Here’s another writing to describe revision task for question 5 on the AQA foundation paper. Again, I must issue a warning to those English teachers who despise use of the term “powerful words” – I’ve used it here and it’s bound to make some teachers puke, sorry, nauseate. To translate for their benefit, and to put this in terms of the exam paper assessment criteria, students should use less common and rare words and demonstrate the knowledge and skill to use linguistic features. There’s an Alka-Seltzer in the cupboard.
Also, I found this word list online at http://img.docstoccdn.com/thumb/orig/74010813.png and thought it might help.