Relative clauses: mudskipper

4 - Writing Ideas

Inspired by Nature Worksheet

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Writing Ideas

  • You are a crab living among the Japanese mudflats shown in the clip. Imagine your surprise when you encounter, for the very first time, a mudskipper. Describe your thoughts and feelings in a diary entry.
  • Writing as a male mudskipper, write a lonely hearts ad for the Daily Mudflat Mail. Don’t forget to mention how impressive your burrow is and how high you can jump!
  • Write a Japanese haiku poem that describes a moment in the clip. This could be the moment the mudskipper rolled in the mud or when it leapt into the air.

Related Clip

A mudskipper fills its muddy egg chamber with air.

Credit: BBC One – Life