|Year||Descriptive||Argumentative||Factual||Narrative||One Word / Open||Imaginative||Letter|
|2018||Describe a problem you once had while you were travelling. Explain what you did to solve the problem and what you have learnt from the experience.
||Young people should be trusted to make their own decisions. How far do you agree with this opinion? Explain why.||Some people complain that they have no free time. Discuss the reasons why they might say this and suggest how they could use time better.||Write a story about a teenager who had an unusual hobby. Explain what was unusual about the hobby and how the teenager’s friends became interested in it. Begin your story with: “Even though it was a strange hobby, everyone came to love it ...”||Imagine you went to a big sports event. Describe what you saw, what happened and how you felt on that day.|
|2017||Describe the first time you went on a camping trip. You should write about the activities at the camp and explain how you felt about the experience.
||The Malaysian tradition of having open houses is important and should be practised more. Do you agree? Give reasons to support your view.||(1) Write a story in which you had to keep a friend’s secret. In your story, give details of the secret and explain why it was important to keep that secret.
(2) Write a story of a small town girl who worked hard to become a successful chef. Begin your story with: “She has used the last of her savings to get to the cooking competition in the big city and ...”
|If you had the opportunity to move to another part of Malaysia, where would you choose to live? Explain your choice.|
|2016||Some people believe that all students in Malaysia should learn at least three languages. What do you think?||What is the best way for teenagers to stay fit and healthy?||(1) Write a story about a time in someone’s life when music played an important role.
(2) Write about your experience helping Puan Ramlah, an elderly lady who lives alone. End your story with “... I learnt a lot about myself by helping Puan Ramlah.”
|There are many things to do after your SPM examination. Write about your plans for the next three months and the challenges you might face.|
|2015||(1) Describe what makes you happy and explain why.
(2) ‘Honesty is the best policy.’ Describe an experience when this was true for you.
|Social networking has caused a lot of problems. How far do you agree?||Why is having good neighbours important?||Write a story about someone you know who took a big risk and had a good result. Begin your story with: "Everybody said that the plan would never work. It was far too risky ..."|
|2014||(1) Describe an important family celebration and how you felt about it. (2) ‘A friend in need is a friend indeed.’ Describe how a friend helped you in difficult time.||There is a lack of freedom given to teenagers today. Do you agree?||Why are animals important to human beings?||Write a story about a fisherman beginning with: "The wind blew strongly. Out at sea, ..."|
|2013||‘Truly Malaysian.’ Describe what this means to you.||Is tuition necessary? Discuss.||Reality shows||(1) Write a story about being alone. (2) Write a story that ends with: "... and so I became a better person."|
|2012||Describe an outing with your friends.||Should parents give children more freedom? Discuss.||Saving money for the future.||Write a story beginning with: "The teacher walked into the classroom. It was the first period ..." (For another model answer, click here: Model Answer 2)||Cleanliness|
|2011||A famous person you admire.||Should school students have part time jobs? Discuss.||Write a story that ends with: "... They looked at each other and smiled meaningfully." (For another model answer, click here: Model Answer 2)||(1) Peace (2) The best things in life are free. (A reflective essay)|
|2010||Describe the most popular student in your school.||“The Internet is mostly a good thing.” Do you agree? Support your opinion. (For another model answer, click here: Model Answer 2)||What can we do to save the environment?||Write a story beginning with "It had been raining all day...".
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|2009||Describe an unforgettable incident that you saw on your way home from school.
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|School children should not have long holidays. Do you agree?||My favourite day of the week.||Write a story that ends with: "... We said our goodbyes and went our separate ways."||Beauty|
|2008||Write about a person who has succeeded in life.||Examinations - good or bad? (For another model answer, click here: Model Answer 2)
||Write a story ending with: "... Now I realise the value of a true friend."
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|Stars||My perfect future husband or wife|
|2007||Describe an embarrassing experience in your life.||'Teenagers today are only interested in entertainment.' Do you agree? Support your opinion.||My early years.||Write a story beginning with: "Kim was nervous when the door opened...". (For another model answer, click here: Model Answer 2)||Tomorrow|
|2006||Describe an enjoyable weekend you have experienced. (For another model answer, click here: Model Answer 2)||How can television help students in their studies?||Write a story ending with: "If only I had been more careful, that wouldn't have happened." (For another model answer, click here: Model Answer 2)
||Food||What changes would you like to see in your life in the next ten years?|
|2005||Describe the biggest challenge in your life.||How to keep oneself healthy.||Write a story with the title: "An Unexpected Visitor".||Music||If you were given a chance to be anybody, who would you want to be and why?|
|2004||Describe a festival celebrated in your area.||How can we help promote tourism in Malaysia?||Write a story ending with: '...We had never laughed so much in our lives.'||Clothes||My ideal school|
|2003||Data 3||An invention you cannot live without.||(1) Write a story that ends with: "... If only I had listened to his/her advice." (2) A day I wished had never happened. (For another model answer, click here: Model Answer 2)
||Friends (For another model answer, click here: Model Answer 2)
||You have been given a chance to visit a country of your choice. Which country would you choose and why?|
|2002||Describe a favourite teacher who had a great influence on you.||Good results in school do not guarantee success in the future. What is your opinion?||How I can help to make the world a better place to live in.||Write a story beginning with: "Is it really you? Where have you been all these years?"||Colours|
|2001||Describe how you spent a free day when the weather was very bad.||Good results in school do not guarantee success in the future. What is your opinion?||(1) How do you think the media has influenced you and your family? (2) Large families make happy families.||Write a story of an old man returning to his home he left many years ago.|
|2000||My Hero||"More land should be used for agriculture than for industry." Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons to support your opinion.||(1) Life in Malaysia in the new millennium. (2) Things that I like about my life.||If you were able to choose a time in history that you could visit, which time would it be and why?|
|1999||The computer - is it really an advantage?||Education - what it means to me.||The day I lost my temper||Memories (For another model answer, click here: Model Answer 2)
(Although this essay is a bit long, you can get some ideas too.)
|My Dream Car|
|1998||Describe a day at school when you were very unhappy.||Parents do not spend enough time with children nowadays. What is your opinion?||Write a story beginning with: "I could tell by his face that he was angry...||Write a letter to a penfriend describing some interesting places in your village, town or home state.|
|1997||(1) Imagine you were moving to a new house. Describe the last day in your old house. (2) Describe the scene at a crowded bus or railway station.||Do you think games are an important part of school life?||Being young.||Write a story with the following title: A Narrow Escape. (For another model answer, click here: Model Answer 2)||Water|