Minotaur for sale! Descriptive writing

Last updated: 09/05/2022
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Minotaur for sale! Descriptive writing task
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Children are invited to write a compelling description of the minotaur to persuade someone to buy it from King Minos! A word bank and sample text is provided for support. An engaging writing task for the topic of Ancient Greece or as part of work on myths and legends. 

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King Minos has appointed you to sell the Minotaur of his maze for money to save his daughter, Princess Ariadne, who has been kidnapped to a neighbouring island.

He wants you to produce a description of the Minotaur to use in a 'For sale' advertisement.

Remember to use persuasive language and powerful adjectives to allow the reader to create a picture in their mind!

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