MALAYSIAN UNIVERSITY ENGLISH TEST

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Listening

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OBJECTIVES
• to introduce you to the revised Test Specifications for the Listening Component • to familiarise you with the listening skills in the Test Specifications that your learners should acquire and • to enable you to plan for their practice and acquisition of the skills in your MUET classroom.
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So What’s New

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So What’s New
Work on Task Sheet 1 on page 2 of your module

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i) Knowledge • recalling information • recognising vi) Evaluation main ideas • appraising information • recognising • making supporting judgements • drawing details

conclusions • recognising and interpreting speakers’v) Synthesis views’, attitudes or intentions the • following

relevant from the LISTENING TEST irrelevant SPECIFICATIONS • distinguishing fact from opinion • drawing inferences • identifying roles and relationships
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•iii) Application ii) Comprehension • Deriving meaning of • predicting words, phrases, outcome iv) Analysis • sentences from applying a • understanding context concept to a language functions • paraphrasing new situation • distinguishing the

development of a point or an argument • summarising information

So, What’s New?
In pairs, quickly work on Task Sheet 2 on page 3 ( 5 minutes)

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A

B Examples of Illustrative Verbs
demonstrate, predict, produce, solve, show distinguish, explain, predict, paraphrase, summarise, infer, give examples categorise, explain, generate, rearrange, organise, rewrite, summarise, tell, relate conclude, compare, contrast, explain, describe, support, justify, interpret define, describe, identify label, list, match differentiate, identify, illustrate, point out, select, imply
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Components

Knowledge Comprehension Application Analysis Synthesis Evaluation

LISTENING STRATEGIES

In pairs, quickly work on Practice 2 on page 3 ( 5 minutes)
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LISTENING STRATEGIES

Top-down

How the listener processes the input

Bottom-up

Background knowledge
activates a set of expectations the that help the listener to listener relies on the - interpret what is heard language in the message - anticipate what will come (combination of sounds, next.

tapping into background knowledge words, grammar that creates meaning) of the topic, the situation or context and the language.

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Skills Drills

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Skills Drills
Task Sheet 3 On your own, you will now listen to some recordings and respond to the questions on pages 4-5

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1. Over-fishing and destructive fishing pose a threat to millions of jobs, To information Skill: Recalling recall information, global food draw inference, the To security and the welllisten out for information being of the marine environment. listener needs to draw on that will answer the his background “Who”, Skill: Drawing questions,knowledge inference and from certain words “Where”, “ When”, 1. Which of the following statements best enable used“ in the text to or How” “ Which” explains why the speaker says that “the cost of him to decide on the most our favourite dishes is rising’? “Why” A. Poor fishing practices logical answer.supply are reducing the
of fish from the sea. B. Poor fishing practices are threatening the livelihood of fishermen. C. Poor fishing practices are endangering the marine life.

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3. What is the text mainly about? Possible the residents run out Skill: Recognising main ideas of 1. Why did answer: An earthquake (in India) homes? their

Skill: Drawing inference Possible answer: They feared for their lives

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(a)What do the think is the relationship 5. Name of you (a) Dr./ Doctor Gurmit between the speakers? Kaur/ Koh / Khor (?) recipient Kaur
Department Possible answers: School of Medical Sciences

The man : interviewer/ Investigator’s / chairperson (b) Young Award won host / moderator Awardpanel of of a experts/recipients of awards in a a Intestinal infections by Area of research formal setting / inworm presence of an the audience ( press conference / forum) Skill: Recalling information The woman : interviewee / one of several invited guests / panellists / researchers / recipients of an award Drawing conclusions
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Skills Drills
Task Sheet 4 You are given 1 minute to read the questions on pages 6 – 7 . Listen to the recording. Answer the questions.
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For questions 1 and 2, write your answers in NOT MORE THAN FOUR WORDS. Preparation for a Test Before the Test Plan for revision During the Test
Stay sharp and alert

1

create own test

2 rest and sleep

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For questions 3 and 4, circle the correct answer.

3. How many hours should a test taker sleep before taking a test? A. 24 B. 48 C. 8
4. According to the speaker, which of the following will affect the performance of a test-taker the most? A. Insufficient sleep on the night before a test. B. Preparing for a test in a haphazard manner. C. Answering test questions in a set order.

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For questions 6 and 7, write your answers in NOT MORE THAN SEVEN WORDS.

What are the two good practices when answering questions during a test? 6. Allocate time for each question. 7. Answer questions you are confident in first.

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Let’s Get Cracking ( 60 minutes)

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Let’s Get Cracking
Task Sheet 5
You will now listen to a song and engage in a listening activity. You are given 1 minute to read the questions on page 8.

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Suggested Answers to Task Sheet 5 • To get away from the hectic city life 2. Late evening/ at night They lit a (camp) fire 3. pitched a tent / lit a fire / drank some wine / swam in the river 4. They fell sick/ were unwell / didn’t feel so good 5. The dead fish / the silver fish lying on its side by the riverbank 6. They probably had rashes all over their bodies/diarrhoea/stomach ache/ headache/fever 7

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Let’s Get Cracking
Task Sheet 6
• Individually, listen to the dialogue and take down notes. • In your groups, share the contents of your notes • write a letter to express your concern about the environment.

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Group Presentation ( Letter )

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LET’S CHANGE HATS (60 minutes)

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LET’S CHANGE HATS

Sample Listening Lesson ( pages 10 – 12 )

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LET’S CHANGE HATS
Task
In your group, plan an outline of a listening lesson. You may use the transcript assigned to you. Present your outlines.
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Group Presentations Listening Lessons

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Let’s Reflect ?

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Thank You!

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