Last security tower


  • Describe this setting. What can you see/hear/smell/feel? Can you use a simile, metaphor or personification?
  • Where do you think this is?
  • What are these buildings used for?
  • Why are there only lights on inside a few of them?
  • What do you notice about the style and shape of the buildings? Have you ever seen a setting like this before?
  • What is the mood of this picture? Consider the light and shadows, the colours used, and the finer details (e.g. the birds circling the tallest towers; the moon still visible through the clouds; the darkest silhouettes in the foreground).
  • Which building is the ‘last security tower’? How do you know?
  • Are there other security towers? Why would a place need more than one security tower?
  • Vocabulary: What does security mean? What does secure mean? Find synonyms of secure. What is the opposite of secure? Find antonyms. ‘Secure’ is a homonym – what does this mean? Explore the different meanings of ‘secure’.

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