I hope you are having a good break. I have posted your homework below. Read the extract from ‘Private Peaceful’ and then complete the activities afterwards. Remember a noun phrase is a group of words that describes an object/ place/ thing in more detail. When explaining why it is a good description of the trench, think about the feelings, smells and sights which Morpurgo describes.
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Private Peaceful P126 A sense of place
‘Our greatest scourge is neither rats nor fleas but the unending drenching rain, which runs like a stream along the bottom of our trench, turning it into nothing but a mud-filled ditch, a stinking gooey mud that seems to want to hold us and then suck us down and drown us. I have not had dry feet since I got here. I go to sleep wet. I wake up wet, and the cold soaks through my sodden clothes and into my aching bones. Only sleep brings any relief, sleep and food. God, how I long for both.’
Find three noun phrases.
How does the mud make Tommo feel?
Why is this a good description of the trench?