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A Day in Pompeii

www.zeroonestudio.comA Day in Pompeii, a Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, was held at Melbourne Museum from 26 June to 25 October 2009. Over 330,000...

TASK: Imagine being in Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupts. 

  • Where are you? 
  • What are you doing? 
  • When did you sense something was wrong?

Describe what happens next as Mount Vesuvius begins to erupt causing tremors and ash to fill the sky. Use your senses to help build a picture for your reader


What do you need to include in your writing?. 

  • Capital letters and full stops
  • Fronted adverbials and commas 
  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Similes (like or as)/ Metaphor (is/was)
  • Powerful verbs

Take a look at the examples below to help you