Do you like animals? Do you keep a pet at home? What pet do you have? Is it a cat, a rabbit, or a fish?
Do you sometimes talk about your pet to other people in your surroundings?
Why don’t you try to describe your pet in writing? In this way, you can tell more people about it. You can put your pet description on the wall magazine at school or share it with a relative living far away from you. You can also write about your pet to a pen pal.
Bombi is my playful pet. It is a cat. The cat is always playful. It likes playing with anything. It sometimes plays with me. It likes playing with a ball very much. It is very clever, but sometimes it is very naughty. My Bombi is not very big. It is medium. It has soft fur. Its fur is grey and white. Bombi has a long tail. Its eyes are round. It looks cute. It is always near me.
Notice the paragraph about Bombi again. It is a descriptive paragraph. It describes the writer’s pet, Bombi. The sentences at the beginning of the paragraph are printed in bold. This part is identification. We start a description with identification. In identification, we identify the phenomenon (aspect or thing) that we will describe.
Following identification is description. In description, we describe parts, characteristics, and etcetera.
Both in identification and description, we need to use certain patterns and words. The following are some elements you need to know to be able to describe a pet