Using your thesaurus, jot down words to use in your description of either: (a)
The scene in a busy airport terminal
The scene in a street market
The scene entering a sports or music venue
The scene at a busy road junction /traffic lights
The scene at a school bus stop
Perhaps find alternatives to hot/cold, loud/quiet, hard/soft, bright/dull, excited/bored, good/bad, big/small, nice/ugly, quickly/slowly, happy/sad etc. etc. etc.
List the various different scenes you are going to describe, e.g. The scene at a school bus stop
Scene - General description(“long ranch shot”) including which bus stop it is and what time, general noise/general observations 2.
Person - A particular person at the front of the queue
People - Older group gathered against the wall
People - Couple in love
Scene - Buss appearing in distance , pulling into stop
Person - people getting on bus, but focus on a person
Scene - bus pulling away into distance
Write 2 “killer” similes/metaphors (using as or like) e.g. The boy clung onto his mother’s thigh like a limpet onto a rock. a)
NB You can still use the thesaurus to help you on these activities.
Write using the senses. Write a brilliant example of:
Write an excellent example of personification (describing an object as if it’s a person), e.g..: The enraged (better than angry) sea smashed furiously (better than angrily) against the innocent rocks.
Write 2 brilliant metaphors (where you say something is something else ) e.g..: His garish (flashy/in bad taste) shorts...
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