Direct speech: walrus

4 - Writing Ideas

Inspired by Nature Worksheet

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Writing Ideas

  • Watch the related clip (below). Imagine that you are Sivuqaq, the 18-year-old, male Pacific walrus featured in the clip. Use your persuasive writing skills to write a lonely hearts ad for the Arctic Express. Describe your appearance, your likes, dislikes, hopes and dreams for the future.
  • Imagine that you are an underwater cameraperson. Just like David Reichert, your assignment is to film a walrus from the ocean. However, things don’t quite go to plan when a protective female starts to behave in an aggressive way towards you. Write about this encounter.

Related Clip

Sivuqaq, the two tonne walrus, is still looking for a mate.

Credit: BBC Two – Natural World