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Expanded noun phrases: Portuguese man o'war

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning how to write sentences that contain effective expanded noun phrases.

Context: Portuguese man o’ war


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Credit: BBC One - Blue Planet II

Clip Description

Although it looks like a jellyfish, this ocean predator is a siphonophore – a creature that is made up of lots of different organisms, all working together as one.

In this fascinating clip, a Portuguese man o’ war bobs on the surface of the ocean with its stinging tentacles trailing far below. These lethal body parts are used to stun and reel in prey. But with no obvious mouth parts, how will the man o’ war digest its fish supper? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Can you make a list of strong verbs that describe how the different body parts of the man o’ war moved?

e.g. bobbed, trailed, digested,…