Developing writing! Using an array of adjectives in your writing to describe settings and actions! Oh, this is going to be a great developing writing task. I love this! I’ve missed putting so much into my writing, and now as English learners, it’s time to learn a few things.
- What is the last story you read? What was it about?
- Did you like the story? Why/why not?
- What do you think makes a good story?
Match 1-10 with a-j to make similes.
- as strong
- as cold
- as quick
- as cool
- as quiet
- as fresh
- as clear
- as easy
- as solid
- as light
a. as a daisy
b. as a feather
c. as ice
d. as ABC
e. as a mouse
f. as a flash
g. as mud
h. as an ox
i. as a cucumber
j. as a rock
Vocabulary – Ways of Talking
A. “Oh well, I won’t be able to go to Japan this year,” I sighed.
B. “It can’t be! I thought you weren’t coming!” I gasped.
C. “No! You’re going in the wrong direction!” I yelled.
D. “But I’m already working 10 hours on Saturday!” I whined.
E. “It’s a cockroach!” I shrieked.
F. “Don’t tell anyone I told you,” I whispered.
G. “Sorry, I didn’t really wanna take you, nor see you,” I muttered.
H. “Oh, no! Why are we going there!?” the kids groaned.
- to speak in a loud high voice because you are so scared or angry that you cannot control yourself.
- to speak in a loud voice because you are angry, excited, or in pain.
- to speak very quietly so that other people can’t hear you.
- to speak in a way that shows you are unhappy.
- to speak breathing out slowly, making a long soft sound, especially because you are disappointed, tired, annoyed, or relaxed.
- to speak while you are breathing in suddenly, for example because you are surprised, shocked or in pain.
- to complain in a way that annoys other people.
- to speak in a low voice that is difficult to hear.