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Mood & Tone

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Use description to show feelings

In one or two paragraphs, describe a place you know well in the tone of someone who is:

  • happy
  • sad
  • scared
  • confused

Choose at least two emotions from the list. Describe the same place each time.

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Sharpen your senses

Describe the room in your house where you spend the most time. Note all the details and include what you see, hear, smell, taste and touch.

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Test your memory

Ask someone to arrange different things in another room, then time you while you look around the room for 15 seconds. How many details can you remember and write down?

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