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Proofreading: six-plumed bird of paradise

4 - Writing Ideas

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Writing Ideas

  • Write a conversation between the two female birds that are watching the male’s performance. Do you think they are talking about how impressed they are, or what a show-off they think he is? Don’t forget all the rules of using direct speech. 
  • Write a set of instructions to help a male paradise bird, who has never done a dance before, prepare for his first ever performance. Include instructions on how to find the perfect spot, clean a stage and throw some mesmerising shapes.
  • Decide whether you will be a male or female six-plumed bird of paradise. Write a lonely hearts ad for the The Daily Paradise Prophet. For example, if you are writing as a male, don’t forget to mention your amazing dance moves, long eyebrow feathers and flashy bow tie. Dazzle those females (or males) with your most persuasive language and best-choice vocabulary!

Related Clip

The striking Wilson’s bird of paradise prepares his stage.

Credit: BBC Two – Attenborough’s Paradise Birds