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Friday, 13 July 2012

DESCRIBING PEOPLE

                          


HOW TO DESCRIBE PEOPLE

We all like to think of ourselves as unique individuals. And we are. There is no one exactly like you; you are truly one of a kind. But how do you describe other people? Your best friend? Your favorite cousin? Your teacher?

After you describe a person's physical characteristics (tall, short, blonde, and so on) it is likely you will begin describing the person's personality traits. (A trait is a distinguishing characteristic or habit.) By naming one or more personality traits, you put the person into a category you are fairly confident your reader or listener will recognize.

Examples: 
My brother is a real jock; he lives for sports. 
My best friend is a fashion guru; she always has the latest styles. 
My mom is a compulsive cleaner; our house is so organized! 

As you can see, we do not only use adjectives; we clarify why we consider that person like that. Our minds automatically search for an adjective to describe other ones, but we need to expand out thought. 

Pay attention to this description:

Her name is Rihanna. She's my sister. She's a quite tall and thin girl in her early twenties. She has medium length straight black hair and big green eyes. She's got a pale complexion and she looks rather fit. She's a very sociable and friendly girl. She loves speaking to friends and she's always fond of the company of other. She loves Facebook, too. She has many friends all over the world through this social network. I can say that she has a warm, outgoing personality. She enjoys partying, and meeting new people. Her best qualities are that she is trustworthy and generous. Rihanna is a person who I can place my secrets and I can rest assured that she will not betray me. Moreover, she's someone who does things for others without expecting something in return. So, in essence, she is a girl who helps others just because she wants to. In my opinion, her worst faults are that she's a bit disorganized, and sometimes unpunctual. She tends to be late everywhere she goes!

Click HERE and you will find interesting images and adjectives to describe people.

And now watch an excellent resource to lern how to describe people's appearance. You can hear the words, find matching activities and lots more in this interactive book. I bet you'll master people's description in no time after going through this book.

This is just a glimpse of what you can find!

 Click HERE to see it!
 
 

MORE PRACTISE ABOUT DESCRIPTIONS!

EXERCISE 1

EXERCISE 2

EXERCISE 3

EXERCISE 4

EXERCISE 5

EXERCISE 6 

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