Tag: Explanation Essay 2022

Explanation Essay (Practice Test) – Special Place in the Community

A Special place in the Community: Panmure Basin

  1. The Skate Park – Helps coordination, gives a fun hobby, help you get in shape

  2. Nature – Reduces Stress, The sun gives you vitamin D, helps eyesight 

  3. Friendly for all types of people – Large walking base, very flat (no bumps), good for scooters, bikes etc.

The perfectly circled walk of Panmure Basin, is a special place. This 3.2 km and 30 minute stroll has lots to offer. You can go for a joyful skate, and try out some new tricks. Relieve some stress with the sunlight or look at the beautiful trees. Even just going for a simple walk with your family members.

The skate park is fun and fitness in one. There are more than ten boxes, ramps and rails to do tricks on. This provides help with coordination in your hands, eyes, legs and feet. Coordination doesn’t only assist with physical health, but boosts self confidence. Skating is a hobby for a lot of people. The skatepark gives a quick and easy place to feed this hobby. There are just under 100 million skaters world wide. It is important to do things that are fun, but also help your body in a physical state. Skating helps with physical health, and improves your stamina.

There is nature all around. Trees, bushes, grass, birds, the Sun and much more. Studies have shown that being around nature helps with physical and mental health. It lowers blood pressure, reduces nervous behaviours and improves your overall mood. Being in sunlight has many benefits, it gives you an important vitamin. This vitamin being Vitamin D, it is needed for maintaining healthy and strong bones. Nature gives your eyes a chance to define things far in the distance. Your eyes can benefit from nature too!

The walk is friendly for all types of people. From a family to the elderly, everyone can enjoy it. The walking space is wide, meaning families can walk and enjoy each other’s company. Scooters and bikes can ride with a large space beside.It is very flat, with only few bumps. Meaning that it is friendly for the elderly, they can walk and appreciate the experience. 

From a skatepark to long walks, those are the things that make the Panmure Basin special. Many other things lay around the basin, but these are the most noticeable. Panmure Basin is a special place, and has a place in people’s hearts.


Task Description:

Today in Literacy we had a practice test. Tomorrow we have a real test, so we thought we would just prepare for it. We were tasked to write an explanation essay about a special place in our community. I chose the Panmure Basin, read my essay to learn more!

Explanation Essay – Topic 1 Practice: G.I is the best community in NZ

Task Description:

Yesterday we practised the introduction of an explanation essay. Today we practised our 1st topic paragraph with the introduction/plan from yesterday. The 1st topic paragraph had to be 6 sentences.



The community puts their full trust into our community centres to entertain our people. Places like Te Oro, where people can dance, sing and have fun. It was created as a group project by the local community, the iwi, Auckland council, the architectural firm Archimedia, musicians and artists. The G.I library has a range of  books for everyone, it was established in 1887 and opened on the 26th of March. They can get lost in a magical world or learn facts about dinosaurs. The Pt England reserve, which was recently updated with a beautiful pathway. The community can enjoy the nature on a peaceful walk,run or cycle.

Explanation Essay – Introduction Practice: G.I is the best community in NZ


G.I, the community that makes a change. This small, but distinctive community is located close to the waters of  Tamaki estuary. It offers schools, with lot’s of learning opportunities. People who are unique and stay true to themselves. You can find most of these people at community centres like Te Oro, or reading a book at our local library.

Task Description:

Yesterday we practised the plan of an explanation essay. Today we practised our introduction with the plan from yesterday. The introduction had to be 5 sentences.

Explanation Essay – Plan Practice: G.I is the best community in NZ

G.I is the best community in NZ

  1. There are lots of schools, which gives kids lot’s of learning opportunities.

  • Pt England

  • Tamaki College

  • Ruapotaka Primary

  1. Everyone in the community is unique.

  • LGBT

  • Pacific

  • People with disabilities

  1. There are many places that people around the community can connect and have fun.

  • Te Oro

  • Library 

  • Beach/Reserve 


Task Description:

This week we are learning about Explanation Essays. To write a good essay, you have to have a good plan, so that is what we practised today. I came up with 3 ideas and then added some bullet points/reasons why they make G.I a good place.