Describing an Event

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  • Describing an Event

    1. 1. Describing an Event This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. www.myenglishonline.ca
    2. 2. Have you been to a great event? Share your story! Here is a step-by-step guide to writing a description of an event. www.myenglishonline.ca
    3. 3. Brainstorm Practice with an example Write Agenda Check www.myenglishonline.ca
    4. 4. Your Task This is a short guide to preparing an interestingdescription of anevent you visitedthis summer. Youcan upload your eventdescription to the Discussion board so everyonecan read your story! www.myenglishonline.ca
    5. 5. Get ready and “revisit” the event Brainstorm www.myenglishonline.ca
    6. 6. Description of _________ event 3 What activities happened there? 1Why is this event important / significant / fun for you? 2date place time www.myenglishonline.ca
    7. 7. Practice with an example Use a model Here you can find a great example of a description of an event. http://www.eslflow.com/Weekend _market_descriptive_essay_exercis e___answers_.pdf www.myenglishonline.ca
    8. 8. Now, write 5 paragraphs using an outline Write www.myenglishonline.ca
    9. 9. There will be 5 paragraphs: Each paragraph talks about one main idea. This main idea is the topic of the paragraph. The paragraph includes specific details and examples about the main idea. Topic Sentence 1. Supporting Sentence 2. Supporting Sentence 3. Supporting Sentence Concluding sentence www.myenglishonline.ca
    10. 10. Introduction: Include something interesting and why this event is important / fun to go to Description of location, time, date Describe the activities that happened Describe the sensory details: Smells, colors, sounds, tastes Conclusion: Summarize why this event was worth attending and what you especially enjoyed http://www.eslflow.com/Descriptive_essay_writing_template.pdfwww.myenglishonline.ca
    11. 11. There are a few things to check: Check www.myenglishonline.ca
    12. 12. Did you use past tense? Check Here is a list of irregular verb forms: http://ww2.college-em.qc.ca/prof/epritchard/pastverb.htm www.myenglishonline.ca
    13. 13. Did you use linking words? •Firstly, secondly, finally… •Then •2010, 2011…. Sequencing ideas •and •In addition •also Adding information •Due to the fact •Because •Since Giving a reason •but •Despite the fact Contrasting ideas •therefore •so Giving a result Check www.myenglishonline.ca
    14. 14. Did you check grammar and mechanics? Check Sentences begin with capital letter. Sentences have proper punctuation. Spelling is checked. There is subject- verb agreement in each sentence. www.myenglishonline.ca
    15. 15. Did you use descriptive words? Check Do not use vague words or generalities (such as good, nice, bad, or beautiful). Be specific and use sensory, descriptive words (adjectives). For example: I ate a good dinner. OR I devoured a steaming hot, cheese - filled pepperoni pizza for dinner. Practice link: http://www.eslflow.com/descriptive_words_worksheet_3_col.pdf www.myenglishonline.ca
    16. 16. Did you provide sensory details? Check Smells that are in the air (the aroma of freshly brewed coffee) Sounds (laughing people, uplifting music) Sights (“people dressed in colorful dresses”) Touch (“The texture of silky bags sold there were so smooth.”) Taste: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, tart (“drink stalls selling fresh coconut juice, orange juice or iced water. ”) http://www.eslflow.com/Weekend_market_descriptive_essay_exercise___answers_.pdf http://www.irsc.edu/uploadedFiles/Students/AcademicSupportCenter/WritingLab/E7-Descriptive-Essay-Guidelines.pdf www.myenglishonline.ca
    17. 17. Did you upload it to the Discussion Board? Please share your story on the Discussion Board! We are looking forward to reading all the great descriptions! www.myenglishonline.ca
    18. 18. Linking words Link Collection: http://www.michellehenry.fr/link.htm http://www.eslflow.com/transitionalconnectingandlinkingwords.html Overview http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/conjunctions.htm Excellent interactive BBC site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/flatmates/episode64/languagepo int.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/#g Excellent, interactive U of Vic site: http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/courses/elc/sample/beginner/wt/wt_22.htm www.myenglishonline.ca
    19. 19. Linking words Handouts Transitions & Linking Words www.uni-klu.ac.at/hlg/sber/downloads/linking_words.pdf LINKING WORDS AND PHRASES - Flinders University www.flinders.edu.au/slc_files/.../linking_words_phrases.pdf Quizzes http://www.learn-english-today.com/wordgames/hotpot-quizzes/linking-words1.html http://a4esl.org/q/h/vm/connectwords.html http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/grammar/4g67-linking-words.php http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/flatmates/episode64/quiz.shtml www.myenglishonline.ca
    20. 20. www.myenglishonline.ca Check list: Perfect Paragraphs Rubrics and check - lists http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=ShowRubric&rubric_id=1035435 http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/paragraphwritingrubric2.htm http://www2.actden.com/writ_Den/Tips/paragrap/edit.htm http://college.cengage.com/devenglish/fawcett/grassroots/8e/students/writingbetter/index.html www.myenglishonline.ca
    21. 21. www.myenglishonline.ca Here is a set of great handouts that guides you through the whole process of writing a descriptive essay: http://www.eslflow.com/Brainstorming_descriptive_essay_template_copy.pdf http://www.eslflow.com/Descriptive_essay_writing_template.pdf http://www.eslflow.com/descriptive_words_worksheet_3_col.pdf http://www.eslflow.com/Practice_writing_short_descriptions.pdf www.myenglishonline.ca
    22. 22. www.myenglishonline.ca Here is a set of great handouts that guides you through the whole process of writing a descriptive essay: General handout: http://www.irsc.edu/uploadedFiles/Students/AcademicSupportCenter/ WritingLab/E7-Descriptive-Essay-Guidelines.pdf Great examples: http://www.elc.byu.edu/classes/buck/w_garden/students/students_de scr_place.html#martha Practice: http://www.eslflow.com/Weekend_market_descriptive_essay_exercise ___answers_.pdf www.myenglishonline.ca
    23. 23. Thank you! This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. www.myenglishonline.ca

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