A descriptive text is a text which describes a particular person, place, or thing.
Here the structure of a descriptive text:
- Identification : identifies phenomenon to be described.
- Description : describes parts, qualities, characteristics of the person or something that is described
The Language Features of Descriptive Text
- Certain nouns, e.g. teacher, house,my rabbit, etc.
- Simple present tense.
- Detailed noun phrase for adding information about the subject, e.g. She is a sweet young lady.
- Descriptive adjectives, e.g. two strong legs, two white fangs, etc.
- Relating verbs for giving information about the subject, e.g. My mum is really cool, It has very thick fur, etc.
- Thinking verbs and feeling verbs for expressing the writer’s personal opinion about the subject, e.g. Police believe the suspect is armed, I think it is a clever animal, etc.
- action verbs, e.g.Our new puppy bites our shoes, etc.
- Adverbials, for example, fast, at the tree house, etc.
- Figurative language, such as simile, metafore, e.g.John is white as chalk, sat tight, etc.
LET’S DESCRIBING PEOPLE
When we describe someone, we can tell about his/or her physical characteristics, personality, hobbies, family, etc.
What do you usually say about someone’s physical characteristics?
Let’s study the adjective which usually used to describe physical characteristics.