English Admin learning English text Online. This is an example of descriptive text. Do you know the definition of descriptive text? Descriptive text is a text which describes a person, thing, place and certain condition in particular.
According to www.sil.org, the example of descriptive text can be the appearance of a person, detail of location or requirement for employment. Commonly a descriptive text uses the first and third person pronoun as point of view.
The following example of descriptive text is best in describing the appearance of a marsupial mammal. What a marsupial mammal looks like is the clearest example of descriptive text. This marsupial description is taken from Jenny Eather’s example of descriptive text.
What am I?
I am a marsupial mammal. What animal am I?
I inhabit a small area in south-western Western Australia. My species was quite widespread in Australia before European settlement but now we are endangered.
I prefer areas of open woodland. I forage for my food in the mornings and afternoons. At night I sleep in hollow logs or under fallen timber.
My body is about 25 centimeters long. My bushy tail is nearly as long as my body. I am covered in a reddish-brown coat with white stripes. My front legs are shorter then my back legs and I have small claws.
My ears are short but my snout is long I have a very long, sticky tongue for eating termites I can eat over 10000 termites in one day.
Generic Structure of Descriptive Text
Can you help to make the analysis of descriptive from the sample above. The structure of descriptive text is very similar to report text. The limitation of the participant should be given to make them different. Let’s start to do it:
1. Identification: What is the text about?
I am a marsupial mammal.
2. Descriptions: What is the features which make different from others?
I inhabit a small area in south-western Western Australia.
I prefer areas of open woodland.
My body is about 25 centimeters long.
My ears are short but my snout is long.
That’s all the example of descriptive text about animal. This kind of text can be about place, thing, or person. For more sample you can see other articles in this blog of learning English online.