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Write Descriptions of Places

In this worksheet, students write descriptions of different places, concentrating on their five senses.

'Write Descriptions of Places' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:   Vocabulary Awareness

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

The place where the events of a story happen is called a setting. When you are writing stories it is important to describe the setting well so that readers can picture the scene in their heads. To do this you can use adjectives, verbs and adverbs to make your writing more interesting to the reader.

 

Look at this description of a fairground in a story:

 

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Although it was getting dark it seemed like the middle of the day as Naomi pushed her way through the crowds. The lights on the stalls glowed and reflected red on people's faces, while above her head the big wheel turned and happy screams rang out. The sweet smell of popcorn drifted from the refreshment booth on the breeze. She shivered with a mixture of excitement and cold. 

 

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The description tells us what Naomi could see, hear and smell at the fairground. One way of describing a setting effectively is to think about our five senses (seeing, hearing, smelling, touching and tasting). In this description, Naomi can smell "sweet popcorn" and hear "happy screams".

In this worksheet you can look at pictures of different settings and write descriptions of them.

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