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Irish setter dog lying under a juniper bush

What is your favourite place to go on the weekend? Say why it is your favourite place. What do you like about it? What do you do there?

Train track junction where one branch splits off from another

Describe a moment when your life changed forever. What happened? How is your life different now? What did you think and feel? Do you wish you could go back to your life before it happened?

Growing up, I always wanted to be either an astronaut or Peter Pan. What did you always want to be? What do you do now? How close are you to your dream?

Start like this: 

When I was a kid, I always wanted to be a...

Man's wrists in handcuffs

Why do you think people commit crime? What makes a person commit a crime? How many different reasons can you think of? What should be done to reduce crime?

Homeless man holding sign "Seeking human kindness"

Do you think people are naturally selfish or altruistic? Why? Use evidence to support your position. Don't forget to think about the counterargument. Make sure you refute it.

Diverse young women and one older woman in French train station with luggage

Have you ever lived abroad to study or work for a long time? Think about these things when writing your answer:

  • Did the experience change you in any way? How?
  • Did your thoughts or feelings about your country change? How?
  • What did you miss about home?
  • Did you realise that there are some things about your home country that could be done better or differently?
Blue and white plates broken on a cement floor

Explain a failure you have experienced. What happened and what did you learn from it?

Two White male students at table in library

Some parents tell their children which school he or she should enter and what to learn there. Others say to their kids that they should study what they are interested in and make their own choices. Which kind of education is effective? Explain your reasons.

young girl crying, red hair, freckles

Describe a difficult problem you have had in your life and how you overcame it.


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