Be descriptive: Expand Sentences with Adjectives
Step 1—correct sentences • Step 2—colorful, interesting, vivid, specific How To make readers see, hear, smell, taste,or feel the things you are wring about
Will I do well in all my classes? Will the teachers be friendly and fun or stern and boring? • She lives in Edinburgh in Scotland. She lived in a very small, cold apartment. • There is a way to help us remember these joys of childhood, the fun, silly, imaginary things that were once such a big part of our lives: to read children’s poetry. • When someone found him in his room, his shoes and clothing were wet through and icy cold.
In Taiwan, people have two very specially and different ways of cerebrating Lantern Festival. In the north, they send thousands of sky lanterns into the night sky, creating a beautiful and peaceful scene of lights going up to the heavens.
Make a comparison • The butterfly has a body and two wings. • The butterfly has a swollen body and two shriveled wings. • The butterfly has a short, swollen body and two small, shriveled wings.
The alarm clock rang for three minutes, and I reluctantly opened my eyes. • The shrill alarm clock rang loudly for three painful minutes, and I reluctantly opened my eyes.
The watermelon was from Taichung. • The sweet and juicy watermelon was from Taichung.
The place may have dead rats in it. • The place smells strange and moldy and may even have dead rats in it.
The jacket can help you fight off the wind. • This soft and warm jacket can help you fight off the cold wind.
After the storm, many drivers started to appear on the road, trying to go back to their families. • After the violent storm, many drivers started to appear on the slippery road, trying anxiously to go back to their families.
I cannot understand why Hello Kitty is so popular wit young people in Taiwan. • Actually, it just has a face with two circles as its eyes and six lines as its whiskers. • Actually, it just has a plain face wit two dull circles as its eyes and six uninteresting short straight lines as its whiskers.
Practice A The tiny caterpillar was hungry. He ate some green leaves every day. Gradually, he wasn’t a little caterpillar anymore. He became a big caterpillar. He then built a huge cocoon around himself. One day, he pushed his way out of the cocoon and became a colorful butterfly.