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Most of your English work over the next week and a bit will be based around this short film, The Alchemist's letter. Before completing any activities, you will need to watch the film all the way through - it's just over 5 minutes long. I've posted two links to the film, a Youtube link and a Literacy Shed link for those children that are in school.

CGI Animated Shorts : "The Alchemist"s Letter" - by Pixel Veil Productions | TheCGBros

Watch this beautifully animated CGI animated short film written and directed by the talented Carlos Andre Stevens! Starring 2-time Academy Award® nominee Joh...

For activity 1, you have been given a list of 'bronze level' adjectives. This means that they are very basic. Your task is to come up with 2 synonyms for each word which are of a higher level. You could use a thesaurus for this - if you haven't got one, you could use an online one. 


For example: Big - huge - colossal 

Your main task for today is to write a description of The Alchemist's machine. You have been provided with a planning sheet and a word bank. I would like you to fill in the planning sheet before writing your description. I am expecting you to write very descriptively, using lots of expanded noun phrases, adjectives and adverbs. Could you use figurative language such as personification, metaphors and similies in your writing?


Use the word bank to help you if you need it!