How to improve on the Malaysia University English Test (MUET)
The study investigates on how to improve on the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for admission and placement purposes which is widely practiced in pre-university students in Malaysia. The use of standardised English proficiency tests like IELTS and TOEFL is widely practised in academic institutions throughout the world. Similarly in Malaysia, many tertiary institutions utilise the results of a localised version of such test called the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) as a measure of studentsâ€™ proficiency level, as either an entrance requirement or an exit requirement in various academic programs.
This exam is viewed as a big challenge by many students due to lack of language ability. This implies weaknesses such as limited vocabulary, grammar and language sub-skills, causing a major block to gain a good band score. Hence, this paper reports on the students as well as lecturers perception on MUET and also peeps into plausible suggestions on how MUET can be enhanced.
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