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Writing prompt #12 – Your life in pictures

Use these writing prompts or create your own:

  • Write about the story of your life so far (ESL)
  • Life is a journey. Write about your journey so far
  • Imagine you are 50 years old. Write about your life. Where do you live? What do you do? Who are your family members? What are you most proud of? What are your greatest achievements?
  • Bring in a few photos of your life so far, including early and recent photos. Use the photos to write about yourself.
  • Select a section of this photo story and write about it.
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Posted by on August 17, 2010 in Writing prompts


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Discussion prompt #4 – Cubehead advertisement

This is a very clever and original advertisement.

Think about and discuss the following questions:

1. What role does the element of surprise play in this advertisement? How did you feel when you saw the man’s face?

2. Were you expecting the advertisement to be for a drink? How is the idea of the man’s face connected to the drink?

3. The message ‘clicks’ at the end of the advertisement. Do you think this is an effective way to advertise, to keep people wondering until the end? Why is that?

4.  The technology of this ad is impressive. How important is technology in the making of this ad, and in the making of ads in general?

5. How important is the idea or concept for the success of the ad? Is the concept more or less important than the gimmicks or special effects? Give reasons for your answer.

6. The caption at the end reads ‘Brains perform best when they’re hydrated’. How important is the caption to the advertisement? What role does it play in the ad, and how effective is it at the end of the advertisement?

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Posted by on August 9, 2010 in Discussion prompts


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