2020 PSLE English Composition Question Part 2 - Sample Response

Updated: Jan 29, 2021

Based on the possible plots outlined in the previous post, which picture(s) would you choose to base your story on?

Here's a recap of the composition question.


Write a composition of at least 150 words about something that was lost.

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:

  • How did it get lost?

  • Was it found?

You may use the points in any order and include other relevant points as well.


Below is a sample response based on the picture of an unattended handphone on a bench.

“Wait! Slow down, Snoopy!” I cried.

It was Snoopy’s first outing at the park and the excited beagle was exploring his surroundings with great zest. Snoopy was chomping on flowers, sniffing at passers-by and barking at petrified birds. It took all my energy just to keep up with him.


· Setting is established and main characters are introduced

It was only when Snoopy wandered off the footpath to take a leak by a tree that I had a chance to catch my breath. My weary legs were begging for respite, so I headed towards the nearest park bench. As I got near, a metallic object glinting in the sun caught my eye.

A mobile phone!


· Short dramatic sentence