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DESCRIPTIVE TEXT. Presented by : Gaby Chevarrria Karina Gutierrez Ji Eun Kim Eileen Torres Shirley Lévano. THEORY. DEFINITION. The text lists the characteristics of something. Its purpose is to describe and reveal a particular person, animal, place or thing.

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descriptive text
  • Presentedby:
  • Gaby Chevarrria
  • Karina Gutierrez
  • Ji Eun Kim
  • EileenTorres
  • Shirley Lévano
  • The text lists the characteristics of something.

Its purpose is to describe and reveal a particular person, animal, place or thing

A descriptive text wants you to picture what is being described

A nobel mightwantyouto imagine thecharacters and seethem in yourmind


- Identification

- Description



    • Attributive and Identifying Processes
    • Nouns
    • Adjectives
    • Noun phrases
    • Verbs (Simple present tense)
  • It is a language that adds purpose, aesthetic value and emotion to a text
  • The writer can describe exactly how a setting looks

how a character behaves or what action is taking place.

  • Descriptive language doesn’t need to be flowery or wordy.
simple present tense
Simple Present Tense
  • The present tense: often used in this
  • kind of text.


  • The past tense: to describe a certain
  • thing which is extinct or not available
  • nowadays.
  • The passive form: can be used in
  • this case. (Like the past tense)
  • The girl hurriedly drank the juice.
  • The girl drank the juice.

Helping the reader get a better visual of what the action might involves.

Adverbs are descriptive words

that describe a verb.

  • To describe how something feels, looks, sounds, tastes and acts.
  • - Bibimbap is a tastymeal.
metaphors and similes
Metaphors and Similes
  • Metaphors and similes are both methods of making comparisons.
  • Simile, these comparisons are made using words like “like” or “as”.
  • To mention someone swims very fast we can say
  • - “She swims like a fish”.
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Metaphors and Similes
  • A metaphor is when you use two nouns and compare or contrast them to
  • one another.
  • - “The computer in the classroom was an old dinosaur”.


  • It helps the wirter to convey the meaning
  • behind the text.
  • The benefit for the reader is the ability to more
  • clearly visualize what is being described.

We need to identify which particular thing we want to discuss in the text.

  • Structuring Identification is necessary in order to avoid having general statement/clasification which belongs to report text.
  • Identification introduces the main particular topic of the text.
  • Identification:

I live with my dad.

  • Description:

My dad is big. He has spiky black hair and a

moustache. My dad has big dark eyes. His hobby is

playing football. My dad is a great football player. He

runs very fast. I love my dad.

  • The sunset fills the entire sky with the deep color of rubies, setting the clouds ablaze.  
  • The waves crashes and dances along the shore, moving up and down in a graceful and gentle rhythm like they were dancing.
the past
  • The old man was stooped and bent, his back making the shape of a C and his head bent so far forward that his beard would nearly have touched his knobby knees had he been just a bit taller.
the passive form
  • In my town while I was passing down the street the car was repaired by Sam, a customer was being helped by the salesman and the restaurant's fantastic dinners had been being prepared by Chef Jones.
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Metaphors and similes
  • Simile: Your eyes are like sunshine. Metaphor: You are my sunshine.
  • Simile: You are like a rock. Metaphor: You are a rock.
  • Simile: You are as happy as a clown. Metaphor: You are a clown.
  • Simile: He is as stubborn as a mule. Metaphor: He is a mule.
  • Simile: Her heart is like gold. Metaphor: Her heart is gold.
my cat tita
My cat Tita

Tita is my beautiful blond cat. She walks with pride and grace, performing a dance of disdain as she slowly lifts and lowers each paw with the delicacy of a ballet dancer. Her pride, however, does not extend to her appearance, for she spends most of her time indoors watching television and growing fat.

She enjoys watching cartoons, especially Tom and Jerry and Timon and Pumbaa. She likes to eat a lot of Ricocat, she loves to play with me and she is very lovely.

Tita does not establish her territory, as many cat experts think, but she doesn’t like to sleep where other cats have slept.

What I like about her is that she is very friendly with my friends and she likes to be stroked.