Everyday English 2
Everyday English 2

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Everyday English 2

4.3 Descriptive texts

Descriptive texts describe people or events without passing judgement on them or offering an explanation.

Activity 21 What makes a descriptive text?

Timing: Allow about 5 minutes

Try to identify why the following article could be called a descriptive text.

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Figure 12 A descriptive text
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Discussion

The article just gives an account of an event that has taken place. The language tries to give facts, rather than an argument or instructions.

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