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Writing Stimulus - Volcano!

It was the moment they had been dreading for decades: the volcano had finally erupted. The earth shook as torrents of golden death cascaded over the helpless landscape. Clouds of ash swarmed over the countryside, enveloping everything in their path. Chaos reigned as the beast that had been sleeping for years, now awoken, smote his fury upon the world.


The sky glowed like molten iron. The world was on fire. It was nature's turn to take its revenge.


Use your senses:

  • What would you hear?
  • What would you see?
  • What might you smell?
  • What do you think you would feel?


Write your own description/short story about the volcanic eruption.


Using the Alan Peat 'Emotion word, (comma) sentence' structure, write some sentences to go with this picture.

Try writing a description, or even an adventure story using the scenario in this picture. Use some Alan Peat sentences to practise your sentence skills and add interest.