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Descriptive Text for English

Article Summary   by:marthayunanda     Original Author: Hilya MN
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Descriptive text is a text which is telling about the characteristics of a particular thing, such
as person‟s characteristics or description.
Basically, the aim of a descriptive text is to give information to the readers by making them
see, hear, feel, etc. what is described in the text.
A descriptive text focuses on the characteristic features of a person, an animal, or
a particular thing. Descriptive texts often use neutral and objective language.
The present tense is mostly used in descriptive texts. The past tense is also used to
describe an object that does not exist anymore.

example

The Rising Stars

The success of Harry Potter movies has made Daniel Radcliffe,
Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint the centre of public attention. The
three rising stars have grown up on screen and grown into his or her
role as an actor. Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born in Fulham, London,
23 July 1989. His nickname is Dan. He is the only child of Alan
Radcliffe and Marcia Gresham. Dan has dark brown hair and blue
eyes.
His height is about 168 cm. He is a loyal, shy, down-to-earth,
and humorous person. He is also intelligent and somewhat
mysterious. He loves football, Formula One racing and gymnastics.
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, 15
April 1990. Her nickname is Emma. She is the daughter of Chris
Watson and Jacqueline Luesby. She lived in Paris until the age of ve
before she moved with her mother and younger brother Alexander
to Oxford, England. Emma has wavy brown hair. Her height is 165
cm. She is a generous, friendly, and determined person. She also
said that she is a little bit stubborn. Emma loves dancing, singing,
tennis and art.
Rupert Alexander Grint was born in Hertfordshire, England, 24
Au-gust, 1988. His nickname is Rupert. He is the oldest son of Nigel
Grint and Jo Parsons. Rupert has bright red hair. His height is 180
cm. He is an active and humorous person. He‟s also very humble.
However, he is the shyest of the three Harry Potter co-stars. Rupert
is arachnophobic. It means that he is afraid of spiders. He likes all
kinds of music, but his favourite is classic rock and roll. His favourite
school subject is Chemistry.These Hogwarts trio have been really
good friends, not only on screen but also in real life. Their secret of
friendship is that they always understand each other although they
have different backgrounds and personalities.
Published: November 02, 2011   
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