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Make sure to check you junk mail folder, as spam filters occasionally mark these automated emails as junk mail. ESL Writing Exercise - Semi-colons - Introduction to this often baffling piece of punctuation, with a review exercise. Although - Explanation of how to use these similar transition words, with several sample sentences. Although - Review worksheet to practice using "despite" and "although" correctly. Because of - Explanation of how to use these similar transition words correctly, with several sample sentences.

Despite - Worksheet to practice using these transitions, which have nearly opposite meanings. More sentence patterns and phrases in no particular order: End-of-Chapter Exercises Chapter 6: Separating Ideas and Shaping Content 6. End-of-Chapter Exercises Chapter 7: End-of-Chapter Exercises Chapter 8: How Do I Begin? End-of-Chapter Exercises Chapter 9: From Start to Finish 9. End-of-Chapter Exercises Chapter What Will I Learn? Writing a Research Paper Sharing Your Ideas The more detailed your depiction of a plot or a character or a place is, the more you engross your reader.

You become a keen observer and minder of details. You pay attention to the tiniest bits of information and appearance, which in turn helps you transfer the details into your writing. Since you have picked something to describe and have observed all its details, you are sure to understand the subject better.

Thoroughly understanding what you're going to write about is exceedingly important to the process of writing about it. Tips you Can Use Identify what you're about to describe As you start with descriptive writing, identify exactly what you are setting out to describe.

Usually, a descriptive piece will include the depiction of a person, a place, an experience, a situation, and the like. Anything that you experience or perceive about your subject can be the focal point of your descriptive writing.

You build a backdrop by identifying an aspect of a subject that you want to describe. Decide why you're describing that particular aspect While it can be a wonderful creative exercise to simply describe anything you observe, in descriptive writing, there is often a specific reason to describe whatever you have set out to describe. Tapping this reason can help you keep the description focused and infuse your language with the particular emotion or perspective that you want to convey to your readers.

This will render the effort of writing useless as the various descriptions will simply confuse the reader. For instance, if you want to describe characters in a particular situation, begin by describing the setting, then proceed to the most important character of that particular situation, and then to the least important one if necessary. Use Imagery Imagery is the best tool you can employ in descriptive writing. Since you cannot show your reader what you are imagining, you need to paint a picture with words.

You need to make the depiction of your imagination so potent that your reader will instantly be able to visualize what you are describing. However, don't go overboard. Make sure that the focus does not dwindle stray.

Keep your descriptions specific to the subject in question. The writing must be able to draw in the reader; hence, the writer should say things that the reader can relate to or empathize with. An introductory backdrop can often provide an effective setting for the remaining part of the piece. Great descriptive writing has the ability to lure the reader, enticing him or her to continue reading right to the end. While giving the details is important, it is how they are presented that makes the difference.

Hone the senses One of the most effective ways to make the experience you are describing vivid for your reader is to use the five senses: When the descriptions are focused on the senses, you provide specific and vivid details in such a way that it shows your reader what you are describing.

So, when you describe a subject, depict it in such a manner that it involves the reader's possible sensory interpretations. It must make the reader imagine what he would see, hear, smell, taste, or feel when he reads what you have written.

She gently squeezed the juice out of the plump, red tomato. She blended this juice into the simmering mix of golden-brown onions and garlic in the pan, and watched as they melded into each other.

She then added the spice mixture that she had prepared, and the air was permeated with a mouth-watering aroma. Use strong nouns and verbs effectively, adjectives intelligently It is true that the purpose of adjectives is to describe a subject, but overuse of adjectives in descriptive writing can render the piece shallow and hollow.

Hence, make it a point to use other parts of speech to express the same sentiment. You'll be surprised how effectively nouns, verbs and adverbs can be used to describe something, sometimes even better than adjectives alone. For instance, look at the two sentences below. The flowers were as fresh as the morning dew. The flowers had a freshness that could only equal that of the glistening morning dew.

It is a good description too, because the comparison to morning dew is something that will immediately put the reader in the sense of mind that you want. Pick related words Before you actually begin writing, it is always a good idea to build a word bank of related words and ideas. For instance, if you are going to be describing a flower arrangement, you could jot down a few ideas before you start describing it, like:

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Descriptive Writing Exercises and Worksheets Descriptive writing is an attempt to give a clear description of people, places, objects, or events using appropriate language and informative details. This page provides a few elementary ideas to help English language students write basic descriptions of people, places and things.

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Descriptive writing is an attempt to give a clear or creative description of people, places, objects, or events using appropriate language and informative details. Descriptive writing requires a broad knowledge of vocabulary, particularly adjectives.

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Purpose of Exercise: Works well with a personal essay composition. This is a "stretching exercise" that calls for students to expand and develop a particular thought, then revise and narrow the scope of . Now take the exercise one step further, and imagine the possible physical reactions a person could have to these smells and put those in the appropriate column as well. In the fear column for instance, the smell of the food might make you feel sick to your stomach, but in the love column it makes your mouth water.

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Descriptive essays worksheets Worksheets and activities for teaching Descriptive essays to English language learners (kids, teenagers or adults). Here you can find printable worksheets for many levels: beginners, elementary, intermediate or advanced. Of course, there's no single set of "correct answers" to this exercise. Rely on your imagination to create details that are precise and vivid. Then compare your responses with those of your classmates.