Writing to...

Outline of the key features that you need to use when writing to Describe in the question 5 of the language exam.


Writing to...Describe

'To give a description of what someone or something is like by producing a vivid picture and atmosphere'

Key features to include:

  • Descriptive imagery (Similies, Metaphors, Personification, Onomatopoeias)
  • Long sentances with clauses (So connectives used)
  • Thoughts, feelings and reactions
  • Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Appeal to the readers senses (Smell, Sight, Touch, Sounds, Taste.)
  • Informal

Examples of Descriptive writing:

  • A story
  • A diary entry
  • Poem
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Writing to...Inform

'To give someone information and facts about something they need to know about.'

Key features to include:

  • Facts
  • Straightforward Language
  • Formal
  • Short Sentances

Examples of Informative writing:

  • Recipies
  • Directions
  • Instruction Manuals
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Writing to...Explain

'To give the reasons for something'

Key features to include:

  • Third person normally
  • Usually past or present tense
  • Clear or factual language
  • Balenced view (several opinions)
  • Evidence and examples
  • Connectives

Examples of Explainitary writing:

  • Complaints
  • Letters
  • Speeches
  • Evaluations
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