Category Archives: PSLE Composition Topics

Topics to prepare for

Mishaps: incidents arising from carelessness, forgetfulness, laziness (breaking something, accidentally dropping something from an upper floor, injuries, getting lost), attacked by animals, blackout

Follies: incidents arising from disobedience, mischief, dishonesty, anger, arrogance, cruelty (pranks, foolish stunts, vandalism, cheating, fighting, quarrelling, bullying)

Thoughtless acts: incidents arising from greed, impatience, laziness, selfishness (littering, not helping those in need)

Crime: theft (burglary, robbery, shoplifting, pickpocketing, other petty thefts); littering, animal cruelty, terrorism (bomb, bomb hoax), kidnapping

Accidents: road, drowning, near drowning, fire

Acts of God: flooding, lightning strike

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Picture stimulus 2002 – 2012

2012 – home - the room is decked out for a party; two children are painting on the wall when their father opens the door;  the children then duck under the table

2011 – zoo - an elephant sprays water at a visitor holding a camera

2010shopping mall – a girl drops an ice cream cone from the first floor onto a man on the ground floor

2009beach – a boy is pinched by a crab while picking litter with his classmates

2008park – a child falls into a hole

2007foot of HDB block – two children throw eggs from their window at two students below

2006park – a ball rolls into the path of a cyclist

2005roadside – a car splashes water onto two school children at a bus stop

2004canal – boys fishing; one boy climbs over the rails

2003outside school – motorcycle accident occurs during dismissal time

2002park – boys disturb a beehive

Scenario-based stimulus 2002 – 2012

2012 – library – heard a strange noise at the library; noise grew louder and louder

2011 – shop – a few people rushed out of a shop as you approached it

2010bus stop – an elderly woman approaching unsteadily

2009shopping centre – heard a strange noise

2008lift – robbery

2007MRT train – blackout

2006supermarket – fire

2005school -a child sobbing during recess

2004home – power failure / blackout

2003home (corridor) – burglary / theft / break-in

2002beach – people running in different directions

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