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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

Difficulty level:  

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.

Look at these pictures of a beach in summer and imagine you are there.

 

 

Think about what you can see, hear, smell, touch or taste and how you feel. Write a description of the scene, trying to make it as interesting as you can.

You don't need to include all five of your senses, but try to mention at least three. Use powerful vocabulary (not words like 'nice' or 'big') and remember to write in sentences with capital letters and full stops.

Now look at these pictures of a very different scene.

 

 

What would you see, hear, smell, touch or taste here? How would you feel?

Write a description of this setting. Like last time, try to include at least three of your senses. Use powerful language and remember to write in sentences with capital letters and full stops.

  • Question 1

Look at these pictures of a beach in summer and imagine you are there.

 

 

Think about what you can see, hear, smell, touch or taste and how you feel. Write a description of the scene, trying to make it as interesting as you can.

You don't need to include all five of your senses, but try to mention at least three. Use powerful vocabulary (not words like 'nice' or 'big') and remember to write in sentences with capital letters and full stops.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award up to five marks for the description.
  • Award two marks if at least three senses have been referred to. Award one mark if only one or two are mentioned.
  • Award up to two marks if the description includes powerful vocabulary.
  • Award one mark if most sentences are correctly punctuated with capital letters and full stops.
    • Question 2

    Now look at these pictures of a very different scene.

     

     

    What would you see, hear, smell, touch or taste here? How would you feel?

    Write a description of this setting. Like last time, try to include at least three of your senses. Use powerful language and remember to write in sentences with capital letters and full stops.

    CORRECT ANSWER
    EDDIE SAYS
    Award up to five marks for the description, using the same criteria as for the last question.
  • Award two marks if at least three senses have been referred to. Award one mark if only one or two are mentioned.
  • Award up to two marks if the description includes powerful vocabulary.
  • Award one mark if most sentences are correctly punctuated with capital letters and full stops.
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