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Unit 4 Descriptive Paragraphs
Descriptive paragraphs are often used to describe: *What a person looks like and acts like. *what a place looks like. *What an object looks like. Good descriptive paragraphs provide the reader with an accurate mental picture of the subject of the paragraph whether it is a person, a place or an object.
Describing a Person I am forty years old, rather tall and I have blue eyes and short black hair. I wear casual clothes as I teach students in a relaxed atmosphere. I enjoy my job because I get to meet and help so many different people from all over the world. During my spare time, I like playing tennis which I play at least three times a week. I also love listening to classical music and I must admit that I spend a lot of money on buying new CDs! I live in a pretty seaside town on the Italian coast. I enjoy eating great Italian food and laughing with the likable people who live here.
Answer these questions about him: How old is he? What does he look like? What kind of clothes does he wear? Why? What kind of job does he do? Does he like it? What are his favorite hobbies? Why does he like them? Where does he live? Does he like living there? Why or why not?
Answer the questions on the left about yourself to complete the descriptive paragraph about yourself I am _________ years old, I _________________ (your looks). I wear ________________ because ______________. I am a ______________. I like / don't like my job because _____________________. I enjoy ______________. I often _____________ (describe how often you do your hobby). I also like ________________ (write about another hobby) because ________________. I live in ____________. People in ____________ are ________________. I enjoy / don't enjoy living in ______________ because ____________. How old are you? What do you look like? What kind of clothes do you wear? Why? What kind of job do you do? Do you like it? What are your favorite hobbies? Why do you like them? Where do you live? Do you like living there? Why or why not?
Answer these questions about the place in the picture 1.What is the place? 2.How big is it? 3.What things and colors can you see in the place? 4.How warm or cold is the place? 5.How does the place make you feel ?
Describing a Place I have got my own room. In my room there is a bed, a table, a chair, a wardrobe and a television. There is a window above the table. The television is opposite my bed so I can watch it when I am in bed. The wardrobe is on the left and my bed is on the right. There is a computer on the table and books, pens and cds are near the computer. There is a magazine and a camera on the bed. I Like my room because it is cozy.
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