MUET is an abbreviation for Malaysian University English Test and a compulsory to every student out there if they want to strive for a degree programme in any University be it a government or a private.
I, on the other hand had not do well for today’s test. I was strictly given 2 minutes to prepare my presentation and another 2 minutes to present it to the audience as well for the other candidates for points taken.
I instigate my greetings quite good and read on the ambience of the room and react accordingly. The thing that makes me regret for leaving the room was, my point is quite shallow or should I say, the nervousness has the better of me and consume more of my mind mumbling about words that are nonsensical.
You see, the situation is which of these list is a true hero.
As a candidate B, I was given the tasked to elaborate on how a policeman is considered a true Hero. However, my points are as follow. Not 100% intact from what I’ve spoken on this morning, but anyone can get the idea.
1. Policeman is a kind of job where your life is put on line disregard your personal life and belongings or relative so that you can protect civilian from getting mugged, rob or even a huge planned bank robbery.
2. Policeman have a rather low-rate salary, but they still doing their job nonetheless even if the payment is not a satisfactory for them. Not many people would sacrifice their safety and risk their effort for just protecting the civilians and still has to put your life on the line for the job.
3. Policeman is the job to stop any chaos or an imminent process one from occurring , so they are the force that brings the balance when something just happened to go wrong or haywire.
Maybe the point that I have enlisted in here has quite the low value in elaborative terms, but I’m satisfied with my main point actually. However, I never did realize that how many minutes has wafted over me when I’m doing the presentation. My guess would be around 1 minute and 40 seconds.
In the guideline, they did specify something about the time limit and you must not exceed it. This is however conflicted with the tips that was given to me by the internet tutor and by my lecturer, they taught me to keep talking until the examiner told you to stop and I say bullshit because I can’t expand anything further beyond this point and I had this little section just mumbling random words and trying to jointed it with the previous statements so that I can continue to speak longer.
Alas, I can’t. I have to stop even before 2 minutes and quite unsure on how many seconds have I spoke. Maybe 100 seconds.
Maybe a bloke like me who watch a certain amount of British telly have the ability to copy the genuine-like sound of British accent and I did it flawlessly, the only thing is I hope that the examiner knows what kind of accent I’m trying to pull off on the presentation side. I just hope that I don’t get any demerit for it and I can swear to you that my fluency is above others when speaking in English, I don’t stutter and just keep spitting out my points.
For task B, you need to do the group discussion with the other candidates and I have zero absolute idea on how all of us arrive at the consensus that Nurse is a true hero. I’m trying to elongate and disagree on her opinion when she asked if there’s anyone who objected the conclusion.
I was trying to say that “Eventhough, nurse spent and commited fully of his/her shift hour like say 12 hours, they still stay on the safe side but Policeman and Firefighter has to put their life on the line when on the job and that is the true hero. You exclude your personal life for just serving to protect the civilians. How about that? “
But, I never did it and just stay quiet after doing the group discussion for a certain amount of time. Why? Simply because we have lost the sense of time and like I said no one knows how many seconds has just passed when we are doing the group discussion and I noticed that some of the candidates were giving a sign to her buddies probably claiming that the time is already about to end and we should wrap the group discussion with a conclusion.
Having the thought that a nurse is a hero is not a folly one, in fact I think they are. Because I still need a clear distinction between Policeman and the corrupted one before I can say that the policeman is truly a Hero. Thus, it is not awkward or jarring to say that a nurse can be considered as a hero.
P/S: I don’t care actually on what kind of result will I get with this test as I’m not quiet fond on how the Malaysian government is working currently and I need to remind you that this is just a test and it is far much different when applying in the outside world of school.