CXC English A exam: Past paper type persuasive essay questions 2


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NB: CXC suggests spending no more than 30 minutes to answer the persuasive essay question on Paper 2 of the English A exam. They also suggest 250 - 300 words as the length of the persuasive essay.

   
   
6. In many households today, both parents go out to work. What do you consider to be the major advantages and disadvantages of this practice?
   
   
7.

A local firm is offering to help a student prepare for a career of his or her choice.
Write a convincing letter to this firm stating why you deserve to be chosen.

   
   
8.

Write an article for your local newspaper entitled:

"Winning isn't everything; it's how you play the game."

   
   
9.

Write an article for your school magazine presenting strong arguments EITHER for OR against the view that parents should be the ones to decide which career their children should choose.

   
   
10.

A big international hotel chain has made a proposal to establish one of its hotels in your country. It wants to bring in its own food supplies.

Write a letter to the Press objecting to this proposal.

   
   
11. Write an article for a school magazine in which you present strong arguments either for or against the topic:
"Television does more harm than good."
   
   
12.

Many young people today are quick to leave home and start life on their own. You are a young person who does not agree with this.

Write a letter for the Youth Magazine of your community arguing against this practice.

   
   
 

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