Beyond Shocking Or Appalling

Posted by M ws On Monday, July 23, 2012 10 comments
This evening, a friend's nephew visited me to ask for advice with regards to the IELTS exam requirements. During the course of the conversation, he whipped out a sheet of paper and showed it to me.

With raised eyebrows, he asked, "Aunty Paula, can you believe this was a test I took in school today during the MUET class?"

Casually, I looked at the sheet and nearly fainted. Here it is:


These are the responses that my FB friends and relatives posted:

Jay: wat kinna questions are these... even without the 1st letter hint is easy!
about an hour ago · Like

Me: Exactly!!! It is beyond horrifying!!!
about an hour ago · Like

SJ:  MUET? Seriously?
about an hour ago · Like

Jay: more like UPSR
about an hour ago · Like

Me: Yup. This was during a MUET class of a secondary school in Penang.
about an hour ago · Edited · Like

Me: Worse - it is about kindergarten during your time and perhaps Std 4 for the current group of students. *faints* Worse still - SOME FAILED the test!!! The lowest was 22/50!!! Ahem. My friend's nephew scored full marks. :-)
about an hour ago · Like · 1

Elijah  ‎*facepalm* OMG D: and that teacher said this was DIFFICULT!?!?!..maybe it's a joke or prank?
about an hour ago · Unlike · 1

HC:  Wait one darn minute, are u serious? This is an actual test for a sixth former?
about an hour ago · Unlike · 1

Tomus: that is utter laziness on the teacher's part. utterly unacceptable. Paula, how are you. Today is.. Mo--ay...more like?
about an hour ago · Unlike · 1

Elijah: LOL at no. 12 "students should work together to get good results" sounds suspicious XDDDDD
about an hour ago · Unlike · 1

CC: ‎10. Take Out money???
about an hour ago · Unlike · 1

Me: Elijah, HC, Tomus and CC, SERIOUS!!! This was a class test and my friend's nephew just said that the teacher gave them ONE HOUR to do the test and he took less than six minutes to finish the test! *faints*
about an hour ago · Like · 1

HC:This really tells me that English standards have dropped dramatically. OMG tidaaaak!!!
about an hour ago · Unlike · 1

Me: ‎Tomus, I agree with you. It is totally outrageous that such a test can be given for such an extended period of time. Worse still, the fact that fifteen of 100 students failed is appalling! I am doing alright, thanks. Getting older and hopefully wiser.
about an hour ago · Like · 1

CC:‎...=.=''' my english level is not fantastic...but i know No. 10 should be withdraw。。。。。hope i am not wrong...
about an hour ago · Unlike · 1

Me: CC, you are correct! And your English is perfectly acceptable :-). Take care and see you again!
59 minutes ago · Like

L: It worries me to see this, Paula. :(
48 minutes ago · Unlike · 1

Me: L, I concur with you. You know, they changed the literature syllabus and the Form 1 literature book is an illustrated version of 'Black Beauty'. I think one day they will be learning 'Jack and Jill' in Form One for poetry. And the questions for exams will be: a) What did Jack and Jill carry? (a) pale (b) pail (c) peal (d) pole LOL
43 minutes ago · Like · 1

PG: This is the MUET test? Unbelievable!!!
43 minutes ago · Unlike · 1

Me:  PG, No no! This was given to MUET students for their class test...
42 minutes ago · Like

PG: My boys did this in primary school...
41 minutes ago · Unlike · 1

PG:  Haiyo...
41 minutes ago · Unlike · 1

Maya: Seriously......*facepalm*
40 minutes ago · Unlike · 1

Paula Khoo See - I was right..the target group should be primary school students...
40 minutes ago · Like

CO: speechless!
32 minutes ago · Unlike · 1

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10 comments to Beyond Shocking Or Appalling

  1. says:

    wcchang Unbelievable.....

  1. says:

    LC Teh What you get when you have headless chickens heading our education ministry...

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear WCChang

    You are right. I could not believe it when I first saw it!

    :-(

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear LC Teh

    So true!!! The Education Ministry must be headed by professionally trained educators instead of what we see in our own backyard.

    Sigh!!!

  1. says:

    Cynful Pleasure OMG!!! What kind of questions are this for our sixth-former!! I can't imagine these people heading the country in future!! *shiver* Where do the real 'judgement' of test go?

  1. says:

    cin2tan pis lah , ini Bahasa Ingklis ... bukan English language , ok !!??

  1. says:

    Strange Happenings HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA not sure whether to laugh or cry

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear Cynful Pleasure

    I know. It is really shocking and I cannot imagine how there are still those that failed this test.

    There is simply no basis for comparisons or ground for assessment.

    Sighs.

    Take care and have a great day!

    Best wishes

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear cin2tan

    LOL!! That is a clever concoction!

    Take care and have a nice day!

    Cheers

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear Strange Happenings

    I feel the same way. Initially, I thought it was just a joke until he started protesting vehemently to convince me that it was indeed a class test!

    Take care and have a great day!

    Cheers

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