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Use Powerful Vocabulary and Figurative Language to Describe a Setting

In this worksheet, students read a description of a setting and then write their own description, concentrating on the use of powerful vocabulary and figurative language.

'Use Powerful Vocabulary and Figurative Language to Describe a Setting ' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:   Create Fiction

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Read this description of a setting from a story.



Josie emerged from the dunes onto a vast, deserted beach. In the distance the mist wrapped its fingers around the forest and hills, leaving only their tops visible. Seagulls whirled and called overhead, but on the beach itself there was nothing but sharp-smelling seaweed and a few pieces of brittle driftwood.

She paused for breath, aware of the salty breeze cooling her hot cheeks. Surely she would be safe now in this beautiful place?


The writer has used a number of techniques to create this description.

In this activity, you will be asked to examine the techniques and then write a description of a setting of your own.

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