Can anyone help?
I remember reading a great thread recently in which a couple of clever posters had summarised the 5 or 6 (or more??) basic types of story-themes typically asked for - the I-was-scared-but-survived; the summer's / winter's day; the monster (may have got these wrong but you get the ghist). Problem is, I can't find this thread now. Any suggestions where I should look?
I have copied here some (imho) interesting titles from some English essay writing books that I have, that I thought may make useful practice for pupils preparing for their eleven plus English essay writing exam. In some instances, Iâ€™ve slightly modified the title to make it more appropriate for 11-year-olds.
The actual books are prepared by Abraham Sung (see scans):
Hereâ€™s the first batch of titles:
â€¢ Break time at school.
â€¢ Write a story on: A lost key.
â€¢ Is life too hectic to enjoy fully?
â€¢ My favourite memories.
â€¢ A farewell party.
â€¢ An attempted robbery.
Some more challenging titles for those who think the above are easy peasy:
â€¢ Describe the scene and the activities at a bus station.
â€¢ What are your reactions to discipline? How far is it necessary both at home and at school?
â€¢ The twentieth century is an age of greed. Do you agree?
â€¢ In what respects does the life of your generation differ from that of your grandparents?
â€¢ Write about how people from your area earn their living and how various jobs affect family life.
â€¢ Discuss the good and bad effects of competition in modern life.