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O level English Essay Topics


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

Keeping fit

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

Keeping cool

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

Wasted opportunities


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

The signal

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

Natural disasters

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

Running away

I made a mistake in telling him or her about my secret

Bright ideas

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