Similes: Komodo dragon

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning how to write effective similes.

Context: Komodo dragon

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Credit: BBC One - Planet Earth II

Clip Description

The Komodo dragon is the world’s largest living lizard. These huge reptiles are great swimmers, and they can often be spotted paddling between four of Indonesia’s islands – Komodo being one of them.

In this fascinating clip, two gigantic male Komodo dragons fight each other in a bid to seize territory. With serrated teeth, sharp claws and a club-like tail, the battle is ferocious. As they rear up onto their hind legs, how will this particular battle end? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Can you think of some strong verbs to describe how the different body parts of the Komodo dragons moved at different points in the film clip?

e.g. (tail) thrashed, (legs) lumbered, (jaw) clamped,…