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WRITING TO ARGUE EXAM QUESTIONS

Aim to write about 500 words minimum

 

1. The world would be a happier and better place if cars / tobacco / television / computers, etc. (you choose a topic) had never existed. Write the text of a speech to your year group in which you argue either for or against this proposition.



2. Write an article for your school magazine in which you argue that schools should spend more money on... e.g. computer equipment and the Internet (you choose your topic).



3. Write an article for a magazine aimed at parents. Argue the case for or against teenage children being allowed to have a television in their bedroom to watch whatever they like, whenever they like.



4. Write an essay in which you argue either for or against the idea that the state should look after old people.

 

5. Write a letter to the 'Letter's Page' of your local newspaper in which you argue that your local council do not provide enough leisure and sport facilities for teenagers in your area.

 

6. The disciplining of children by smacking is often in the news. Write an article for your school magazine arguing for or against smacking by parents.



7. Write a letter to the local newspaper in which you argue for a change in the law to protect an aspect of the environment of your choice.
 

 

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