Descriptive Text

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Rabu, 02 Februari 2011



Descriptive Text .

To describe the characteristics of particular person , thing , / place .

Text Structure :

Identification

     Identifies thing , person , place , phenomenon to be described .

Description

     Gives the information of particular thing , person , / place being discussed / describes parts , qualities , / characteristics .

Grammatical Features :

Who ? What ?
Using Linking verb & Simple Present Tense
Epithet : adjective / adjective phrase
Attributive ( the )
Use of attributive & identifying process
Focus on specific participants
Frequent use of epithets & classifier in nominal groups

Example of Descriptive Text :

Identification

My Pets

We have 3 family pets : a dog , a cat , & a tortoise .

Descriptions

The dog ’ s name is Benjamin . He is big golden Labrador . He is beautiful .  He has big brown eyes & a long tail . He is very friendly dog , but he is sometimes a little stupid . Dogs are expensive to keep but they are fun to play with . 


Our cat is named Martha . She is quite young , but she is not a kitten . She is very pretty . She has black & white fur & green eyes .  She ’ s smart , too & very clean .

 
The tortoise ’ s name is Rocky . He has short , fat legs , a long neck , & a very hard shell . He is also very old & slow . He ’ s ugly & dirty , but I like him .


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