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February 3, 2001)

Here are some samples of students' writing on description of a person they know well.


Describing a Person We Know Well

Whenever he visits his relatives, he keeps quiet for a long time, as much as an hour, before he begins to talk.

I have known him for many years. He’s not very tall, has a handlebar moustache, and wears a military uniform as a rule (usually).

Even though he is bald, he looks pretty young compared with other people of his age. He has always just listened to other people’s conversation/discussion/talk (alternatives for "talking") with no specific comments.

Two days before I got married, although he is Caucasian, he gave me a tiny red envelope, which contained a fifty dollar bill and wished me the best for my marriage and my future.

When she teaches, sometimes she laughs loudly, so loud that I have to cover my ears (she has a "horse laugh"). She’s always happy, but very strict in her subject.

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