Fascinating Facts


Colorful Descriptions

As you write your letter, look for opportunities to include colorful descriptions of the locales (places) you visit.

Great descriptions appeal to all five senses:

Here is an example:

That night, as we sat around the fire, sparks floated upward then disappeared into the star-lit sky (sight). The smell of the rabbit roasting on the fire made my stomach rumble with hunger (smell). Khalil, our guide, sang a traditional song, while his friend beat softly on a native drum (hearing). We ate the rabbit with our hands, pulling the greasy meat apart with our fingers (touch). Khalil had seasoned the meat with paprika, and the peppery flavor was smoky and delicious. (taste).

Instructions for the Quiz

Answer the Questions.