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Situational Writing Essay

1. Your name is John Brown. You recently moved to a big city and have decided to write to a friend, Ben Jackson, from your old neighbourhood. Write a letter describing life in your new city and your feelings about the change. 2. Your name is Steven Adams. You want to go on holiday in the summer but you do not have enough money. Write a letter to your friend, Caroline White, asking for her advice about ways to earn extra money. 3. Express your opinion on the following statement: People spend too much time and money on fashion. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. 4. Your name is Julie Riley. You have been on holiday abroad for a week. Write a letter to your parents describing your holiday so far. 5. Your name is Julie Riley. You have been on holiday abroad for a week. Write a letter to your parents describing your holiday so far.

6. Your name is Sue Sunman. You have received an invitation to a birthday party from your friend Ann McNeil. Write a letter accepting the invitation and suggesting that you organize the music. 7. Express your opinion on the following statement: Cars are the greatest danger to human life today. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. 8. Write an essay about the advantages and disadvantages of being famous. Give arguments and examples. 9. Write an essay about the advantages and disadvantages of being your own boss. Give arguments and examples. 10. Express your opinion on the following statement: Cars enslave us rather than liberate us. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. 11. Express your opinion on the following statement: Advertising promotes excessive consumerism. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. 12. Express your opinion on the following statement: Fast food is a good alternative to cooking for yourself. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples.

13. Your cousin Andy has recently won first prize in a sport competition. Write a letter congratulating him on his success. Sign your letter with the name Tom. 14. Write an opinion essay in response to the following statement: Television may have a harmful effect on young people. 15. True communication involves the ability to listen as well as speak. Write an opinion essay to enlarge upon your position. 16. Write an opinion essay in response to the following statement: Becoming more aware of environmental concerns is the only way to help save our planet. 17. Write an opinion essay in response to the following statement: Earning money is more important than getting a good education. 18. Continuing your education beyond high school is essential if you want to get a good job. Write an opinion essay to enlarge upon your position. 19. Write an opinion essay in response to the following statement: The mobile phones and the e-mails are affecting personal relationships. 20. Write an opinion essay in response to the following statement: We would all be better off without money and material possessions.

21. Write an opinion essay in response to the following statement: Cities are becoming less and less popular places to live in. 22. Write an opinion essay in response to the following statement: People worry too much about their appearance nowadays. 23. A friend of yours, Allen, who has been living in another country for some time, is going to visit you for a week. Write a letter suggesting what you might do together and what sights you might visit. Sign your letter with the name Tom. 24. -Write an opinion essay in response to the following statement: State benefits should be available to all. 25. Write an opinion essay in response to the following statement: It is important to follow fashion. 26. Comment on the following statement: People are never satisfied with what they have, they always want something more or something different. 27. Comment on the following statement: Most experiences in our lives that seemed difficult at the time become valuable lessons for the future. 28. Agree or disagree with the following statement: Television has made us a nation of watchers, not doers.

29. Agree or disagree with the following statement: Face-to-face communication is better than other types of communication, such as letters, e-mail, or telephone calls. 30. Compare and contrast knowledge gained from experience with knowledge gained from books. In your opinion, which source is more important? 31. Agree and disagree with the following statement: It is beneficial for a high school graduate to work for a year before entering the university. 32. What is your opinion on the following question: Is it better to enjoy your money when you earn it, or is it better to save it for some time in the future? 33. Compare the contributions of artists to society with the contributions of scientists to society. Which type of contribution do you think is valued more by your society? 34. Agree or disagree with the following statement: The current gene ration is lazy and lacks discipline. 35. If you could live in some other historical period, which would you choose and why?

36. Agree or disagree with the following statement: We waste a great natural resource: the elderly. 37. What problem in this contemporary world do you find most disturbing? Give your opinion on this issue. 38. Write an essay expressing your opinion on the following topic: People spend too much time and money on fashion. 39. Write an essay expressing your opinion on the following topic: Will life be better in the future? 40. Write an essay expressing your opinion on the following topic: Exams should be abolished. 41. Write an essay on the following topic: The advantages and disadvantages of going to work by car. 42. Write an essay on the following topic: The advantages and disadvantages of being famous. 43. Write an essay on the following topic: The advantages and disadvantages of owning a pet. 44. Write an essay on the following topic: The advantages and disadvantages of watching TV. 45. Write an essay on the following topic: The advantages and disadvantages of using the Internet. 46. Write an essay on the following topic: The advantages and disadvantages of travelling by plane.

47. This is part of a letter you received from an English friend: By the way, in your last letter you said you were going to buy either a video camera or a games machine. Which did you buy and why? I’d love to hear all about it. Write your letter, answering your friend’s questions and giving relevant details. Do not write any address. Start the letter with Dear Jill and sign it with Jack. 48. Write an essay expressing your opinion on the following topic: Frienships come and go, but families are forever. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. 49. Write an essay expressing your opinion on the following topic: The advantages and disadvantages of living in the country. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. 50. Your name is James Brown. You have been on holiday abroad for a week. Write a letter to your penfriend, Peter Smith, describing your holiday so far.

51. Write an essay expressing your opinion on the following topic: Children today are given too much freedom. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. 52. Write an essay expressing your opinion on the following topic: Was life better in the past? Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. 53. Write an essay expressing your opinion on the following topic: School plays a more important role than the family in shaping one’s personality. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. 54. Write an essay expressing your opinion on the following topic: Greater freedom does not necessarily lead to greater happiness. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. 55. Write an essay expressing your opinion on the following topic: Television is one of the most potentially dangerous inventions of the twentieth century. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples.

56. Write an essay expressing your opinion on the following topic: For a child, play is more important than study. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. 57. Write an essay expressing your opinion on the following topic: The problem of violence in cities. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. 58. Write an essay expressing your opinion on the following topic: Watching too much TV stifles creativity. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. 59. Write an essay expressing your opinion on the following topic: It is important to follow fashion. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples.

60. Express your opinion on: The ideal house is the country house. 61. Express your opinion the following statement: We don’t need books anymore, we have computers. 62. Your penfriend has recently written to you saying that he is very unhappy with school and home life. Write a letter of advice, offering your support. Begin with ‘Dear Tom” and sign using the name James. 63. Express your opinion on: Prevention is better that cure. 64. Express your opinion on the following statement: Teaching machines will replace teachers. 65. Express your opinion on the following statement: Movies on TV have a bad influence on people’s behaviour. 66. Express your opinion on the following: Clothes do not make the man.

67. Express your opinion on the statement: Popularity changes people. (250 words/25 lines) 68. Mary Smith has received a bill and some terrible photographs from the official photographer at her daughter’s recent wedding. Write a letter from Mary Smith to a friend, Ann Brown who came to the wedding, explaining what has gone wrong and asking her to send any photos that she took. (250 words/ 25 lines) 69. Write an opinion essay on the following topic: It is important to try a range of jobs before finally choosing a career. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. 70. Write an opinion essay on the following topic: Television is making literature increasingly irrelevant in the modern world. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. 71. Write a for and against essay on the following topic: Most of what is shown on television is not worth watching. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples.

72. Write an opinion essay on the following topic: The education system should prepare young people for the labour market. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. 73. Write an opinion essay on the following topic: God gives us our relatives: thank God we can choose our friends. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. 74. Write a for and against essay on the following topic: Parents should be punished when their child breaks the law. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. 75. Write a for and against essay on the following topic: Internet can consume up to 80 hours a week, wreck relationships, damage health and it is the world’s fastest growing addiction. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. 76. Your name is David Brown. Write a letter to a friend called Jimmy expressing your opinion about the most recent Romanian film that was awarded in an international contest. Do not write any address.

77. Write an opinion essay on the following: The world has a faster and faster way of living. People will need to develop the abilities to adjust quickly. Many jobs will take an international nature. Robots and machines will take over many jobs. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and example. 78. Write an opinion essay on the following: Which seems the best for you: attend a college/university or work abroad? Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. 79. Your name is Leslie Down. Write a letter to a friend called Jessica expressing your opinion about the possible strong development of the tourism as a unique chance for Romania. Do not write any address.

80. Your name is Muriel Wild. Write a letter to a penfriend called Sandra to signal a severe environmental problem in your area of living. Do not write any address. 81. Write an opinion essay on the following: Advertising in our lives. Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. 82. Write an opinion essay on the following: Which should be our relationship with modern means of commnunication? Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. (Think of your attitude towards e-mail, Internet, etc. Do you keep yourself informed or do you trail behind?) 83. Write an opinion essay on the following: What is the purpose of being connected to the Internet? Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. 84. Write an opinion essay on the following: What is or what should be today’s people relationship with modern technology? Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. Suggestions: how advances make you feel, hi-fi devices, favourite electrical appliances, new equipment in the kitchen etc. 85. Write an opinion essay on the following: Break the food chain or keep up good food habits? (the contemporary world’s dilemma).Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples.

86. Your name is Thomas Porter. Write a letter to a friend called Daniel who is going to visit Romania soon. Give him travel tips and advice. Do not write any address. 87. Write an opinion essay on the following: The relationships between children and parents have changed. Do you agree to the traditional Romanian family pattern or to the tendency existing within modern families? Sustain your opinion with relevant arguments and examples. 88. Write an opinion essay in response to the following statement: Good fences make good neighbours. 89. Write an opinion essay in response to the following statement: Television has destroyed communication among friends and family.

90. Write an opinion essay in response to the following statement: When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success. 91. Write an opinion essay in response to the following statement: Not everything that is learned is contained in books. 92. Write an opinion essay in response to the following statement: If we all spoke the same language, there would be fewer conflicts and wars. 93. Write an opinion essay in response to the following statement: Where there is love, there is happiness. 94. Write an opinion essay in response to the following statement: A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.

95. Write an opinion essay in response to the following statement: If you’re not in fashion you’re nobody. 96. Write an opinion essay in response to the following statement: Home is where the heart is. 97. Write an opinion essay in response to the following statement: The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history. 98. Write an opinion essay in response to the following statement: The only thing we have to fear on this planet is man. 99. Write an opinion essay in response to the following statement: We are so busy making a living that we forget to make a life. 100. Write an opinion essay in response to the following statement: Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.


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