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What is a verb? What is an adverb? What is an adjective? What is a noun?
Verbs ± action words
Try to avoid using obvious or boring verbs ± here are some powerful descriptive verbs. Think of three more and write them on your worksheet. Soar rush plunge struggle plod plummet creep tiptoe wriggle race drop crash click roar stink burn drench flash gasp scream dream float drown sink climb scramble fall bounce grip panic hurry flip jump reach «
Adjectives ± describing words
The whole point of adjectives is to describe ± you¶ll definitely need plenty of these! Try to choose the very best adjective to describe exactly what you mean. Here are some wonderful adjectives ± think of three more and write them on your worksheet. Boiling scorching deep high magnificent shiny bright thick dusty cold red dangerous wild flat alive dead busy silent empty crowded warm sunny wet dry blurred chaotic calm incredible dull lonely «
Adverbs ± words that describe how a verb is done.
Adverbs give a bit more information about how an action takes place. They can really add to a description, helping you become as precise as possible. Here are some effective adverbs ± think of three more and write them on your worksheet. Quickly seriously joyfully calmly quietly brightly merrily loudly mournfully secretly silently angrily gloriously bravely nervously slowly smoothly mysteriously «
Nouns ± naming words
Nouns are really important in a description. You need to use the right names for things, and be accurate and precise. Nouns are just as beautiful and descriptive as the other word types, and help your writing feel realistic. Here are some useful nouns ± think of three more and write them on your worksheet. Hill cave valley river water mud dust sky space rock sand pebble droplet grass tree flower pit chasm tide weed air wind cloud rain light pool glass brick wall ice fire «
You now need to write a description of a journey in an unusual place on a bicycle. Imagine that your bicycle can take you anywhere. Use your notes and word banks and let your imagination take you to far-off places!