DESCRIPTIVE ESSAY -PURPOSE-• The purpose of a descriptive essay is to describe a person, place, or thing in such vivid detail that the reader can easily form a precise mental picture of what is being written about..
DESCRIBE A PERSON
DESCRIBE A PERSON -Who can you describe?-• Someone you admire• A famous person• Someone who had an impact on your life• An interesting person you met.
ADJECTIVES TO USE• interesting, shy, diffident, pushing, overbearing , talented, lonely, sociable, likeable, a pest, intelligent, introvert, extrovert, approachable, unapproachable, businesslike, humble, timid, practical, impractical, a good, conversationalist, anti- social, a sport, a snob, a bore, a well-known, difficult, arrogant, shrewd energetic, conceited, modest, brash, self-confident, lazy, ambitious, easy-going, strict, cunning.
When describing people you may want to include…• Physical appearance• Personality, character• Attitudes, behavior• Interests, hobbies, profession• Your personal impression / opinion
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO INCLUDE?GRAMMAR & CONTENT VOCABULARY • What are they famous for?• Conditionals (If I could • What do they look like? meet..., ...) • What is their personality like?• Comparisons • What do you admire most about them?• Phrasal verbs / set • What would you do if you met phrases them?• Linkers of addition (also, • Physical appearance moreover, as well, too, • Personality, character what is more). Pay • Attitudes, behavior attention to the order! • Interests, hobbies, profession• New adjectives • Your personal impression / opinion
OTHER RESOURCES• Englishonlinecenter.com/2011/11/describing- people-and-things-in-english• http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/vocabulary/descri• http://www.esolcourses.com/content/exercises/gramm• http://secondyear-bachillerato.blogspot.com.es/2009