Literacy Task - Explaining Words

Zakoo, the alien, does not always understand long explanations of what things are or do. Your task is to explain in a set number of words what an object is or does.

For example: Tea - hot, brown liquid.

This word is explained by three words. Can you think of any other things that those three words also describe? What about coffee or hot chocolate?

Task One

Describe these words using only FOUR words.

  1. Television
  2. glasses
  3. Settee
  4. flower
  5. Oven
  6. video
  7. Towel
  8. computer
  9. Apple
  10. Ball

Task Two

Describe these words using only THREE words.

  1. Watch
  2. Car
  3. Dog
  4. Radiator
  5. Stairs
  6. Fire
  7. Torch
  8. Teacher
  9. School
  10. Rabbit


Can you think of only TWO key words, which describe these five everyday items?

  1. Comb
  2. camera
  3. Radio
  4. toaster
  5. football