O level English Essay Topics
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Describe the activities of religious people in your country
Act of selfishness that caused unhappiness
A food store in your country suddenly closed and caused great trouble
A rich man unexpectedly lost all his wealth
What do you think people of your age can do to improve life in your country?
The ideal school
Someone had a great disappointment that turned out to be a blessing in disguise
A servant or a worker was badly treated by an employer
Time seems to stand still or go much too quickly
Advertising exerts too great an influence on our daily lives
Describe an old couple outside your family who live an interesting and happy life
Is it more important to enjoy your job than to earn a great deal of money?
Describe the first hour of a day at school
The owner of a local business takes strong action when threatened by outside competition
You just have one more chance to prove you can do it
Waiting for the results
Write about occasions when you felt extremely bored
How important is it that people should marry and remain living together permanently
An unfair punishment
He had been dirty, hungry and completely without help. Now there was a chance of a new life
You were called upon to take someone else’s place at the last minute. Describe what happened
Is war ever justified?
Describe a time when efforts to please someone ended in failure
It’s probably too late, but at least we can try
That was the first time and I hope that it will be the last time
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
To whom would you turn for help in an emergency?
Write about a time when the illness of someone you know caused great problems
Some of the difficulties parents experience when they have to divide their time between working and bringing up a family
A new-born baby was found abandoned at a bus stop
A friend asked you to keep a small parcel safe for a while. Later you discovered that it was stolen property
Secret hopes and ambitions
It was obvious that she had never intended to keep her promise
The time when I was given some bad advice
The computer is more of a menace than a blessing. What do you think?
Describe a journey that you particularly enjoyed
Rush hour in the city
A busy eating place
Is population control necessary?
You were on a journey with someone who was suddenly taken ill
We were amazed when we heard how lucky John had been
Write about some of the things that make you proud of your country
How much of your progress at school is the result of your own ability, good luck or good teaching?
After the accident she seemed to be a completely different person
Is it important that young people should know about the history of their country?
Describe an event which took place in a public park. It can be a real or imaginary event
Whatever happened to him…..
All young people, both male and female, should undertake a period of military or community service
Some people like being alone, others are happiest when they are with a crowd of people.
Describe the suspense of waiting for something or someone to arrive , or of waiting for some event to happen
“After school” Write about this topic interpreting the title in any way you choose
Are rich children always happier than those who come from poorer families?
A crowded shopping centre
How do you entertain yourself in you free time
A telephone call which changed your life
A disappointing holiday
What are the effects of the increased use of motor vehicles?
Television has too great an influence on life today. What are your view?
Celebrating the millennium
Which household tasks are you prepared to do and which do you try to avoid?
They did not see the danger until it was too late
The time when you failed to remember a friend’s birthday
Many students choose to travel overseas to study. Write about the advantages and disadvantages of it
“Saying Goodbye”. Write about this subject in any way you choose
Grandparents are the most important people in society
An unsuccessful shopping trip
A visit to an amusement park
Describe the scene outside a sports stadium immediately before an important match
Fire- Friend or enemy?
Winners and losers
Describe how a family discussion brought about a happy outcome
Repaying a kindness
Crowds are increasingly difficult to manage. What suggestions do you have for controlling the behavior of large group of people
I made a mistake in telling him or her about my secret
We had to carry my friend for the last mile of the expedition
A small child who made an important discovery
Write about something you did recently that helped poor, old person in your neighborhood
Space is the only place left to explore
A talent or skill that you wish to possess and how would you use it
Write about some of the things that make you happy and relaxed at the end of a school day
A person who was injured but kept it a secret and caused her friends great trouble
The new bus driver
Important public building in your area
Challenges of life bring out the best in young people
Describe the sights and sounds during the mid-day break in your school
Write about the disappointments you have felt in your life
A story about a person who entered a competition and surprised everyone by winning it
Caring for a sick person at home
Should entertainers and sports stars be paid such large sums of money? What are you view?
Describe the sights and sounds as students gather on the first morning of a new school term
‘Mother knows best’ what sort of problems do you discuss with your mothers
When a family moved to a new house and found that the keys did not unlock the front door
When an accident in a restaurant led to a very embarrassing situation
Which aspects of your education do you think will be most useful in your adult life?
Animals and birds should never be kept in cages. What is your opinion?
Write about an unexpected partnership that proved to be a success
As soon as I heard the news of the special offer, I knew that I must go
The day your neighbor asked you to look after her young baby while she went in to town
How far do you think young people are influenced by what they see on television and in films?
What do you consider to be your greatest achievement? Why does it mean so much to you?
Write about a teacher who made an unfortunate mistake as a result of which student suffered
There is no point in preserving the past. We should be looking to the future
Imagine a reunion with three friends from your schooldays in 10 years time. How will your lives have changed?
A time when you were unable to find a passport for your visit to a foreign country
What a wonderful sound! Write about some of the sounds you like the best and why?
Describe a great celebration that you part in
An occasion when a special meal produced unexpected results
One day you made a bad mistake which upset other people
Should we worry so much about endangered species?
Rivalry between two elderly people
It is said that school uniform gives pupils a sense of identity and encourages good discipline
Write about an occasion when a furious argument took place, based on a case of mistaken identity
Should both parents go out to work when their children are very young?
Describe one of the large shopping malls in Singapore. Why does it attract so many customers?
Describe the busy day of someone who works in your area
Advertising has become too great an influence on young people
An incident which made the customers laugh.
Parents and teachers are partners in education of children.
Serious accident that caused a lot of problem for everyone
Choosing a career is the most important decision in a person’s life