Exciting Sentence Openers: feral pig

2 - The Grammar Bit

The Grammar Bit!

Read the four sentences opposite. You’ll notice that they each start in a really interesting way (highlighted in bold).

  • The first sentence starts with a ‘ly’ ending adverb
  • The second sentence starts with an ‘ing’ ending verb
  • The third sentence starts with an ‘ed’ ending verb.
  • The fourth sentence starts with a simile. (Don’t forget that a simile is a descriptive tool that uses the words ‘as’ or ‘like’ to compare one thing to something else.)

With your talk partner, see if you can replace the words ‘noisily,’ ‘threatening’ and ‘angered’ with suitable alternatives. Can you also replace the simile “Like a bulldozer” with your own?

Scintillating Sentences

1) Noisily, the feral pig, who was foraging for food, wandered past the hidden camera trap.

2) Threatening the entire future of the rainforest, the feral pigs ate the newly laid cassowary eggs.

3) Angered by its egg-eating antics, the cassowary chased the pig through the rainforest.

4) Like a bulldozer, the destructive pig ploughed up the forest floor with its snout as it rooted for food.

Did you know?

Feral (wild) pigs frequently wallow in mud. It is thought that they do this to both cool down and remove any troublesome parasites.