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SYLLABUS FOR FORM 6 MUET (LOWER AND UPPER

SIXTH) 2013
OBJECTIVES:
To enhance students communicative competence to a level appropriate
for tertiary education,
To provide contexts for language use related to tertiary academic
experience, and
To prepare students to meet various challenges through the development
of critical thinking and the competent use of language skills
LISTENING SKILLS
1. Listening for main ideas
2. Listening for specific details
3. Note-taking
4. Paraphrasing
5. Summarizing
6. Inferencing
7. Predicting
8. Drawing conclusions
9. Identifying speakers attitudes and roles
10.Listening critically
SPEAKING SKILLS
1. Observing social conventions
2. Managing a discussion
3. Seeking and giving information
4. Expressing agreement and disagreement
5. Making suggestions or recommendations
6. Expressing and justifying viewpoints
7. Giving reasons for actions taken
8. Presenting factual information
9. Expressing opinions
10.Persuading
11.Drawing conclusions
READING COMPREHENSION SKILLS
1. Skimming and scanning
2. Deriving meaning of words from context
3. Understanding sense relationships
4. Distinguishing main ideas and supporting details
5. Distinguishing the relevant from the irrelevant
6. Distinguishing fact from opinion
7. Making inferences
8. Making hypotheses
9. Predicting outcomes
10.Drawing conclusions
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11.Transferring information from linear to non-linear text and vice-versa


12.Paraphrasing
13.Summarizing
14.Using the skills of intertextuality
15.Reading critically
WRITING SKILLS
1. Using grammatically correct and appropriate language
2. Using a wide range of vocabulary and expression appropriate for the
intended purpose and audience
3. Using the correct mechanic
4. Generating and developing ideas for writing
5. Developing coherent and cohesive paragraphs leading to extended writing
6. Writing effective introduction
7. Writing effective conclusion
8. Defining and concepts, describing states and processes and explaining
ideas
9. Comparing and contrasting ideas, classifying information and establishing
cause and effect
10.Summarizing information
11.Responding critically and appropriately to information contained in linear
or non-linear texts

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