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HELPING NOTES for SPEAKING TEST 800/2


1) YOU ARE PREPARING TO ATTEND A JOB INTERVIEW. WHAT FACTORS WOULD HELP YOU TO MAKE A GOOD IMPRESSION ON THE
INTERVIEWERS? GIVE REASONS. 08/bk1
I) GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS
II) A PLEASANT PERSONALITY
III) APPROPRIATE ATTIRE
IV) ADEQUATE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE COMPANY

I) – show them your ability to communicate effectively: able to present your opinion well – elaborate with good evidences – eye
contacts- confident enough – convincing remarks made. – able to speak with cheerful attitude – speak fluently – be able to
demonstrate your talents and skills to them.
II) – a pleasant personality means you give a good impression to the interviewers – able to display cheerfulness and warmth personality
– show them you have positive outlook – approachable and friendly – able to assimilate into a team very easily – can work well as a
member of a team.
III) – wear attire suited to the company’s working environment- to show them you wish to join the company – you are serious and you
know the protocol and respect the company- dress appropriately for the accasion – giving good impression to them –dress shabbily
portrays a negative first impression
IV) – read up on the company’s background – know the vision and needs of the company - to show that you have initiative and are
interested in working in the company – to show commitment to work in the company – be ready to answer questions related to the
company

2) MANY THINGS HAVE TRANSFORMED OUT LIFE TODAY. WHAT ARE SOME OF THEM? EXPLAIN HOW. 08/bk2
I) FORMS OF TRANSPORT
II) FORMS OF TELECOMMUNICATION
III) ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES
IV) MODERN MEDICINE
I) - various types of transportation today have affected our lives tremendously
– comprehensive public transportation in the country: to name few – LRT, KL Express, minibuses, ferry services, taxis, pedicabs(trishaw),
monorail, transit trains etc.
- make it easy to travel almost to anywhere we want
- it is convenient and economical- reasonable fares charged
- so much time is saved on travelling
- an example: now, almost everyone can fly with low fare airlines Air Asia
II) – human interactions: able to keep in touch with love ones, family and friends almost everywhere we are
- business transaction made easy: business deals can be transacted via video conferencing –
e-business r e-commerce, paypal, online transactions, as easy as breeze.
- education system transformed : online learning, virtual schools are available easily online.
III) – electrical appliances are needed by every household- even found in a rural long house where electricity is supplied – for few
examples: refrigerator, rice cooker, airconditioner etc
- in modern living, we can hardly do without electrical appliances.
- turn our life into a more comfortable one
- more effective house-keeping works in shorter time, as an example: a robotic vacuum cleaner - we can read while it does the
cleaning up works.
- more spare time for us to do other things
IV) – more findings of cures for new diseases, more cures means less suffering and faster recovery rate
- we are able to prolong life.
- we can easily grab most medicines over the counter at pharmacy- pharmacies are available almost everywhere in towns
- can combat almost all diseases or ailments
- modern people are aware of the importance of healthy living –eg. healthy diet, fitness classes, natural herbs etc.

3) THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION HAS ORGANISED A PUBLIC FORUM WHERE THE AUDIENCE IS INVITED TO AIR THEIR VIEWS ON WAYS TO
IMPROVE THE STANDARD OF ENGLISH IN THE COUNTRY. GIVE REASONS TO SUPPORT YOUR VIEWS. 08/bk3
I) MAKING ENGLISH THE MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION IN SCHOOLS
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II) EMPLOYING MORE NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH AS ENGLISH TEACHERS


III) MAKING ENGLISH A COMPULSORY SUBJECT TO PASS
IV) SUBSIDISING THE COSTS OF BOOKS IN ENGLISH
I) – creating opportunities for students to communicate in English – students are exposed to the use of English in different situations in
real-life- making English as a common language in their school life – enable them to have more confidence to use English outside the
classroom – enable them to read more English materials (books, magazines, newspapers, novels, online articles) as more information
is available in English.
II) Native speakers of English bring in the English- speaking culture to school – better pronunciation and enunciation – students have to
speak in English in order to be able to communicate with them – have no choice to speak in other language as the English teachers
might not understand them – more opportunities for students to use English more often – the English teachers may employ new
ideas or teaching methods which are different from local teachers.
III) Students have to take English more seriously – change their mindset and attitude towards learning of English as they will only get
certificates if only they passed English – they will spend extra time to drill and to brush up their language skills – they buy extra
reading tools to improve their proficiency – the school authority will work on different methods to boost the result.
IV) (subsidising=to pay part of the costs) – helps those students with financial difficulty to buy English learning materials – therefore more
students will be able to afford to own English books – and thus encourage more to read English – able to buy reading materials
published overseas because it is subsidized by the government – feel moved to learn English as the problems of financial shortage is
well taken care of

4) MALAYSIA HAS ACHIEVED A LOT SINCE INDEPENDENCE. WHAT ARE SOME OF THESE GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS? ELABORATE WITH EXAMPLES.
08/bk4
I) EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
II) MODERN TRANSPORT SYSTEM
III) MALAYSIAN MADE PRODUCTS
IV) FAMOUS NATIONAL LANDMARKS
I) private and public institutions of higher learning are mushrooming in the country- there is a wide range of education options provide local
and foreign students with opportunity of quality education (primary, secondary, tertiary-bachelor degrees, master degrees Phd and professional
qualifications) – offer affordable school fees for our people and even for foreign students – with variety of courses (business, design, engineering,
science, information and communication technologies, languages, postgraduate programmes by research or by coursework, short courses) – create
opportunities for adult learners for further education – schools or institutions are set up with good facilities and amenities even in the interior areas
(teachers’ training institutions in Sarawak interior areas – IPG Rejang) – conducive learning environment – provide emotional supports with pastoral care
– modern and state-of art facilities – recreational and residential facilities are included – develop human resources for knowledge-based economy –
world-class education standard.
II) more modern transport system are available (refer Topic 1↑↑above) – good conditioned highways, flyovers, tarred roads, expressways – enables
travellers to reach destinations on time and save time – able to access interior areas with different choices of transports – allow more local people to
travel inside the country and foreign tourists to travel in the country – thus boosting tourism industry – airlines in the country / our national carriers
(MAS, Firefly, Airasia) provide accessible air travel lines to many international destinations –not only within Malaysia.
III) proud to be able to produce own products, as the best example: Proton and Produa as our national cars – local products are competitive with
foreign products –of quality, genuine and of international standard – we have SIRIM (Scientific Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia) which is owned
by the Malaysian government, plays a role as the national organisation for standards and quality – check on locally made products for assured standard.
– we are self-sufficient and we do not rely on foreign products alone for local demands of goods.
IV) we are progressing by leaps and bounds – organise multiple international tourism expo outside the country to promote local famous
landmarks (Petronas Twin Tower, Penang Bridge, Batu Caves, Mount Kinabalu, Mulu Caves, Genting highlands, Aquaria KLCC,, George Town etc) – these
5) WHAT ARE THE QUALITIES OF A GOOD PARENT? GIVE REASONS. 08/bk5
landmarks are all internationally renowned - showcasing Malaysia to the world – a sign to show the world Malaysia is advancing in technology. An
I) A GOOD PARENT SHOULD SPEND TIME WITH THE FAMILY.
example to say: Georgetown: the second largest city with more than 700thousands inhabitants, the capital city of Penang Island, has been inscribed as a
II) A GOOD PARENT IS GENEROUS WITH MONEY.
UNESCA World Heritage Site since 2008. Penang Bridge connects this island to the rest of peninsular Malaysia.
III) A GOOD PARENT IS CARING
IV) A GOOD PARENT IS OPEN-MINDED
I) parents should spend quality time with the family – set family matters as priorities, other matters such as work and social life as secondary –
spending time with children as to educate them since young – talk to children more often – show children you are sincere to know about their feelings
and opinions - establishing firm relationship and close bond – to create understanding and mutual understanding within family members – plan for
family recreational activities – as instances: camping – set up a tent together, picnic at the seaside, cross-country drive, a walk to the park , watch a family
movie together etc. – as a result, lead to a happy and harmonious family.
II) parents should be able to provide money for their children’s basic needs – being miserly may cause unhappiness in a family – not to the
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6) YOU AND YOUT FRIENDS ARE HAVING AN INFORMAL DICUSSION ABOUT THINGS THAT PEOPLE CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT. NAME THEM AND
EXPLAIN WHY. 08/bk6
I) FAMILY
II) FRIENDS
III) HEALTH
IV) WEALTH
I) family members have the closest bond on earth – blood is thicker than water- help each other in need – care and love each other during
good times and bad times – some siblings are able to confide in each other (speak from heart to heart) and find solutions to settle problems – family
members, especially parents are always supportive to us – as to name few examples: finance us for better education, help us to stand up when we fall,
correct our mistakes if we are on the wrong pathways, worry about our meals when we are away from home, ring us to talk to us when we study abroad
etc.
II) a man cannot live alone on an island (no man is an island) – we must find friends – even though we can’t find truly good friends whom we
can rely upon – friends provide us with sense of belonging when they support us on things we are doing – support each other well – some find it is
much more easily to confide to friends comparing to confide to family members –because friends having less age gap with us, and we may find it hard
to talk to parents as the age gap that lies in between us – friends share similar needs, interests and even mentality – especially when we are away from
home – we need friends to rely on- they are like family to us – especially close friends that you choose for yourself.
III) health is wealth – we can’t work with sickly body – poor health condition blocks us from normal life activities – have to go on medication
cannot enjoy life, travel and to work. -- maintain healthy body- proper healthcare lifestyles – physical health: fit body shows healthy image, frequent
workouts, eat healthy meals, sufficient rest, balanced diets. Mental health: emotional, psychological and social well being – affect how we think, feel and
act- to handle stress, how to relate to other, how to make choices and make decisions, how to handle tough situations and how to solve problems
rationally – health is important for all stages of life from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
IV) almost all events in the world revolve around money – money buys basic needs – brings us comfortable life – less dependent on others to
provide for us our needs – many problems can be resolved with money – wealth provides us with financial comfort and enables us to help others who
are in poverty – wealth enables us to extend social circle – many people mark our social status/class with money -
MDM CHUA 2017 FOR SMKK2 FORM6
MDM CHUA 2017 FOR SMKK2 FORM6
MDM CHUA 2017 FOR SMKK2 FORM6
MDM CHUA 2017 FOR SMKK2 FORM6
MDM CHUA 2017 FOR SMKK2 FORM6
MDM CHUA 2017 FOR SMKK2 FORM6