Which of the following is not a form of writing to imagine, explore or entertain?
Diaries & letters
Annotate this short extract from Captain Scott's diary to show where the conventions of writing to explore have been used.
There are 9 modal verbs.
Look at the text opposite. What primary purpose has it been written for?
Choose the most powerful verb from each of the drop down menus to complete this piece of writing to imagine.
There was no doubt about it! This monster, this natural phenomenon that had puzzled
stumped( puzzled, confused, stumped ) the learned world, and overthrown
overpowered( overthrown, overcome, overpowered ) and misled
fooled( misled, deceived, fooled ) the imagination of seamen of both hemispheres, was, it must be owned, a still more astonishing
surprising( astonishing, brilliant, surprising ) phenomenon, inasmuch as it was a simply human construction.
Drag and drop the annotations to show how sentence length and punctuation are being used in this piece of writing to imagine to create particular effects. The extract is taken from Pat Barker's novel Noonday which is set in London during the Blitz. Here two of the characters are attending a fire caused by a bomb.
Which of the following are forms of writing to entertain? Choose all that apply.
When creating a piece of writing to entertain it is O.K to use colloquial language, including slang terms and jargon.
Annotate this text to explain what makes it entertaining.
Which of the following are conventions of writing to imagine, explore and entertain? Choose all that apply.
Complete this piece of writing to describe by choosing the most powerfully descriptive words and phrases from the drop-down menu. It is the opening of a story about one soldier's experience on the battlefields during the First World War.
The muddy field
battleground( muddy field, quaggy battlefield, battleground ) was empty
devoid of life( empty, deserted, devoid of life ) and the cold wind was blowing on my
gnawing at my
lashing my( blowing on my, gnawing at my, lashing my ) face. I was alone
isolated( alone, desolate, isolated ) and felt tired
worn-out( felt tired, exhausted, worn-out ). I hadn't slept for a long time
for what felt like years( for a long time, for ages, for what felt like years ). My legs ached and my worn-out
broken-down( worn-out, ragged, broken-down ) boots were heavy because of the mud
like lead weights due to the mire
dirty because of the filth( heavy because of the mud, like lead weights due to the mire, dirty because of the filth ).
I could still hear the deafening sounds of fighting
haunting sounds of the battle
loud noises from the battle( deafening sounds of fighting, haunting sounds of the battle, loud noises from the battle ). Smoke rose slowly
came from( rose slowly, curled gently, came from ) from the places where the bombs had fallen
craters left by the exploding shells
shell-holes( places where the bombs had fallen, craters left by the exploding shells, shell-holes ). I saw the broken remains
burnt-out remains( broken remains, skeletal remains, burnt-out remains ) of tanks that had been hit
obliterated( hit, destroyed, obliterated ) by shells. All around lay dead people in their uniforms
lay the empty husks of my fellow men
lay the dead of the battle( lay dead people in their uniforms, lay the empty husks of my fellow men, lay the dead of the battle ). The frozen faces looked at
watched me( looked at, admonished, watched me ) me as I walked
stumbled( walked, trudged, stumbled ).
I searched for my friend among the dead. I continued looking for hours
to forage among the dead for hours
searching for hours( looking for hours, to forage among the dead for hours, searching for hours ). It got dark and cold
grew dark and raw
became dark and dank( got dark and cold, grew dark and raw, became dark and dank ). I had to go because it would have been dangerous to stay
nothing could survive here for long
to stay would mean certain death.( it would have been dangerous to stay, nothing could survive here for long, to stay would mean certain death. ).
Which of the following techniques could you use when writing to describe?
Choose all that apply
Adjectives and adverbs
Technical or specialist vocabulary
Bullet point lists