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Tuesday, 3 December 2019
Summer learning journey. Activity 1 DAY 2
DAY 2: SPORT & LEISURE
Activity 1: Faster than a speeding bullet
is a world famous athlete (sprinter).
She currently holds the record for the 100m sprint and has
been crowned “world’s fastest woman” a record four times!
Shelly-Ann was born and educated in
, a small
country in the
that has produced
successful athletes and sportspeople. During her
college years she did well in athletics, winning the Jamaican
Schools Championships at the age of 16. She subsequently
went on to win many races at both the Olympics and the World
Championships. Over the years people have compared her
running speed and that of other elite sprinters, like
to many things, including animals!
When people make these comparisons, they often say things
like: “Shelly-Ann is as fast as a cheetah” or “Shelly-
Ann is fast like a fighter jet”. These comparisons are
. In many cases, similes are not exactly true.
Shelly-Ann_Fraser-Pryce_Moscow_2013_cropped.jpg, Erik van Leeuwen, GFDL
For this activity, please create four new similes.
You can use the starters below or you can make up your own.
… is as fast as…
(eg: The brand new Ferrari
is as fast as a lightning bolt)
… is as tall as…
… is as small as…
… is beautiful like...
On your blog, share the similes that you
have created with your readers.
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