Creating a paragraph using only words…

This lesson was one that solely revolved around words. We looked at analysing, formulating, simplicity and decoding.

First Ricardo gave us the task of thinking of 20 general words based around London. He then gave us the same task, except it was to think of 10 words based on our journey to university that morning. Mine can be found below:

20 general words:

  1. Home
  2. Culture
  3. Transport
  4. Busy
  5. Rich
  6. Freezing
  7. Fun
  8. Shopping
  9. Arty
  10. Opportunity
  11. Music
  12. History
  13. Dirty
  14. Poor
  15. Expensive
  16. Tourists
  17. Practical
  18. Diverse
  19. Open
  20. Industrial

10 words (journey):

  1. Smelly
  2. Hot
  3. Hustle
  4. Annoying
  5. Smart
  6. Tasty
  7. Cold
  8. Awakening
  9. Bumpy
  10. Loud

We were then put into groups and asked to each pick one word from either of our lists in order to complete the next task, which was a word bridge. 6 people in our group meant we had 6 words to choose from which were:

  1. Contrast
  2. Fast
  3. Busy
  4. Foreign
  5. Awakening
  6. Mysterious

Once we had our words we needed to pick two; a beginning and an end, then use the other 4 words to fill in the rest of the bridge. Once we had decided the order we each had to create sentences that connected word 1 to word 2 and word 2 to word 3 etc. I came up with a paragraph that only used each one to make it flow better.

‘The contrast of lifestyles leads to a fast paced environment, from transport to coffee shops, its always busy. Foreign visitors, too busy sightseeing are provided with an awakening to this mysterious city…’

Once we had all come up with a paragraph we had to come together and merge all our ideas into one singular paragraph. The final one is below:

‘Its a common complaint amongst Londoners is how slow the public transport system is, however the fast pace of commuters contrast this. Fast growing developments lead to busy streets. Foreign visitors, too busy with sightseeing are provided with an awakening to this mysterious city…’

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