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Describing a person

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Describing a person

  1. 1. E F P R E - I N T E R M E D I A T E 1 B Describing a Person
  2. 2. A descriptive essay about a person should consist of…  An introduction – general information about the person (name, age, where you first met…).  A main body – physical appearance, personality, hobbies/interestes. A new paragraph for each topic.  A conclusion – comments and feelings about that person.
  3. 3. Language to use:  Use semi-formal style – don’t use informal words or grammar  Use present tenses when you describe a person who you meet often or know well  Linking words and phrases: To add information: and, in addition, also, moreover … To contrast information: but, on the other hand, however, nevertheless
  4. 4. Examples She is cheerful. She is always smiling. She always behaves politely > She is cheerful and she is always smiling. Moreover, she always behaves politely He is clever. He always does well at school. He can be bossy at times > He is clever and he always does well at school. However, he can be bossy at times
  5. 5. Summary  Paragraph 1 – Introduction – name, nationality, age, family, work/study  Paragraph 2 – Main Body – physical appearance  Paragraph 3 – Main Body – personality  Paragraph 4 – Main Body – hobbies and interests  Paragraph 5 – Conclusion – your feelings about that person