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GCSE/IGCSE English Language Composition 'Fairground' themed descriptive writing pack

Writing an articulate and vivid descriptive composition is a core requirement for bth GCSE and IGCSe English Language. How do we improve our skills? Improve planning? Vary vocabulary? Access good sample responses? This is a great and varied pack for GCSE/IGCSE preparation which helps you to add colour and variety to your compositions. Fairgrounds are a good preparation topic, because they are full of great details and offer you an enjoyable way of developing your vocabulary range, subject variety and range of expression. Included in this pack are:

1) A useful PowerPoint film on descriptive writing and the key skills you need to excel in it
2) TWO tasks in one: fairground brainstormer and sensory language ideas grid activities
3) Fab and funky 'Fairground vocabulary and phrases' mini-thesaurus sheet, plus a more advanced vocabulary primer sheet for you older GCSE students...use both!
4) A Powerpoint film focusing on how to tackle the task of describing a visit to a fairground
5) A sample descriptive response.

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Fairground brainbuster overview.txt (1 KB)
Fairground ideas brainbuster and sensory language grid for planning descriptive writing.pdf (360 KB)
Fairground overview of WHOLE PACK.txt (1 KB)
Final GCSE level 9 word file sample descriptive student composition.pdf (517 KB)
For 13 plus and older fairground sample composition.txt (1 KB)
What is Descriptive Writing.mpg (184,835 KB)
What is Descriptive Writing.ppt (971 KB)

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