Understanding how the senses are
used in a text
• Select a S to read the paragraph to the class.
• Working individually, Ss find words/phrases
related to the senses.
• Ss tell their partner which senses are described.
Suggested Answer Key
A: I could feel the cold ground from the
words ‘cold, stony ground under me.’
B: Yes, me too. I also felt the helplessness
from the words ‘I lay motionless waiting
for help to arrive.’
A: I could hear the sound of a heartbeat when
I read ‘My heart was thumping wildly.’
B: Could you? I could feel it.
A: I felt I had a headache when I read ‘my
head was throbbing with pain.’
B: Me too. Then I could hear the sound of the
A: Yes, I could hear it screeching and the
sound of the siren wailing.
B: I also saw the lights of the ambulance
A: Then I could hear the ringing sound, ‘a
strange ringing sound in my ears.’
B: Then finally the taste of the blood, ‘the
salty taste of blood filling my mouth.’ etc