A Whole New World: Arabian Nights

Our first English text for the Summer will be a short description, and where best to start than the city of Agrabah? It’s the setting of our topic this term, in which we will be exploring this culturally rich yet mysterious Arabian location.

Take a look at the video below, which explores Agrabah at dusk:

Create a word bank / phrase bank of all the setting, actions, feelings and atmosphere you can see.

REMEMBER to use all five setting: touch, sight, taste, smell and sound.

Paint the picture for the reader…SHOW them rather than tell them…evoke in them the feelings of actually being there in Agrabah!

NB. Ignore the credits! 🙂

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  1. Although the sun is going and dusk is falling, there is still much heat left from the day before. The ancient city is towered over by a palace-a palace so majestic and awe-inspiring that many people come from far away just to visit the palace, walking, taking pictures, wondering.

  2. The scorching, Arabian sun painted a hazy, golden colour across the evening sky. Although it looked palatial, the awe-inspiring structure was made to reach to the heavens. Dimmed in the light, the great golden orbs stood proudly on top of the majestic palace. It was an Arabian night in Agrahbah!

  3. this is my description. i have only used 50 words:

    The building showed its white limestone walls that were topped with glistening gold. This building the most grandest of them all; it was the palace of Agrabah. Purple pink and orange were mixed together and placed in the sky. It was as if an artist had painted it a picture.

  4. The wind rushes in your face like flies to a dead carcass. The ancient town is a warren of tunnels and narrow, twisting alleys, and a maze of buildings. You feel the heat of the sun on your exposed arms- a burning, stinging heat. The pinks and purples enclosed the sky, looking like a painter’s pallet.

  5. The small city at the feet of the palace hided in its shadow.The Arabic sky was covered in a bubblegum pink placket.Long winding pathways almost glued the city together. 31 Fire spitters boast just so they can get bread, the sound of merchants bellowing “come get your spices at very low prices.” The market smelt of all the spices from around the world put together.

  6. The ancient town is a warren of tunnels and narrow twisting alleys and a maze of limestone buildings. A warren of secret underground tunnels and sellers are used to move around the city to hide from invaders in times of danger. The hot fingers of dusk claw all over you.

  7. Thick, night sky blanket consumes Agrabah. Edging forwards, the colours of purple, yellow and orange mash together forming the air. Like millions of trees swaying to the rhythm of the wind, Agrabah stands with pride, looking up to the stars which glitter like diamonds, leaning forwards to get everyone’s attention.

  8. The mystical palace stood tall and proud with a warren street full of twisting paths and mysterious tunnels, as the duck drew in mysterious creatures were flying round finding out the where to go in the maze of houses, the palace walls were made out of a material called ‘limestone’.the people stood there glaring at the beautiful view in front of their eyes, the sky was full with a rainbow-coloured clouds and was making it look like the floor is blue. The floor was wet like a damp tea towel, the palace was white as snow, the how was brown as wood the floor was dry like a person not drinking any water.

  9. Last rays of the sun paint the grand palace with a hazy, golden mist; mysteries await the arrival of light to shine upon them. As night invades, and dusk settles, the glorious city of Agrabah is washed by droplets of twinkling stars, mixed with the last spun-gold threads of day.

  10. I can’t believe what an amazing musical it will be Aladdin is an amazing movie but the question is could we do better?

  11. The moon blanket the palcec making the house look like a maze of confusen as the sky was purple,pink could this night get any more amazing than it is as the trees sway togethe like soilders standing side by side. The build’s look like frost white as we look up and i saw the twinkling stars

  12. There it stood, in all its glory. The Agrabah palace. An ombre of radiant purples and pinks invaded the mesmerising scene, as if it was covering the stars above. Bronze pillars reached towards the sky: it was like they were asking for something, something divine. Quiet murmurs scented the air.

  13. Reaching up to the gods the limestone walls of the majestic palace are covered in splashes of pink and purple. they swim in the sky like mermaids. The golden orbs stretch out to every corner of the ominous orange sky. The palace looks over at the puny buildings below it.

  14. Shadowing the city below the palace towered over the town. A blanket of purple, orange and gold cascaded the sky. Massive, sandstone pillars stretched up to the sky (as though they were trying to touch something) holding gigantic golden domes in place. Snow-white coloured walls stretched around the palace so nobody could get in.

  15. The air is full of soft, murmuring sounds. A breath of wind, like rippling silk, tickles your ears. The evening dusk is filled with noises from the draught blowing through the gap in the window-the swish of curtains, creak of a door and the clink of a light.

  16. Magical, mythical and majestic, the palace stands towering over the city below. Beneath the grand and holy place of the palace, the darker depths of the city emerge. Row-upon–row and brick-upon-brick of sandstone houses sprawl across the desert. Archways –black in the gloom- beckon you forward to the unknown…

  17. Magical, mythical and majestic, the palace stands towering over the city below. Beneath the grand and holy place of the palace, the darker depths of the city emerge. Row-upon–row and brick-upon-brick of sandstone houses sprawl across the desert. Archways –black in the gloom- beckon you forward to the unknown…

  18. The ancient town is a warren of tunnels and cellars used to move around and hide in. it is easier to explain by saying that it is a confusing maze of buildings. Looking up you see a giant sculpture of a firm built-to-last sandstone palace standing tall, proud and beautifully.

  19. The ancient town is warren off tunnels and narrow twisting alleys, and a breath of wind, like rippling silk tickles your ear you will feel the heat of the sun on your exposed arms-burning, linking heat. The sun falls like a sinking stone; a black cloak down across the sky.

  20. The towers are stuck together like statuses.
    The palace is as big as a tower.
    The sky is a mixes of colours pink, purple and blue.

  21. In year five we have also completed a setting description of agrabah! It was so fun and I can’t wait for the musical!

  22. I am ecstatic for the musical. Everyone will have a great time acting on stage. I’m Iago, an evil parrot in the musical. AWK!

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