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Practise GCSE Descriptive Writing: Example essays

This is your one stop shop for example descriptive wiritng essays for GCSE. I include 6 different example essays that describe walking through different settings that are familiar to me (like my local park, my home, a seafront, etc). There are also more example essays that are more difficult, such as writing tasks that force you to put yourself in someone (or something) else's shoes and write from their perspective; or use your creativity and imagination to create a living and engaging description from an image or image description; or finally create your own metaphorical world and use all the other techniques available to you. These are perfect if you're relatively comfortable with first person descriptions and want to expand your repertoire! Each of these are analysed and unpicked to expose the techniques we have studied up until now (similes, metaphors, vocabulary, soundscapes), all of which are available as resources and videos on my profile. Each Journey includes a writing task for you to practice your own descriptions, to then check against the example essays or mark yourself.

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Preview of video 1. Journey through a place you know: My local park
Lesson 1

1. Journey through a place you know: My local park

Preview of video 2. Park Metaphor Personification
Lesson 2

2. Park Metaphor Personification

Preview of video 3. Journey through the House and Memories
Lesson 3

3. Journey through the House and Memories

Preview of video 4. A Journey to the Seafront - Example Essay
Lesson 4

4. A Journey to the Seafront - Example Essay

Preview of video 5. A Journey through a Violent Memory - Example Essay
Lesson 5

5. A Journey through a Violent Memory - Example Essay

Preview of video 6. Journey on a Beach with James Joyce - Example Essay
Lesson 6

6. Journey on a Beach with James Joyce - Example Essay

Preview of video 7. A Journey through Two Seasons - Example Essay
Lesson 7

7. A Journey through Two Seasons - Example Essay

Preview of video 8. Journey Through Close Up (with Katherine Mansfield) - Example Essay
Lesson 8

8. Journey Through Close Up (with Katherine Mansfield) - Example Essay

Preview of video 9. A Journey Through Close Up (with Katherine Mansfield) - Example Essay
Lesson 9

9. A Journey Through Close Up (with Katherine Mansfield) - Example Essay

Preview of video 10. A Dog's Journey Through Your House - Example Essay
Lesson 10

10. A Dog's Journey Through Your House - Example Essay

Preview of video 11. A Persona's Journey Through Your House
Lesson 11

11. A Persona's Journey Through Your House

Preview of video 12. How Best to Think About an Image
Lesson 12

12. How Best to Think About an Image

Preview of video 13. A Journey Through A Photograph - Example Essay
Lesson 13

13. A Journey Through A Photograph - Example Essay

Preview of video 14. How To Think About A Painting For Descriptive Writing
Lesson 14

14. How To Think About A Painting For Descriptive Writing

Preview of video 15. A Journey Through A Painting - Example Essay
Lesson 15

15. A Journey Through A Painting - Example Essay

Preview of video 16. A Student's Journey Through An Exam - Example Essay
Lesson 16

16. A Student's Journey Through An Exam - Example Essay

Preview of video 17. A Journey of A Toddler as an Astronaut - Example Essay Exploring the Extended Metaphor
Lesson 17

17. A Journey of A Toddler as an Astronaut - Example Essay Exploring the Extended Metaphor

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