Writing examples for national exam
Writing examples for national exam

Writing topics in the national exam are templates / examples that are meant to help students in their writing task during the national exam. it includes :

  1. Writing a report.
  2. Book / Film review.
  3. Personal (informal) letter.
  4. Official (formal) letter.
  5. Argumentative / opinion essay.
  6. Cause and effect essay.
  7. Advantages and disadvantages essay.
  8. Descriptive essay (object / place / person).

 

1. Report

A report must at least contain these elements:
  1. Place of the event.
  2. Time of the event.
  3. Number of the attendants.
  4. What happened.
  5. Your evaluation/opinion

Normally the topic is as follows: Write a report about………..

Last……….(write the date)……… I attended / there was a……..(name the activity)…….It took place in ………(country, city, place)………..The ….(event)…. was about ……………….Several people attended it, approximately ……(number of the attendants)……….. were present. The activity continued for …………….. (say for example: 4 hours, half a day, 2 days, 1 week etc.) ………………………..There were different activities during the event, such as …………………(say what happened throughout the event)……………………...
Finally I …………………. (give your opinion/evaluation of the event)…………………because it was time for me to (give some reasons to justify your evaluation)

2. Book/film review

Imagine you have seen a movie or you have read a book which you really liked. And you loved that much to the extent you want to tell everyone about it. What will you tell them about the film/the book you have watched/read?

You will tell them:

  1. The title of the film/book.
  2. The writer/producer
  3. Date of publication (book) or production (film)
  4. Genre of film/book
  5.  Director and actors (film)
  6. Characters (book if it is a novel or play)
  7. Duration  (film)
  8. The story of the film/book
  9. Your evaluation/opinion.

Normally the topic is as follows: Write a review of a film or a book that you have seen or read

…………….(Title of the film)……………… is one of the films that attracted my attention. It was produced by………….. (name of producer)………………. in (date of production)…………..It is a …………(genre e.g. an action / detective / story / drama / humour / thriller / sci-fi / comedy / adventure / western etc.)………………… film. The castings are the famous ……….(names of actors)……………………….

During (1h30 / 2 hours / 45 minutes etc.) …………….(Name of the film)…………………… evolves around ………………. (give a brief summary of the film)…………………….

To sum it up, I really ………………….(you opinion/evaluation)………… because it (justify your opinion)……………..

 

…………….(Title of the book)……………… is one of the books that attracted my attention. It was written by………….. (name of writer)………………. in (date of production)…………..It is a …………(genre e.g. an action / detective / story / drama / humour / thriller / sci-fi / comedy / adventure etc.)………………… book. The major characters of the book are ……….(names of characters)……………………….

…………….(Name of the book)…………………… evolves around ………………. (give a brief summary of the book)…………………….

To sum it up, I really ………………….(you opinion/evaluation)………… because it (justify your opinion)……………..

3. Personal letter

A personal letter (also called informal) is a letter that you write to someone of your age , s/he can be your friend or your sibling etc. The layout must be respected.

Informal letter
Informal letter template

4. Formal letter

An official letter (also called formal ) is a letter that you write to someone whom you look up to, it can be the headmaster of your school , your teacher , a manager etc. The layout must be respected

Formal letter
Formal letter layout

5. Argumentative / opinion essay

An Argumentative / opinion essay is an essay in which you agree or disagree with an issue. It is in this kind of essays where you are whether For or Against an idea or matter. You need to convince the reader that your idea is right. Of course this is done by providing reasons to support our opinion. It is one of the most common essays in TOEFL, IELTS and TOEIC tests.

The outline would be like that:

I. Introduction

Explanation of the issue

II. Body

  • Paragraph one:

A. Your first argument.

B. Your second argument.

C. Your Third argument.

  • Paragraph two

D. First opposite argument.

E. Second opposite argument.

F. Third opposite argument.

III. Conclusion

State a summary of your point of view.


Usually the questions are like that:
What is your opinion / give your opinion / what do you think of / do you think that …..?

  • Introduction (explanation of the issue)
Nowadays the issue of …………(name the subject matter you want to discus)…………………….. is a serious matter, because (give a general reason, don’t rush into details now)……………………………... Yet, a lot of people don’t think so. The reason for this is …………………………………….(give a general reason, don’t rush into details now).
  • Body
  1. Paragraph 1 (your arguments)

There are several reasons behind the importance of ……………………(name the subject)……..
To begin with, ……………….(The 1st reason)…………………………………………. secondly, …..
……………….(The 2nd reason)………………………... Also, ………………….(the 3rd reason)……
………………(note here, you can use as much as you can of reasons).

2. Paragraph 2 (the opposite arguments)

On the other hand, there are people who don’t stand on the same ground for this matter. They think so because of different arguments. First of all, ……………….(The 1st reason)………………….. Moreover, ……………….(The 2nd reason)…………………………………. In addition to this, ……………….(The 3rd reason)…………………………(note here, you can use as much as you can of reasons too).

  • Conclusion (Stating your point of view)

To sum up / in my opinion / as I see it / I think / I believe that the issue of……………………. is of a paramount importance because of (state some of the reasons you provided before in another way) .

 6.  Cause and effect  essay

It is another common type of essays in The Baccalaureate Exam. In cause/effect essay you discuss the causes (reasons) for something, effects (results) or both causes and effects.

I. Introduction

Explanation of the issue

II. Body

  • Paragraph one: Causes

A. 1st cause.

B. 2nd cause.

C. 3rd cause.

  • Paragraph two: effects

D. First effect.

E. Second effect.

F. Third effect.

III. Conclusion

State a summary of your point of view.

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I. Introduction

…………………………. is a serious matter/issue/phenomenon that……………………………..

threatens/affects…………….negatively/positively. It is the outcome of different reasons and

of course it has several………. effects too. I am going t shed lights on both causes and

consequences of ………………...

II. Body

There are several/numerous/plenty of reasons behind ……………………………………………

……..(the subject you are discussing) ………………... To begin with, …………………………

(1st cause)…………………………………………. Next, ……………………………………………….

(2nd cause)…………………….. In addition to this, …………………………(3rd cause)………...

………..(your subject matter)………….leads to different consequences/results/effects.

Firstly…………(1st effect)…………………………. Secondly, ……………..(2nd effect)………..

Thirdly, ………………………….(3rd effect)…………………………….

III. Conclusion

As mentioned before, ………………..(your subject matter)……….

has many effects on …………………………. Hence there are numbers of measures to be

taken urgently. First ………………second……………………………………finally……………………..

7. Advantages and disadvantages essay

It has the same structure as the Cause/Effect essay. Just change the word causes with advantages, and the word effects with disadvantages.

I. Introduction

Explanation of the issue

II. Body

  • Paragraph one: Advantages

A. 1st advantage.

B. 2nd advantage.

C. 3rd advantage.

  • Paragraph two: disadvantages

D. First disadvantage.

E. Second disadvantage.

F. Third disadvantage.

III. Conclusion

State a summary of your point of view.

 

I. Introduction

…………………………. is a great invention that has numerous advantages. yet there are

many disadvantages too. So what are the positive and negative sides of ……………….

II. Body

There are is no doubt that ……………………………………………  (the subject you are

discussing) ……………. has many advantages….. To begin with, …………………………

(1st advantage)…………………………………………. Next, ……………………………………………….

(2nd advantage )…………………….. In addition to this, …………………………(3rd

advantage)………...

On the other hand, it has disadvantages too.………..(1st
disadvantages)…………………………. Secondly, ……………..(2nd disadvantages)………..

Thirdly, ………………………….(3rd disadvantages)…………………………….

III. Conclusion

As mentioned before, ………………..(your subject matter)……….

has many disadvantages on …………………………. Hence there are numbers of measures to

be taken urgently. First………….second………………finally……………………..

8. Descriptive  essay (describing an object, a place or a person)

7.1 Descriptive  essay (describing an object)

A descriptive essay is generally characterized by the use of adjectives . it tells how something looks, feels, smells, tastes, and/or sounds

7.2  Descriptive  essay (describing a place)


A descriptive essay is generally characterized by the use of adjectives . it tells how something looks, feels, smells, tastes, and/or sounds

7. Descriptive  essay (describing a person)


When describing a person , you should speak about the physical appearance of that person and of his/her personality.

  • what does s/he look like? (physically)
  • How does s/he dress?
  •  what does s/he look like? (personality)
  • What attracts you to that person? What do you like most about him or her?

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