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Student Work

Imaginative story set in the past

This exercise was part of a term of work about Ancient Civilisations! This is in Level 3 of the Critical Reading and Writing course. For this story, Charlotte had to imagine that she was an ancient Japanese rice farmer who was making the dangerous journey to Korea to sell her harvest.


Going to Korea by Boat

By Charlotte Leung, P3


Last week, I went to Korea. It was a scary trip. First, I went by myself, so I had no-one to comfort me. Second, I went by ship. The ship was wobbling so badly that I had fallen off my seat and twisted my ankle. Because of that, I needed to hold on to crutches all the time. Last by not least, I didn’t have enough money to pay the fare. So I had to stay on the boat for a whole week. What a terrible trip!