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Description

An episode about eating sweets from a dramatisation of the book 'Boy: Tales from Childhood' by Roald Dahl. The young Dahl and his friends are seen buying, eating and describing sweets such as gobstoppers, liquorice and sherbets.
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First broadcast:
17 September 1991

Classroom Ideas

Useful to model how everyday things, such as eating sweets and chatting with friends can be brought to life by vivid description. Discuss how the author uses verbs ''…the sherbet fizzed in your mouth'' and adjectives such as ''Gobstoppers were enormous, hard round balls'' to create a clear picture for the reader.

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