Friday, October 30, 2009

MUET: Reading Comprehension Passage

To those taking MUET this November, this one is for you...


(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))

MUET MOMENTS - Lesson 5 TODAY we are going to look at the READING COMPREHENSION PASSAGE. How do we go about answering questions based on a passage? First things first.

* Read the passage to get the general idea
* Find out the meaning of words in context
* Find out what certain pronouns refer to
* Determine the main idea in each paragraph
* Determine the main idea in each passage
* Differentiate relevant points from irrelevant ones
* Identify the author's point of view/purpose/attitude and tone
* Read the questions and scan the passage for the answers
* When attempting to answer the questions, always refer to the text.

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