on the computer screen. Whether you like it or not,
the age of Information Technology is upon us, and we can either learn new skills and adapt to this new technology,
or be forever lost and stuck in the older generation. In my opinion, I am fully convinced that this growing trend is
the way of the future, and it brings countless benefits to mankind. In this essay, I will discuss three positive effects
of electronic communication, namely its efficiency, enhances communication and creates a borderless world
community.
First and foremost, more and more people are relying on e-mail, Facebook, Short Message System (SMS) and other
types of electronic communication tools because of its high efficiency. This is because in today's age of
globalisation, we need information at the tip of our fingers. Moreover, with the use of these tools, we can increase
the speed of getting the necessary and relevant information within seconds and this will increase our productivity.
For example, gone are the days of using 'snail mail' or regular letters using stamps and envelopes and many more
examples of 'old' technology because it is simply too slow and inefficient. Therefore, these e-communication tools
increases the access to important information which is why the new generation is fully accepting this growing trend.
Secondly, this form of technology enhances communication among people today. This means that when we use
SMS, e-mails and websites like Facebook, we are able to communicate clearly and directly to our target audience.
Furthermore, people today find that the message is more important than the form it comes in as an e-mail in short
but clear sentences is just as good or even better than a long and formal letter. For instance, an SMS can give clear
instructions in just a few words and this communicates what needs to be done quickly and directly. Thus, when the
intended message can be spread clearly using short and clear information like in SMSes and emails, communication
can be enhanced and there will be less problems of miscommunication.
Last but not least, e-communication creates a borderless community in the world we live in today. This is due to the
fact that the boundaries that separate each country becomes less relevant when information is transferred without
limitations. In addition, the world would be a better place because there is a sense of 1-World commitment, respect
and tolerance for the global community through efficient and clear e-communication. Take for example, we are able
to connect with people on an international basis using Facebook, Friendster, Tagged, Hotmail, Yahoo and others.
Hence, these tools will enhance global unity and create a more peaceful world.
In a nutshell, this growing trend has many positive effects not just to individuals but the global society in terms of
efficiency, enhancing communicative skills and shaping a borderless community. In my opinion, I still firmly
believe that this latest trend is the best way forward and if we do not catch up, we will be left behind by the tide of
development. Our government can encourage the proper usage of electronic communications by increasing
communication amenities and free broadband accessibility especially in rural areas so that they can enjoy the same
facilities as city-folks therefore balancing the development of our country towards achieving Vision 2020.

Stress is a common problem among university students. Discuss. Support your answer with examples.
Stress is a normal phenomenon in university life. It is an accepted fact that stress is a common problem for
university students of different ages, disciplines of study, and social and economic backgrounds. Furthermore,
research has shown that stress has negative impact and effects on an individuals health and lifestyle. In view of
these situations, it is essential and necessary for university students to know how they can mange stress effectively.

In my opinion, there are three ways that can effectively reduce or eliminate stress. All these ways are inter related
and bring about the maximum positive impact to deal with stress effectively.
The first way is related to self awareness, self realization and acceptance of stress. These qualities build a
foundation that will positively nurture the appropriate mindset and emotional attitude to deal with stress in realistic
ways. The student must be aware, realize and accept the fact that he or she is experiencing stress. Such awareness,
realization and acceptance are strong contributory factors to alert, motivate and initiate the student to think seriously
of the nature, possible causes and potential consequences of the stress he or she is experiencing. The attention given
to these issues is a strong catalyst to direct the student to want work out the solutions to deal with the problem or
situation or people that generate the stress. Self awareness, self realization and self acceptance of stress will generate
in students the need to confront stress with the right, positive, mental and emotional attitude.
The second way that can help university students manage stress effectively is to educate and equip
themselves with knowledge and relevant information on approaches, methods and techniques on how to identify the
symptoms of various types of stress and stress related factors. For example, they can learn more about the causes
and effects of stress on health, personality and lifestyle. Being university students, their maturity and mental and
emotional intelligence should be their guides in searching for the above mentioned information from authorized
sources like health reference books or the Internet. They can also seek advice from professionals namely doctors,
lectors and counselors or experienced individuals like parents and elders.

The third way relates to a holistic

healthy lifestyle that involves constant physical activity, having good eating habits, adopting positive attitudes to
problems and nurturing healthy family, social and working relationships. These characteristics effects of stress like
anxiety, frustration and health problems of poor concentration, lack of sleep and loss of appetite.
In sum, I leave in shot note these three ways can effectively help university students to mange stress
mentally, emotionally and holistically.
A university education is better than a college educaton.Give your opinion.
After the SPM examination,many students have to decide their future on which education to pursue.Some of my
friends chose to enrol in college.I decided to study in matriculation college as a Pre-U qualification to enter
university.My reason is university education is better than college education.
This is because university has a better education system,more dedicated lecturers and better facilities.
First,university education provides a better education system than college does.A SPM certificate is enough for you
to enrol in a college but to enter a university you need a Pre-U qualification such as STPM or A-level.This simply
shows that it is harder to study in university as you need some qualifications in which the college does not
demand.Besides,the grading system in university is stricter than that of college.So,students have to work harder to
get a good result.On the other hand,most college change their grading system,according to the overall result of their
students.Moreover,the the syllabus in university is well designed.Besides giving knowledge,it helps to develop the
social skills of students.For example,Students have to do survey on public about topics related to their study.This
ensures that the graduates can have critical thinking skill and communication skill.
Universities usually hire more experienced lecturers with better knowledge.According to a research, these lectures

possess a Master or PhD degree and some even graduated overseas.Thus,they have higher level of of knowledge
which benefits the students.Besides,Most of them have years of teaching experience and so they know how to guide
their students,developing their skills and exploring their potential.For instance,a Physics lecturer does not only talk
on theories.Instead,he teaches the students to analyse a problem logically.They are also more caring and responsible
to their students.These qualities are hard to seen in college lecturers,who are mostly bachelor degree holder and
work just for money. (very serious generalisation here!)
Last but not least,university usually has better facilities,for example,the state-of-art computers.Unlike those college
such as Inti College which are run by private companies,university has a better management.Thus every single
thing in the university,including the infrastructure is planned and developed well.This is beneficial to students.For
instance,university with advanced laboratories is beneficial to students as they can learn science better by being
explored to the real situation while conducting experiments.Besides,university with better sports facilities can help
the students to relax their mind.In other words,better facilities means a more conducive environment for university
students.
In a nutshell,university education is better than college education for its better education system,lecturers and
facilities.Despite the growing number of college in our country,I advice fellow friends to choose university
education so that when you graduate,you are competitive enough to survive in this ever developing world.
The rising fuel price has pushed up the price of other consumer products. How will this affect the society?
Give your opinion. You should write at least 350 words.
Money is always an issue in today's era of materialism. Most people need it for basic survival while the lucky few
indulge in luxuries without worrying about money. In my opinion, I strongly agree that the rising fuel price has
pushed up the price of other consumer products and this will definitely affect the society. In this essay, I would like
to touch on the effects this price increase has on society today, namely increasing vice activities, widening the gap
between the rich and the poor and affecting the population trend in the long term.
First and foremost, society will immediately be affected by the rise in fuel prices because consumer products will be
more costly and this leads to an increase of vice activities. This is because basic necessities such as rice, flour, sugar
and so on will be in great demand and some warehouses will store or hoard the items to further increase the price of
the product. Moreover, in the newspapers today, reports of smuggling of these items prove that this vice activity is
on the rise. For example, the recent sugar price hike caused a furor among the Malaysian society as it costs more
fuel to travel to and from the supermarket and when arriving, most places had run out of stock even though the
government had allocated 2kg of sugar to one person. Therefore, the fuel price increase had definitely caused more
hardships to society today.
Secondly, it is undeniable that the rise in fuel prices leads to the widening of the gap between the rich and the poor.
This is due to the fact that people are greatly affected by the price of basic necessities such as food and fuel in
particular. Furthermore, the rich people will still be able to afford such things but the poor will face greater

challenges as the popular saying goes: "The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer." For instance, when money is
used to purchase consumer products that are necessary for survival, then less money will be spent on health and
dental check-up, educational purposes and others. Thus, it is clear that the fuel price hike will further stress on the
differences between the rich and the poor which is such a tragedy.
Last but not least, in the long term the population trend or demographics of the society will be greatly affected. This
means that new families will consciously decide not to have too many children in order to increase their quality of
life. In addition, society is now more aware of birth control and family planning so this will greatly reduce the
population as most families will have 1 to 5 children instead of more. Take for example, new families with less
children will surely spend less on basic necessities like food, clothes, transport and many more. Hence, the
demographics of the whole country will be affected and this in turn will reduce our workforce which will affect our
country's productivity and prosperity.
In short, there are many short term to long term effects of a fuel price increase which includes more crimes like
hoarding and smuggling will occur and this leads to the widening of the gap between the rich and the poor as well as
a change in the society's demographics. I still strongly believe that the rising fuel price has pushed up the price of
other consumer products and this will surely cause a negative impact to society. The government must find a way to
stabilise the fuel price at a reasonable rate so that it does not affect the productivity of this country towards
achieving the aspirations of the nation for Vision 2020.
The most valuable thing in life is friendship. Do you agree? Discuss.
It is true that no man is an island meaning that no one in this world can live alone without friendship. That person
would be very socially challenged as he or she would miss the camaraderie and life experiences that come with
friendship. However, I completely disagree with the statement that the most valuable thing in life is friendship as
there are certainly more important and priceless things in life besides this. In this essay, I will outline how life itself
is more valuable than friendship, and elaborate on why family and the individuals principles in life are ranked
higher.
First and foremost, before one can enjoy the beauty of friendship, one must surely value life itself or in other words,
we should value our health. This is because, the quality of our life is the single most important criteria in life if we
are to live a meaningful and wholesome life. Moreover, without good health, we will be hard pressed to do even the
simplest of tasks like feed ourselves or relieve ourselves without the help of doctors, nurses and caregivers. For
example, if we are paralysed, lost our sight, hearing or ability to speak or even a simple case of a fever or allergic
reactions, then the quality of our life is greatly reduced and no amount of friendship can make us healthy again.
Therefore, while friends can stand by us in our time of need, pristine health is still the most valuable asset in our
lives.
Secondly, we are no one without our family as indeed blood is thicker than water. This means that however you
analyse it, friendships will almost always play second fiddle because family always comes first. Furthermore, if we

do not value our family above others, then there must be a problem among the family members that has caused their
relationship to be strained. For instance, people tend to turn away from family if the family member(s) themselves
are the ones to cause them to react negatively such as divorced parents, abusive parents or siblings and so on. Thus,
when people consider friendship to be the most valuable thing in life, more often than not they may come from a
troubled household.
Last but not least, a persons principles in life is by far more valuable than friendship alone. This is due to the fact
that each person needs to have a code of ethics, quite often prescribed by their individual religions. In addition, this
code will guide each person to live their lives according to the good and right principles. Take for example, if an
individual has set his principles to do good, then no amount of friendship especially negative influence from friends,
can shake his hold on his principles and cause him to commit undesirable deeds like smoking, stealing, raping,
murdering and others. Hence, if a person values friendship so much to the point where he is willing to break his
principles, then he has done a serious misdeed against himself and will most likely regret his actions later in life.
In short, friendship is the rainbow of life as it colours our horizons with invaluable experiences but without good
health, a supportive family and strong principles, life becomes empty and meaningless. In my opinion, it is beyond a
shadow of a doubt that I still firmly believe that friendship is not the most valuable thing in life. Our government can
encourage people to prioritise health, family and principles in life by organising awareness campaigns especially in
primary schools where the younger generation should learn about priorities in life because they are the leaders of
tomorrow.
Suggest some measures that you think should be taken to prevent snatch thefts. Support your answer with
examples.
Recently, there have been a lot of reports in the newspapers on the rising cases of snatch theft. I fully
agree with the writers opinions which were published in your editorial column. In order to curb this
problem, the public and the police should word together.
One of the ways to curb this problem is the public to be more aware of their surroundings. They
should always be on the looked for suspicious-looking characters and make a report to the police, if
necessary. Often, the police rely on public information to make a head start in solving cases. They must
also learn to take better care of themselves. For example, they should make sure that they have a friend
with them they have to walk in a deserted area. As far as possible, however, they should avoid dark and
deserted areas.
One mistake which people make is to wear a lot of jewellery or take along a lot of money when
going out. Flashy jewellery will attract the attention of snatch thieves. In addition, they should take better
care of their belongings. For example, girls or women with handbags need to ensure that they hold on
their handbags properly so that they will not be easily snatched. They should always walk facing oncoming
traffic so that they can see what or who is approaching them. Women are also advised not carry handbags
with long straps as these are easy to snatch.

The public should also cooperate and be more civic minded in helping others. They should try and
help victims of snatch thefts and not just turn a blind eye. In many cases of snatch thefts, not many people
came up to help the victims even though there were cries for help. The least they could have done was to
try to take down the vehicle registration number of the motorcycle or to help give a description of the
perpetrators to the police. If people look out for and each other, snatch thieves will not have such an easy
time.
Last but not least, the police should come up with preventive measures to curb this problem. They
should patrol snatch-theft prone areas such as bus stations and LRT stations. They should also come up
with posters to remind the public to be more careful about snatch thieves. Aside from this, they can
conduct seminars to educate the public on how to avoid becoming victims of snatch thefts.
All in all, in order to curb this growing problem, it is necessary for the public and the police to
cooperate with each other. By being more responsible for their own safety and working hand in hand with
the police, the public can play a great part in helping to reduce the number of snatch thefts
People are becoming more materialistic. They are concerned with making more money and what money can
buy. What is your opinion on being materialistic?
They say that money makes the world go round. And indeed it does as without money, life would be very difficult as
in todays society, nothing is free. The side effect however is that people are becoming more materialistic; more
concerned with making money and what money can buy. But how much money is enough? Is it ever enough? To
some, it will never be enough. In my opinion, I truly believe that this statement is true and that people are becoming
more materialistic in nature. In this essay, I will discuss how materialism has affected modern societys way of life
on an individual level, the countrys economy as well as our spiritual and moral beliefs.
First and foremost, each individual is affected by materialism to some extent in this day and age because hedonism
is becoming an uprising trend. This is because today's generation are geared towards making more and more money
so that they can enjoy the carefree lifestyle that is so popular these days. Moreover, people now are striving to earn
more income in order to afford things that are more expensive and branded. For example, people spend their hard
earned money on material objects like genuine LV and Coach handbags, expensive gadgets like Iphones and Tablet
pcs and so on which in my opinion is a waste of money when regular goods may prove to be good enough.
Therefore, while individuals become more focussed on their pursuit of material wealth and improving their standard
of living, they may forget that what matters most in life is quality time spent with family and friends and not the
quantity of their material goods.
Secondly, when society starts spending in a materialistic manner it will surely have a domino effect on the countrys
economy. This means that the spending power of society will help boost the economy and create more business
opportunities for the booming trade. However, when a society overspends, using plastic money or credit cards, or
when they take loans they cannot afford to repay, then the countrys debt margin will be higher. For instance, USA
today is facing an economic crisis because banks have approved home loans to people who aspire to own bigger
houses than they can actually afford and this is causing the collapse of the countrys economy there. Thus, while a

societys spending habits helps our economy to grow, overspending due to materialism will have an adverse effect
to the countrys financial stability.
Last but not least, materialism affects our spiritual and moral beliefs. This is due to the fact people who are
materialistic may become amoral whereby they disregard their spiritual and moral upbringing and instead turn to
crime to satisfy their materialistic needs. In fact, the crime rate is increasing because criminals these days have
developed many ways to gain more money from society. Take for example, there are more reports of snatch thefts,
burglaries, kidnapping for ransom, credit card fraud, internet banking hacking and others that are driven by
materialistic criminals. Hence, when people lose sight of their spiritual and moral beliefs and believe instead in the
greed of materialism, therefore the crime rate is bound to increase.
In a nutshell, materialism is a common agenda in the 21st century as more people are working hard to afford things
beyond their reach. While this may spur individuals to work harder to improve their standard of living, overspending
due to materialism may cause the downfall of a countrys economy and their morality. In my opinion, I still firmly
believe that materialism has a strong hold on todays society; both positive and negative effects. Our government
can encourage society to be less frivolous and wasteful in spending by running campaigns such as Consumer
Awareness and Buy Malaysian Made Products in order to educate our younger generation for the prosperity of
our nation.