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Descriptive Writing Either: Describe a family visit to a large theme park. Or Describe what is like in your family on the day you return to school after.

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1 Descriptive Writing Either: Describe a family visit to a large theme park. Or Describe what is like in your family on the day you return to school after the summer vacation.

2 Learning Objectives To determine the skills and techniques needed to successfully answer the Descriptive Writing Question in the Final Exam. Descriptive Writing

3 Select one of the two topics listed below as a starting point for your writing. Remember: · This is a piece of descriptive writing so it is more important that you describe people and places rather than narrate the events you describe. [10 Marks] · You should try to reference each of the five senses at least once in your writing. [5 Marks] · You should also try to describe the emotions associated with this event. Describe what you think and feel as well as describing the emotions shown by those around you. [5 Marks] · There are 20 Marks for the quality of your writing and 5 Marks for Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. Either: Describe a family visit to a large theme park. Or Describe what is like in your family on the day you return to school after the summer vacation. Descriptive Writing – The Question

4 The primary purpose of descriptive writing is to describe a person, place or thing in such a way that a picture is formed in the reader's mind. Capturing an event through descriptive writing involves paying close attention to the details by using all of your five senses. You should try to reference each of the five senses at least once in your writing. [5 Marks] Try to imagine yourself to be a kind of 4D 'human video camera'! With your searching zoom lens you are going to 'record' what you saw, smelled, touched, tasted and heard in the particular scene or situation the question asks you to describe.A selection of the 'stills' from your video will provide the substance for what you describe. Descriptive Writing

5 What You see 1.Think of a theme park or funfair you have been to and write a list of some of the things you saw there. 2.Take one or two objects from your list and put it into a sentence that is interesting and exciting. What strengthens description a great deal is to use a few but carefully chosen and vivid similes and metaphors e.g. When he got off the ride he looked like a man just back from a journey to Hell.' Note: To be safe ALWAYS set the time frame in the past using 'saw. Descriptive Writing

6 What You Smell 1.Think of a theme park or funfair you have been to and write a list of some of the things you smelt there. 2.Take one or two objects from your list and put it into a sentence that is interesting and exciting. At a theme park and most public places there are always food concessions and so if you cant think of anything else you can always describe what the food smelled like. Note: To be safe ALWAYS set the time frame in the past: 'smelled [or smelt]. Descriptive Writing

7 What You Touch 1.Think of a theme park or funfair you have been to and write a list of some of the things you touched or touched you there. 2.Take one or two objects from your list and put it into a sentence that is interesting and exciting. At a theme park if you are on a ride you can always describe the sensation of the wind on your face. Note: To be safe ALWAYS set the time frame in the past: touched. Descriptive Writing

8 What You Taste 1.Think of a theme park or funfair you have been to and write a list of some of the things you tasted there. 2.Take one or two objects from your list and put it into a sentence that is interesting and exciting. At a theme park there are always lots of things to taste, from a burger to a coke or even a piece of cotton candy. Note: To be safe ALWAYS set the time frame in the past: tasted. Descriptive Writing

9 What You Taste 1.Think of a theme park or funfair you have been to and write a list of some of the things you heard there. 2.Take one or two objects from your list and put it into a sentence that is interesting and exciting. At a theme park there is always a lot of noise, from the sound of the machinery to the screams of the people on the rides. Note: To be safe ALWAYS set the time frame in the past: heard. Descriptive Writing

10 Thoughts & Feelings You should also try to describe the emotions associated with this event. Describe what you think and feel as well as describing the emotions shown by those around you. [5 Marks] Whatever the event is that you are trying to describe you need to make some reference to your emotional involvement with it. So if you are at a theme park you might describe how scared you were going on a very large ride, or to describe how bored you were waiting in line to get onto a ride. Descriptive Writing

11 Your Thoughts & Feelings 1.Think of a theme park or funfair you have been to and write a list of some of the emotions you experienced there. 2.Take one or two objects from your list and put it into a sentence that is interesting and exciting. At a theme park fear and excitement will probably be the principal emotions you experience. Note: To be safe ALWAYS set the time frame in the past: scared & excited. Descriptive Writing

12 The Thoughts & Feelings of Others You would normally go to a them park with other people, friends or family and they will go on rides with you. How do they react? 1.Think of a theme park or funfair you have been to and write a list of some of the emotions you saw other people experience there. 2.Take one or two objects from your list and put it into a sen1tence that is interesting and exciting. At a theme park fear and excitement will probably be the principal emotions you see other people show. Note: To be safe ALWAYS set the time frame in the past: afraid. Descriptive Writing

13 SPG Remember there are 5 Marks available for SPG so take care when you write to make sure there is accurate Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar in your work.


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