What makes good descriptive writing?

Sensory Description This is another great tool that will help you to establish sense of place and sensory description: here Imagery Imagery is a powerful tool in a writer's arsenal. Whether you decide to make explicit comparisons (through simile) or implicit comparisons (through metaphor), you can draw upon a range of connotation already held by [...]

Dystopian Creative Writing: The Room

Here is an excellent exemplar of creative writing based on the conventions of Dystopia. This is a student piece written by Mohamed Zakaria bin Mohamed Said. It is entitled, 'The Room'. Thank you for sharing your writing. The Room The small dull-grey clock read 8:30am. I rise from the simple white linen and I look [...]

Dystopian Literature: Tier 2 Vocabulary

Weekly vocabulary lists for Dystopian Literature providing Tier 2 vocabulary for effective and sophisticated exploration of the text. Arabic translation of key vocabulary included for EAL students and word classes to encourage accurate word usage. Dystopia - Tier 2 VocabularyDownload

An Inspector Calls: Tier 2 Vocabulary

Weekly vocabulary lists for An Inspector Calls providing Tier 2 vocabulary for effective and sophisticated exploration of the text. Arabic translation included for EAL students and synonyms to encourage variety of word choice. An Inspector Calls - Tier 2 Vocabulary

ESL: Natural World

ESL:  Natural World

ESL Natural World Week 1 Vocabulary Quizizz PODCAST: Living on Earth  English Language podcast focusing on the environment and climate change Tier 2 Vocabulary and Definitions:  VocabularyDefinition1Artificial (adj.)Made or produced by human beings rather than occurring naturally2AlternativeAnother or different option, possibility or choice3Ecologists (n.)People who study the relationship between living things and their environment4Scarce (adj.)Something [...]

Unseen Poetry: Terminology

Important terminology for approaching the Edexcel iGCSE Unseen Poetry part of the exam. Arabic translations included for English Language Learners.     Vocabulary   Definition 1 Simile التشبيه في علم بلاغة When something is compared to another using ‘like’ or ‘as’ 2 Metaphor تشابه مستعار When something is compared to another through description as if [...]

Edexcel Poetry Anthology: Tier 2 Vocabulary

Important vocabulary for approaching the Edexcel iGCSE Poetry Anthology part of the exam. The words selected either appear in the poems themselves as trickier language or can be used in analysis. Arabic translations included for English Language Learners.     Vocabulary Translation Definition Synonym 1 Congregation (n.) مجمع A group of people assembled for religious [...]

ESL Resources by Topic: Living Cultures

ESL Resources by Topic: Living Cultures

PODCAST: ESL Aloud Guided instruction in speaking English for those learning English as a second language (ESL) Exam-style Writing Practice: Questions made in the style of the ESL Exam ESL Living Cultures - Writing Practice Art Galleries ESL Living Cultures - Writing Practice Music Festivals ESL Living Cultures Week 1 Vocabulary Quizizz ESL Living Cultures [...]