Writing an advertisement with adjectives

In this activity, you will write a brief entry advertisement that describes a product and makes it sound as attractive as possible.

Goals

Lesson Plan

The teacher explains that today, we will write Ebay advertisements to sell products. To make your item sound attractive you will need to describe it in detail, using a range of adjectives. 

Slide 1 of the Activity page in the right menu presents a sample Ebay entry that students can examine and discuss. What adjectives are used in the ad? What adjectives could have been used?

Slide 2 presents the product list to choose from. Students may also invent their own product to advertise.

Students think carefully about how they use adjectives in their descriptions. Once they have written their descriptions, they can highlight the adjectives they have used. Then, they can share their ads with their neighbours, and/or with the whole class.

Students may also wish to try writing one very strong, descriptive advertisement with evocative adjectives, alongside one very poor, dull advertisement with bland adjectives!

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Writing an advertisement with adjectives: Activity

Fairydolls Toy Peapod Family

Approximate heights 16cm, 12cm and 8cm.

These little figures have a dense staple polyester filling. All felt used here is a good-quality wool blend. Heads are natural beechwood beads.

Suitable for gentle play or lovely Christmas stocking fillers.

All natural materials. Original hand-crafted items.

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