In the GCSE exam you usually have the choice of using a picture to write a story or description. it can be a tricky decision - do you use the picture right in front of you and hope you can write enough, or go with the story starter ideas with nothing to help but your imagination?
In this task, I want you to practice using the same picture for a story and a description so that you can see how differently these turn out, and which you personally find easier. When it comes to the exam, practice like this can help you make the best decision to suit you and your skills.
Notice how my ideas for story and description are different. I want your finished pieces of writing to be different too, with only the picture to link them. However, details you find in the picture can be the same - both description and story can include a young footballer in a brightly-lit stadium. It's what you create around those details which matters most.
I have given you slightly more guidance than you usually get in the exams, but we are just practicing so I don't want you to struggle!
Use the picture to write a story about overcoming fear.
Write a description inspired by the picture with an exciting atmosphere.
© Amanda J Harrington 2020