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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.

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unit 4

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
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
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?
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 ____________.Answer the questions on the left about yourself to complete the descriptive paragraph about yourself
  • 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
Answer these questions about the place in the picture
  • What is the place?
  • How big is it?
  • What things and colors can you see in the place?
  • How warm or cold is the place?
  • How does the place make you feel ?
describing a place
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.