Tuesday, 21 July 2015

PT3 READING & LISTENING TEST 2015

PT3 'READING ALOUD' and 'SPOKEN INTERACTION' tests will be held from 4-28 August 2015, whereas, your 'LISTENING TEST' will be held on 11 August 2015. It's just around the corner. I'm sure most of you out there would like to know the 'MARKING SCHEME' for these tests.

Keep reading and you will find the answer below....
ALL THE BEST IN YOUR 2015 
SPEAKING & LISTENING TEST..!



(A) Objective

  • To encourage student to read the given text aloud using correct pronunciation, intonation and stress plus show an awareness of audience (teachers / examiners), purpose and context.


(B) Assessment For Reading Aloud-[ 10 marks ]

  1. Students will be assessed on their accurate pronunciation and intonation.
  2. Students will be assessed on the fluency of their text deliverance and their reading rhythm (stress).
  3. Students will be assessed on their excellent awareness of audience, purpose and context.

(C)  Assessment For Spoken Interaction - [20 marks ]

  1. Students will be assessed on their ability to take part in social interaction to express ideas, opinions and thoughts.
  2. Students will be assessed on their well developed personal responses.
  3. Students will be assessed on their fluent and excellent ability to sustain the conversation.
  4. Students will be assessed on their usage of a wide range of vocabulary with a variety of sentence structures.
  5. Students will be assessed on their usage of accurate grammar and accurate pronunciation.


(D) Marking Scheme




READING ALOUD

A
EXCELLENT
(9-10)

B
GOOD
(7-8)

C
AVERAGE
(5-6)

D
WEAK
(3-4)

E
VERY WEAK
(1-2)








*'0' mark will be given to student who is unable to read even a single word from the given text.





SPEAKING INTERACTION

A
EXCELLENT
(17-20)

B
GOOD
(13-16)

C
AVERAGE
(9-12)

D
WEAK
(5-8)

E
VERY WEAK
(1-4)









*'1' mark will be given to student who uses any other language predominantly.
*'0' mark will be given to student who is unable to give any response in English.

Kopitiam Tips For Reading Aloud

  1. Sit with an upright body position (don't slouch or sit like an unta) - read the given text loud and clear (don't shout nor scream) as if your teacher is deaf or something.
  2. Keep reading confidently even if you make grammar or pronunciation mistakes (which might occur).
  3. Don't read too fast or too slow. Read accordingly with a proper tempo and timing. ( imagine your self as a graceful ballet dancer)
  4. Make sure you use the proper stress and intonation when reading your text.

Kopitiam Tips For Spoken Interaction

  1. Take a deep breath - relax and stay cool and calm even if you are sweating like crazy. 
  2. Keep your English simple and nice - use proper tenses when you speak.
  3. Make sure you speak or interact loud enough for your teacher to hear you - don't murmur or speak with a low pitch.
  4. Don't worry too much about your grammar or your English - just talk and keep talking until your teacher asks you to stop.
  5. Remember the more you talk the better chance you have to get better scores.
  6. If you just keep quiet or talk less - the less mark you'll be awarded. 
*I hope my sharing will be of help to all the students who will be taking their oral and listening test this August.Finally, please get the latest info from your respective school teachers....ALL THE BEST!


(A) LISTENING TEXT - [ 20 MARKS ]

1.SECTION A - 10 Multiple Choice Questions (OBJECTIVE)


  • Total of 10 marks

Students are given 4 choices of answers to choose from
eg:-
           Question 1
             
             How much does a plate of noodles cost?
              A   RM1.00
              B   RM2.00
              C   RM3.00
              D   RM3.50


    * Circle the correct answer.

2.SECTION B - 10 Limited Response Questions ( SUBJECTIVE)

  • Total of 10 marks
  • Students are not given any answers to choose from
  • Students have to listen to the recording carefully and write down the answer in the space provided.
  • The recording will be played twice (2 times )

      * Write down the correct answer.
Each student is given 30 minutes to answer the questions - 15 minutes for each section.

46 comments:

  1. may i know more info about listening test??
    im very confusing

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    1. Hai KW, please check the Listening update....

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  2. what is limited response question?? sorry im so poor in english

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    1. I have updated the Listening part- have a read and I hope you understand! All the best KW...

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  3. I saw it ! THANK YOU! It really helpful!

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  4. if the title was sports or reading or something else , can i talk about everything ? i mean like benefit of reading or taking part in sports , what exactly sports mean , can i?

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    1. Yes, you may. The formula is quite easy for speaking. Start with a short intro and have at least 3 points and finish it with a simple conclusion.

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  5. I have sent an e-mail to teacher.I hope teacher can help check and mark the answers.Total marks is 88.

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  6. Hello! Just wanna ask, how can i improve my speaking test? I usually got panic and have no idea what should i say about the topic teacher gave, and my grammar is bad too especially when it comes to speaking. I hope you will give me some tips about this? ��

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  7. Hello! Can I know more about the speaking test? I'm really bad at it.I got panic every time and I don't even know what should I say after that 1 minute, even if I'm not panic, my mind is blank too although the topic is really easy. And I also hope I can improve my grammar because I'm really bad at it when it comes to speaking. I'm okay in writing. Just okay. So, I really hope you can help me with this. :)

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    1. Just keep cool and answer the questions asked by your teacher.Don't panic...

      To improve your grammar pay attention to your teacher and if you are taking tuition then pay attention in the class.Do a lot of grammar exercises to brush-up your grammar.

      The most common problem with Malaysian students is they love to speak with their friends in their mother tongue.It's nothing wrong speaking in your mother tongue but if you want to seriously improve your spoken English then you better start using English to communicate with your friends....

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  8. Can you give me some example how to start the first talk to my teachers when i have speaking test?

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    1. Don't worry too much, I can't give a definite sample because it all depends on the teacher(s) who will be conducting the test.

      Most common way to start is wish the teacher a 'Good Morning' or a ' Good Afternoon'.

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  9. hi.may know how long do we need to speak as before during trial speaking test at my school i spoke for 5 minutes and i got 47/50 for my trial speaking test. so do i have to speak in 5 minutes or more?

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    1. The longer you speak the more marks your teacher can give you. But, you must remember speaking is like writing. You have an intro, 3 points and a conclusion-depending on the topic asked of course....5 minutes is good enough!

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  10. Hello. I just did my english oral test today. When i read the text it was quite fluent but still i stop just a bit between the words it was quite clear as i know the teachers were listening. Later i hesitated for a long time when they asked me some questions cz they just gave me 5 seconds to think about . I talk quite less and took about 5 minutes to finish the whole thing.
    I was frustrated about what my marks should be at your opinion can i get at least 20 marks for this? Tqq

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    1. Don't worry too much, as long as you get through the paper it is good enough...concentrate more on your PT3 test especially your writing part...ALL THE BEST!

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  11. Excuse me, i'm sorry but can you tell me the process of the English speaking test? i'm not quite clear on that matter. Thank you

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    1. 1. Group Test
      2. Individual Test

      In group test, there will be 4 students and you'll be given a topic to discuss or talk about. The more you talk the more marks you can get. As for the individual test, use the same formula,the more you talk the more marks can be awarded to you.If don't know what to talk, then just try to 'goreng' something-just don't say I don't know or stay 'blank'...All the best!

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  12. Hi! I'm a PT3 candidate and i've just had my speaking test. I paused for a while and i'm scared that i wouldn't get high marks cause i really want an A. I did talked for a while for like a few sentences and my mind went completely blank. Then the teacher just stared at me and did nothing..i went really panic cause i have no ideas at all. Then , she gave me questions so that i could continue my speaking test and there i got stucked again.. and another question then i made my conclusion. I really need help. What do you think of my marks will be??

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    1. Dear Anonymous, It is difficult to say from here because I was not there when you had your test...But, from what you had told me-I can only conclude you might get a 'B' or a 'C'. Remember, it's just my view...so,don't worry too much,ok!I would encourage you to concentrate on your PT3 Exam...All The Best!

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  13. What does it mean when teacher started to ask several questions? Am i failing or was she cutting my marks? Im so svared cause i can only said two points and then my mind went completely blank already.But whate ever questions that teacher asked, i can answer it with full sentence asap instead of just saying yes and no.Im so depressed and feel hopeless that english is my higher mark subject and i blew it just like that! Ive been stressing about all day..

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  14. What does it mean when teacher started to ask questions? Am i failing? Or is teacher cutting my marks? Im so nervous until i only state 2 points and my mind went completely blank just like that.Well i did answer the questions with full sentence as soon as teacher asked me instead of saying yes and no only tho.I feel so useless and hopeless in this lisan already as bi is my high marked subject and i just blew it!

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    1. Don't worry too much. As long as you answered the questions then it should be fine...

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  15. The smell of antiseptic is prominent
    Is it true

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    1. Prominent means:-

      -important and well-known
      -easily noticed or seen
      -sticking out in a way that is easily seen or noticed

      Therefore, it is not used to describe smell.

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  16. How can I increase my confidence?

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    1. Speak more using English.
      Watch the English news.
      Buy some revision books and do the listening exercises.
      Do more reading exercises.

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  17. i try to go UK.i keep on strengthen my English speaking pronunciation.can you teach me some ways to strengthen it?

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    1. Can you tell me the reason you going to the UK?

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    2. because i want to learn more things about the other country.

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    3. OK, I see. What you can do is speak more using English, read some magazines or books about UK. You also can watch videos on YOU TUBE which show how to practice using proper English.

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  18. Can you give me some examples theme for oral test? So that,I can try to practice with my friends...

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    1. Topic 1

      Talk about yourself having a healthy lifestyle.

      Please say:

      -What stops you from having a healthy lifestyle?

      -What are the disadvantages of not having a healthy lifestyle?

      -What can you do in order to have a healthier lifestyle?


      TOPIC 2

      Describe a place you visited when you were a child.
      You should say:

      -where it is
      -when you went there
      -what you did there

      and explain why you would, or would not, like to return to this place again.

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    2. Really appreciate it..thanks

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  19. Hi. Do i need to make an eye contact with the teacher in feont of me when i am doing my spoken interaction?

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  20. Hi. Do I need to make an eye contact with the teacher when I'm doing my spoken interaction test? Does it affect my marks? What are the tips to score for this test? Tq.

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    1. Yes, students are encouraged to make eye contact, it shows confidence and your voice can heard more clearly.
      Tips
      1. Stay calm
      2. Be confident
      3. Speak confidently and clearly
      4. Arrange your points - at 3 points
      5. Elaborate your points
      6. Conclude your argument
      7. Sit up straight

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  21. hello im a pt3 candidate this year and i my test is this thrusday. may i know around how many marks will be deducted if we pause for more than like 15 seconds

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    1. Don't worry, marks are not deducted but are given.Therefore, the more you speak the more marks your teacher can give you....so, don't worry-just speak...

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  22. hi may i know how much marks will be deducted if we pause

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    1. Don't worry, marks are not deducted but are given.Therefore, the more you speak the more marks your teacher can give you....so, don't worry-just speak...

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  23. if i didnt do so well in the oral test because i was nervous but i read well can i still score A since our listening exam is also counted in?

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  24. i just had my oral test today, i read well but the speaking about the topic part didn't flow as smoothly. I tried to talk as much as i could but i accidentally repeated the words before continuing my sentence.the teacher asked "is that all" so i did my best to end it with a conclusion. after reading this website i realised i lacked eye-contact. will a lot of marks be deducted because of these things? how much marks should i score for the listening exam to get an A overall if for ex i scored 8/9 for reading and 12/13 for speaking? i feel very disappointed in myself is there still a chance to get A?

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  25. if i score 40/50 marks oral plus listening is it A?

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