Bmc english language_composition(n_level)

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Bmc english language_composition(n_level)

  1. 1. LET’S WRITE CREATIVELY! English Composition assignment N’ Level Preparatory Course 31 Jul 2013
  2. 2. AGENDA  By the end of this lesson you will be able to  Understand the structure of descriptive essay  Construct sentences that convey a full description  Practice writing a descriptive writing piece
  3. 3. TRAITS OF GOOD WRITING  Good writing has the following characteristics:  Ideas  Organization  Word Choice  Sentence Fluency  Editing
  4. 4. WHAT IS DESCRIPTIVE WRITING?  It is a form of free writing that allows the author to:  Develop the interest in his/her reader by providing details and elaboration about:  person, thing or event.  The description is organizing the details, actions or events in order and through the use of:  descriptive words (adjectives, adjectival clauses etc.)
  5. 5. DESCRIPTIVE WRITING STRUCTURE  A good piece of descriptive writing has: • - References to the five senses: • Sight, Sound, Smell, Touch, Taste (where applicable)  - Logical and effective order of sentences, structure, & sequence.  - Use transitional words (e.g. “then”, “suddenly”)  These words emphasize the sequence of the events and description.  - place supporting details where they are most appropriate  Add interesting words that give a better sense of the atmosphere. (“fiery sunsets, calm, soothing waters etc.)  - use a conclusion that gives - a sense of resolution
  6. 6. • Sight: • The morning crowd had been gathering around in a courtyard. They were waiting for a performance to begin but not a lot of people noticed an old lady by herself. It is peak hour and many are rushing for their buses • Sound: Loud conversations among commuters and the sound of road traffic is deafening. The honking of cars and vehicles in the street provided a steady rhythm of the city. • Smell: The smell of local dishes wafted through the air and persuaded many people to have an early lunch • Touch: (May not be applicable…as the picture is about a hawker at a bus interchange • Taste: (May not be applicable…as the picture is about a hawker at a bus interchange
  7. 7. LET’S PRACTICE A FULL ESSAY  In a few moments, a photo will appear on the screen.  Using the picture I want you to come up with a story around which describe the scene.
  8. 8. CONCLUSION  What are the traits of the good descriptive writing?  What are the senses that can be used to develop descriptions?

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