Writing inspiration from Paul McCartney

30-Sep-2009

MEC Trainer, Joanna Trzmielewska, writes:

 

 

Why don’t you bring a little bit of music into your writing classes. TIMESONLINE recently discovered, in a local library in Liverpool, an essay written by Paul McCartney at the age of 10. At the beginning of the essay, young McCartney mentions the coronation of William the Conqueror and then focuses on the Coronation Day of Queen Elizabeth II. The essay is praised for its good turn of phrase and neat writing.

The essay won McCartney a book token, which he received from the lord mayor of Liverpool.

You can easily use the essay during your writing classes with teenagers and adults. The writing provides an excellent opportunity to look closer at sentence construction and the usage and range of adjectives while reporting an event. The essay may also serve as an aid to practise present and past tenses as well as the passive voice.

 

If you want to download the essay and the article click here.

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