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Let's start today by reminding ourselves what adjectives are. Click on the picture below to watch a short clip.

Some adjectives have similar meanings and it's important to choose the correct ones.

For example: big, tall, massive, gigantic and long can all be used to describe the measurement of an object.


Would it be correct to say the tall, long boy?


No, that's right! It doesn't make sense.


How about the tall boy with long legs?


Phew! We got it right this time.

Remember, icebergs are made of ice (which is frozen water) so it would be strange to describe them as frozen, icy icebergs.


In our book, Chris Judge the author, describes them as gigantic icebergs, which is much better!

It's important to understand the meaning of new words when we read a book. Let's take a look at the vocabulary on the blurb.

Use the online dictionary by clicking on the link below to search for the meaning of these words:






If you are at home, talk with an adult about the meaning of these new words. Choose three of your favourite words from a list and use them in new sentences. Write them in your blue book.


An example could be:

The path is treacherous when it snows.