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Descriptive Writing Task

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  • Submitted: 10/01/2010
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GCSE Writing to Inform, Explain and Describe

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Nina Bartels

Writing task

Abandoned, dusty and ancient are my only words to describe the house. As I stood by the very rusty gate covered in withered leaves. There it was by my grandmother's house very old and fragile. Just like her. It went up for sale so quickly; I barely got a chance for a last look around. The rocking chair was immaculate, just how Grandma Betty liked it, as the strong wind blew the dead, dry brown leaves, across the cracked pathway towards the porch, the chair rocked with it. Very calmly, as the wind howled. I just came back for a few things, my belongings. Already the look of the house had taken me aback, it hasn't been that long since grandma Betty died and already I feel like I am standing at the gates of a haunted house.

As I stand here, I can just about remember the great Christmases we all spent here. Me, mum, dad, Grandma Betty and Josh. Although we had a very small family, Christmas always seemed to be so exciting. Grandma always cooked the best pies, apple crumble... my favourite. She always knew I loved custard

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