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Yesterday, you looked at a biography based on Titus Salt. You began to gather information about his who he was and what he did.  

Today, we will focus on a descriptive paragraph from the biography text and analyse it further. By doing this, you will be able to gather ideas for description and steal vocabulary choices to use in your newspaper report on Thursday.

Read the descriptive extract written by a writer for a newspaper then complete the tasks below.

Task 1: Highlight all the adjectives in the text.

Task 2: Explain the writer’s point of view and what he is telling us.

Task 3: Answer the following questions.

  • Define the words: abode, excrement and stagnant
  • Why did the writer use the word inmates to describe those who lived in Bradford?
  • Which town did the author visit?

Mrs Corcoran