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Watch Out for Aliens!

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Write a news report about the events that led to this sign being placed here. Include some quotes from witnesses, what did they see? How did people feel about what happened?

  • How long has this sign been here?
  • Why was it placed here?
  • Who put it up?
  • What are the buildings in the background?
  • Where does the road go?
  • Make a list of stories that feature aliens. How are aliens described in the text? Why do you think that is?
  • Another word for alien is “extraterrestrial”. What does the prefix “extra” mean? Make a list of other words with the “extra” prefix.
  • Design your own road sign.
  • Find out why road signs are different shapes and what the different shapes mean. This webpage from the Design Museum is a good starting point for British road signs.

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