命题作文是常见的作文测试题型。其写作特点是：短文写作仅提供了题目或大标题，如My Friend，Movies and TV，The Hope Project，What Do you Usually Do after Class?等。这就给考生提供了更大的发挥空间，短文的论点需要考生根据作文题目提供的信息自己确定，然后展开讨论，最后得出结论。例如：
Directions：For this part，you are supposed to write a composition in English in 100-120 words based on the following topic.Remember to write it clearly.
我最喜欢的电视节目(My Favorite TV Programme)
My Favorite TV Programme
Nowadays，television pays a more and more important role in our daily life.There are many programmes on TV everyday.My favorite programme is“Human and Nature”.This programme provides us with aural scenes and the life of all kinds of animals.Born and brought up in the cities， we young people have no chance of seeing nature.The programme just enables us to makeup for it.We can get a lot of knowledge about nature.Besides，the pictures are very beautiful and some of the mar every valuable.So in my op ii on，it is one of the most attractive programmes both for children and adults.It's really a great joy to watch it.If you don't believe， just watch it yourself.