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monochrome mobile phone screen with architecture also seen behind it

Write a product description for a new mobile phone. The ad will appear on online tech review sites. You are limited to 50–75 words.

First, create a name for the phone and decide on its features.

Then, write a sales pitch describing the phone. Use these words in your description:

  • hottest
  • never seen before
  • phenomenal
Tourists inside a cave

Write an ad for a travel tour. The ad will appear in the National Geographic magazine and online site. You are limited to 50–75 words.

First, decide where you will visit and what you will do there, how you will travel, how long the tour lasts, etc.

Then, write a sales pitch describing the tour. Use these words in your description:

  • life-changing
  • dazzling
  • leading authority
FOR SALE sign in front of corner of house with garden

Write a real estate description for a house that's for sale. The description will appear on several real estate websites. You are limited to 50–75 words.

First, decide on the type of house and the kind of neighborhood it's in.

Then, write a sales pitch describing it. Use these words in your description:

  • enchanting
  • hurry
  • privacy
Dirty kitchen windows over a sink

Write a product description for a window-washing service. The ad will appear in the local newspaper and online. You are limited to 50–75 words.

First, create a name for the service.

Then, write a sales pitch describing the service. Use these words in your description:

  • ashamed
  • miracle
  • professional
head of a vacuum cleaner on blue rug

Write a product description for a new vacuum cleaner. The description will appear in both print and on-line catalogues for an appliance store. You are limited to 50–75 words.

First, create a name for the vacuum cleaner.

Then, write a sales pitch describing it. Use these words in your description:

  • effortless
  • tested
  • toxic
Athletic shoe dissolving into paint splatters

Write a product description for new athletic shoes. The ad will appear on an online shopping site that sells sports equipment. You are limited to 50–75 words.

First, create a name for the shoes.

Then, write a sales pitch describing the shoes. Use these words in your description:

  • state-of-the-art
  • turbo-charged
  • unbelievable
Woman in 1950s style clothing and car

What influences the styles, values and interests of a generation? Why are different generations so different?

Support your answer with specific details and examples.

Mannequin heads on a wall

CLAIM: Unfortunately, in contemporary society, creating an appealing image has become more important than the reality or truth behind that image.

Do you agree or disagree? Write an argument supporting your opinion.

A vintage coke ad.

What strategies do companies use to persuade us to buy products and services? Describe a good ad campaign and say why you think it is effective. Also write about a bad ad campaign. Say what they did wrong and suggest how they could have done a better job.

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