What is Factual Descriptive Text?
It describes a particular person, place, or thing. Its purpose is to tell about the subject by describing its features without including personal opinions. A descriptive text differs from an Information Report text, because it describes a specific subject rather than a general group. Examples of Factual Descriptive texts include:
- Description of a particular building,
- Description of a specific animal,
- Description of a particular place, and
- Description of a specific person.
Structural Features of Descriptive text
Typically, a Descriptive text has an opening paragraph introducing the subject of the description, followed by a series of paragraphs (in form of text) or information (in form of paragraph). Each of them describes one feature of the subject. There can also be a final concluding section that signals the end of the description.
Grammatical Features of Descriptive text
Descriptive texts usually include:
- Verbs in the present tense
- Adjectives to describe the features of the subject
- Topic sentence to begin the paragraph and organize the various aspects of the description.
Scaffold of Descriptive text
|A series of information (Body of paragraph)||
|A concluding statement (Closing)||