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Adjectives

In English, the students in Five White have been learning to write Literary Descriptions. It is very important that Literary Descriptions contain useful and interesting adjectives. An adjective describes a noun or pronoun, for example:

Three white swans swam in the lake.

She put several purple flowers in the vase.

Adjectives can be very useful as they can turn an ordinary sentence into an extraordinary one! When they are used correctly, they can make your conversation or your piece of writing very interesting. In order to use adjectives effectively, you need to choose them wisely.

While adjectives keep our sentences interesting, they are also very important in our daily lives. Adjectives help us to explain what we want. For example, if you wanted to buy a car, you would need to use adjectives to describe the kind of car you wanted – you couldn’t go to the car dealer and simply ask for the car of your dreams without explaining it. You also couldn’t ask for the specific coloured ice block at the canteen without using an adjective! Can you think of any other times when you would need to use adjectives?  

Click here for a list of 1 100 adjectives!

Challenge: Using the list of adjectives in the link above and/or in the Wordle below, write at least five interesting sentences.

(If you aren’t sure of what one of the adjectives means, you need to find it’s meaning before using it in a sentence).   

Adjectives - Wordle

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