How to write a descriptive piece based on the coastline. The presenter advises students to start off by gathering the names of things you see and hear along the stretch. He suggests adding adjectives for the description before mixing the creations together to complete the text before sharing his written work.

First broadcast:
30 November 2007

This clip could be paused before Steven gives his description of the scene and then, leaving a word bank on display, work with students to write a class description of the scene. Encourage students to use all of the words in the bank, as well as adding some of their own. Students could then compare their class description to Steven's. Whose is better? Students could take a whiteboard or notepad outside and find themselves a place to sit in the playground. They could note down three things they can see, three things they can hear, and three adjectives to describe them. Back inside the classroom, students could use their notes to write descriptions, or they could stay outside and write their description in chalk on the ground.