Selasa, 26 Oktober 2010

Descriptive text

Social function : to describe a particular person, Place or thing

Generic Structure :

- I Identification ( identifies phenomenon to be described)

- Description (describes parts, qualities, characteristics)

Grammatical Features :

- Use on specific participants

- Use of attributive and identifying process

- Frequent use of epithets and classifier in nominal groups

- Use of simple present

Read the descriptive below!


Paris is the capital city of France. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is also one of the world's most crowded cities. Lovely gardens and parks are found throughout Paris. At night, many palaces and statues are lit up. For this reason, Paris is often called

the City of Light.

Every year, millions of people visit Paris. The most popular place to visit is the Eiffel Tower. This huge structure has become the symbol of Paris. The Louvre, one of the world's largest art museums, draws many visitors. The Cathedral of Notre Dame, a famous church, is another favourite place to visit.

Find the synonym of the following words in the text.

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4. very large =

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