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Today's English lesson focuses on Similes and Metaphors.



A metaphor is a word or a phrase used to describe something as if it were something else.

For example: A wave of terror washed over him.

The terror isn't actually a wave, but a wave is a good way to describe the feeling.



A simile describes something by comparing it to something else using the words like or as.

For example:

  • The snake moved like a ripple on a pond.



Click the link below to watch the videos about similes and metaphors and take part in the activities - filling in the gaps and changing the boring descriptions into similes and metaphors! 


Send us pictures of your best simile or metaphor! 


My best simile would be.... the classroom was as loud as a lion's roar! 


My best metaphor would be.... my heart dropped at the sight of the mess.