Video Writing Promts



Watch the video and write about sacrifice. As seen in the clip Katniss Everdeen, the main character in The Hunger Games, volunteers to be a tribute to save her sister’s life.

Have you ever sacrificed something for someone you love?  Describe your sacrifice and how it made you feel to give something up for another person.

Here are som more clips from the film. See if you can come up with some more ideas to write about.


This week’s work – futuristic jobs and technologies

As you start to finish off your dystopian writing you now have the chance to show off some skills in English by either reading, talking, listening or writing about some futuristic things. It’s up to you to decide what to work with. Ask med for guidance if you don’t know what to improve.

Futuristic jobs

  • You can choose to read about jobs that are likely to appear in 15 years from now here. For instance they think that a job we will need is a robot counsellor. Write about some works you think is likely to be needed and why you think so. You could also retell some articles to a friend and se if you’ll match the up the criteria.

  • In the articles you will also find out about jobs that we have today like teacher. What will change in school and what do pupils and teachers have to face? What skills are important that we work with in school? Is it still reading, listening, talking, and writing? Do we have to focus on somehting different?
  • Can you come up with your own ideas of jobs? Write a list and some criteria and descriptions of them.

Futuristic technologies

  • In this article you can read about ten futuristic technologies that are likely to appear in 15 years. What do you think about them and can you think of other technologies that we need and should be invented? Talk to a friend or write about them.
  • In this video you can se how they make a heart. Discuss the video with a friend.
  • And in this video you can se how Google glass works. Discuss the video with a friend.


Do you have some more ideas don’t be afraid to ask me if you can do that as long as it has to do with the future.

How to write a sensory poem

How to start?

  • Brainstorm the emotions Katniss experiences.
  • Choose one emotion for the poem.
  • Associate the emotion with the five senses (taste, smell, feel, sound, look).
  • The last line of the poem will include a metaphor of the emotion.

Writing template

Title (Emotion)

  • (First line) (Emotion) is (color)
  • (Second line) What does the emotion taste like?
  • (Third line) What does the emotion smell like?
  • (Fourth line) What does the emotion feel like?
  • (Fifth line) What does the emotion sound like?
  • (Sixth line) What does the emotion look like?
  • (Seventh line) (Emotion) is _____________(include a metaphor).

Example to look at


Frustration is beige.

It tastes like burnt oatmeal

and smells like the pages between an old book.

It feels like choking and gasping for air in a smoke-filled room

and sounds like the drone of locusts on a summer’s day. (svärm av syrsor)

It looks like the fingernail dents in the palm of my hand

Frustration is an empty well at the edge of a desert.