Choose a person you know very well. Spend five to ten
minutes writing down an example for each of the three headings below.
Then, share the information, orally, with your group.
Do not use any general words, such as "untidy,"
"hardworking," or the like. Let your descriptions tell the story. Your
fellow students should have a clear idea of that person's character
from your indirect description.
Be sure to clarify any misunderstandings and help each other
to improve your descriptions.
(E.g.: He is a small man, with unkempt hair, whose trousers
were patched at the knees.)
(E.g.: Whenever he disagrees with me, he stands, arms across
his chest, chin jutted out. Then, he waves his finger at me and says,
"You have no idea, no idea at all.")
(E.g.: Once, when hiking, we were trying to find our way
down from a mountain. John clambered down and began slipping towards a
sixty foot cliff below. I said to him to hold on a second, put down my
pack, held onto a sizable root and pulled him back up.)
Work (in class):
Write your examples in full, one for each category
(Physical, Behaviours, and Anecdotes)
a single paragraph using the examples you have identified.
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