• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Marathon run-Speaking and listening/descriptive writing

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

A Hard Effort An ominous task looms large ahead of me. The weight of expectation is on my shoulders. There is an unimaginable amount of self pressure created on myself to win. I have a desire to win, I want to win and that's why I'm going to give it my utter best. People said it was impossible for me to win this marathon, I was cruelly criticised that I was either "too short in size" or "far too young to compete". Although there was so much doubt on my participation, despite this I still remained as eager as ever to win the gold medal. Blistering and blaring sun was pouring humid heat on me and there was a sense that I could possibly be a victim of dreadful dehydration. The sky was as clear as crystal, not a single cloud was in sky which suggested that I wasn't to be treated to the luxury of overcast clouds or any rain. ...read more.

Middle

My heart was pounding as if it attempted to break out of the rib cage. My stomach started to develop painful cramps, which felt like an excalibur being stabbed into my chest. My throat was as dry as a bone and I was dreaming of myself in the spring of heaven as the spit in my throat gradually started to block my throat. The worst was yet to come; in hardly any time two other athletes had overtaken me, what was astounding was how elegantly and swiftly their run was. Both of the athletes showed no sign of tenderness or pain. Both these athletes continued to widen the gap as they started to accelerate like a racing car; I was looking down the barrel and heading towards the bronze medal. Would I even be able to attain bronze? Everlastingly long, the finish line never seemed to come. ...read more.

Conclusion

A medic then came to help by placing me in an ambulance and then by supplying me with Oxygen. I felt reviled and rescued, the race was over and I was now recovering and in the next couple of minutes I was going to be presented my bronze medal. Even though I had not won the bronze medal which I had initially aspired for, I realised that winning the gold was beyond my capability. I had given a hundred percent, my absolute best and I was satisfied with my effort. I was content. From this day on my idea of success had changed. What I had realised is that being a champion isn't necessarily being on top, it's also about commitment and in the race I was committed, I gave it my best effort, I took it in the right spirit, I was sheer delighted with my result and therefore I am a champion. ?? ?? ?? ?? Adil Cader - Year 11 GCSE English Descriptive Writing Coursework ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Writing to Inform, Explain and Describe section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Writing to Inform, Explain and Describe essays

  1. "Gateway to heaven"

    "Mei Ling, chin ai de, why are you sitting here wasting your time?" I looked up from the front steps of the flat into my mother's tired eyes, "Umm mamma, I'm just thinking" "Ai yah, you sound like Jing Yee, just 'thinking' about nonsense all the time, where is your je je anyway?"

  2. "Gateway to heaven" - Tiananmen Square

    The talk of the school today was the students of Ren Da and Bei Da and their protest at Tiananmen Square. It was all over the news "Today, at Tiananmen Square, thousands of students peacefully protest China's education system and call for the reformation of China's government as they chant 'the internationale.'

  1. Great Expectation

    Ironically, life among the upper classes does not represent salvation for Estella. Instead, she is victimized twice by her adopted class. Rather than being raised by Magwitch, a man of great inner nobility, she is raised by Miss Havisham, who destroys her ability to express emotion and interact normally with the world.

  2. On the Run.

    I held my briefcase tightly, I made it to the top of the stairs, and it felt like walking a whole mile. I reached the top of the stairs; a light was already on in the house. I didn't now if I left it on or not, so I warily got my keys out my pocket.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work