Thought provoking

Year Five 2014

Writing is an essential and very important life skill. Year Five have been practising their writing skills all year using great books, however Miss Azzopardi and Mrs Elchaar have noticed that most students write simple sentences and do not include compound or complex sentences very often.

Simple sentence: The dog barked.

Compound sentence: The dog barked, the cat meowed and the rabbit chewed. 

Complex sentence: The dog howled loudly although he was well fed. 

You should try to incorporate the following into your writing.


  • So
  • As a result
  • As a consequence
  • Therefore
  • Consequently
  • Due to
  • Thus
  • Hence
  • Because


  • Obviously
  • Generally
  • In fact
  • Especially
  • Importantly
  • Clearly

Contrast / Comparison

  • However
  • Nonetheless
  • Although
  • Even though
  • Despite
  • In contrast to
  • In comparison
  • While
  • Whereas
  • On the other hand
  • Similarly
  • Likewise
  • Compared with
  • Compared to


  • Tough
  • Extremely
  • Malicious
  • Enormous etc


  • Loudly
  • Quickly
  • Slowly
  • Quietly
  • Softly
  • Gracefully
  • Courageously
  • Generously

Figurative Language

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