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Good Vocab / Phrases / Metaphors and humour to use in English exam watch

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    My English exam resit is coming up next month, and the thing that let me down was:
    - Not enough complex / unique / sophisticated vocab;
    - Not enough metaphors (only similes - and even they were explicit);
    - No humour - for originality; but it can't be explicit, it has to be more unique.

    So, could you share some of your words / phrases, that are, maybe, from a past papers question like: "Write a letter to your headteachers"; or, "describe a car park at night."

    BTW: This is a GCSE with WJEC.
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    With regards to vocabulary variation - we were given a task one lesson to just pick out 5-10 ridiculous adjectives from a dictionary, typically what would never come in normal conversation, and just learn them/small phrases with which you could apply. There is always a descriptive task so you can normally stick a good few in there!
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    ^^^ Yep, that's a good idea. However I can't put humour into my essays at all. That's the main problem, as if I get humour / irony in my piece, I can achieve an A*, because that's (apparently) original.
 
 
 
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