I've heard this before: that very general titles are the best because pupils won't lose marks on irrelevant material. I'm teaching the environment just now, so shall I call my task title ' my environment'? I want them to write about their local area, its advantages and draw'backs, its environmental problems, what they have already done about them and what they will do in the future. But I can't call it 'my local area' because they recently did a speaking CA on their house and home which I stupidly called 'my home and my local area', and they're not allowed to hand in 2 similar titles, are they? Jumping through hoops...... And no, I don't think they'll just using stuff from their exercise books - I think they'll always make up their own stuff as well, which will show their true standard - they're too creative to just copy from their books 100% of the time. And I don't think there will be enough stuff in their exercise books about those precise questions. That's why I'm scared that my grades will be low.