Most students have been taught by their teachers to include a problem or conflict in the plot of their stories. While that may not be strictly necessary, difficult, or even inadvisable for certain composition titles, the idea of introducing an obstacle that the protagonist has to surmount seems inevitable when crafting a story based on the 2021 PSLE English Composition topic, a promise.
Let’s look at the details of the question!
Paper 1 (Writing)
Part 2: Continuous Writing (40 marks)
Write a composition of at least 150 words about a promise.
The pictures are provided to help you think about this topic.
Your composition should be based on one or more of these pictures.
Consider the following points when you plan your composition:
What was the promise?
Was the promise kept?
You may use the points in any order and include other relevant points as well.
Trying to write a coherent and engaging story within the time limit of an examination is no easy task!
In this article, we help students organise their thinking process by breaking down the task into simple-to-follow steps.
What does the word promise mean?
Definition: a declaration or assurance that one will do something or that a particular thing will happen
For this composition, it is more prudent to write a story about “keeping a promise” instead of “breaking a promise”.
Tip: For the story to be engaging, the protagonist should have to overcome at least one obstacle in order to fulfil his or her promise.