CXC English A exam: Past paper type persuasive essay questions 5

CXC English A exam: past paper type persuasive essay questions 5

Here are CXC past paper type persuasive essay questions.

These are the types of persuasive essay questions that have been on paper 2, Section 4 of
CXC English A past papers


(Suggested time: 30 minutes)

Answer one question in this section

Your answer in this section should be approximately 250 to 300 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English.


"I had thought about going on to college or university," said the student, "but I'm not sure that's a good idea because these days so many qualified university graduates cannot find jobs."

Write an argument EITHER for OR against going to college or university.

35 marks


Write an argument EITHER for OR against the recommendation that parents should exercise greater control over their children's television viewing.

35 marks


"We are wasting time and effort trying to save our environment in the Caribbean. We are too small to reverse the effects of pollution created by the huge industrialised nations."

Write a letter to the local newspaper giving your views on the above statement.

35 marks


"It is time to put an end to the myths of Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy etc. How can we expect a generation of children raised on lies and deception to become upright and honest citizens."

Write a response to this view for a school debate.

35 marks


"A good command of English is no longer a guarantee of financial or social success in the Caribbean."

Write an argument EITHER supporting OR opposing this statement.

35 marks

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