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WRITING Pre-writing: Read Ann’ letter to Khanh Quynh in your textbook. In the letter, Ann describes her new friend, Lisa. Read it and list all the details of the description.
WRITING Lisa Moran: Age: 17 Size: not very tall Shape: slightly rounded shoulders Facial feature: plump; green eyes; with two dimples Hair: short Clothes: dressed in casual clothes Behaviour: easy-going; pleasingly direct
WRITING Some language items for describing a person: Size: a tall/ small man/ woman of medium height Shape: slim/ fat/ overweight/ skinny a slim figure/ broad-shoulder Feature and hair: green/ brown-eyed/ blond-haired green/ brown eyes/ blond hair wavy/ ponytail/ shoulder-length/ bald/ curly Clothes: smartly dressed/ casually dressed smart clothes/ old clothes dressed in a T-shirt and jeans
WRITING Some language items for describing a person: Skin: sun-tanned wrinkles/ freckles wrinkles/ freckles Expression: appeared shy/ happy a shy/ happy expression a shy/ happy expression a shy-looking man/ woman a shy-looking man/ woman Behaviour: have easy-going manners have a pleasing personality have a pleasing personality be sociable be sociable have a habit of biting her/ his nails have a habit of biting her/ his nails
Practice: Complete each of the sentences below with two or more describing words: 1. She wear her hair in a ______________. 2. Her hair is _____________. 3. She doesn’t like her skin because she’s got ________________. 4. She’s on a special diet because she is _________________. 5. The best model always seem to be _______________.
WRITING Linking words used in a description: when you write a description, you can see a variety of She has a round face with rosy cheeks and a cheerful expression. She has a long blond hair which hangs down her shoulders. He has round eyes give him a surprised expression. He is a small kind man who always smiles.
WRITING Practice: Rewrite these descriptions by combining the sentences: Example: She is 16 years old. She is tall. She has blond hair. She is a tall 16 year old girl with blond hair. She is a tall 16 year old girl with blond hair. 1. He is a man. He has gray hair. He wears a mustache. He looks very serious. 2. She is a slim blonde woman. She has blue eyes. She walks upright. She carries her head high. She appears taller than she is. 3. She often wears a pale blue sweater and a gray flannel skirt. They makes her looks younger than her age
WRITING Some more structure used for describing people: 1.BE+NP/AP/P 2 (passive structure)/ Nominal clause e.g.He is the most energetic and creative worker here. He is jealous of his wife’s success. I was impressed by her devotion to the charity work The trouble with him is that he lacks self- confidence.
WRITING Some more structure used for describing people: 2. LOOK/ SEEM (to be)/ APPEAR e.g. That countrywoman looked timid and rusty. He seemed to be reliable person, but I needed to check. He seemed to be reliable person, but I needed to check. 3. ADJECTIVE PHRASE at the beginning of a sentence e.g. Envious, gossipy and greedy, she can hardly find a true friend.
WRITING Some more structure used for describing people: 4. Cleft structure e.g. What I like best about him is his generosity. It is his generosity that I like best It is his generosity that I like best What I find most admirable about her character is her self-sacrifice. What I find most admirable about her character is her self-sacrifice. It is her self-sacrifice that I find most admirable It is her self-sacrifice that I find most admirable
WRITING Some more structure used for describing people: 5. WEAR (hair style/ accessories/ clothes/ looks on the face) e.g. She wore a puzzled frown. He wears a shy expression on his face He wears a shy expression on his face He wore smart clothes. He wore smart clothes. She wears her hair in a pony tail. She wears her hair in a pony tail.
WRITING DESCRIBING PEOPLE’S APPEARANCE AND BEHAVIOR: Write a letter, which is similar to the one your text book, describes your new friend Some suggested ideas: - He is a serous boy of medium height. - She is a slim blonde girl with blue eyes. She often walks upright with her head high, which makes her look taller than she is. - She is a shy-looking girl, but in fact, she is very sociable. - He is quick-tempered and rather unsociable.
Look at this guy! He’s too violent to his friend
WRITING Work in pair and imagine that you are these two pupil. Talk about the bully, try to describe him