28 Look at the following composition
task instructions and answer the
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looks very much the same. Her youthful face wouU ¡¡ke ^ ^ ^d explain and slim figure remain unchanged, and her „^
clothes are as elegant as ever. However, to j What are the key words in the task people who know her well the change is instructions?
obvious. She was once a carefree and even 2 What do the phrases "your past" and frivolous person, but the difficult circum- "see again" suggest?
stances of her life have made her a more seri- 3 Could y°u choose t0 describe someone
, , , ,• you dislike? Why (not)? ous, compassionate and understanding person. ,
4 Which features/aspects or description
1 will you include?
E5 What reasons can you think of in answer to the "explain" part?
6 What examples / justification could you include?
7 What would a suitable paragraph plan for this composition task be?
b) Describe a person you dislike, and explain why you feel this way about him or her.
1 What are the key words in the task instructions?
2 Should you describe someone you know personally? Why (not)?
3 Should all of your description emphasise negative features?
^ 4 Which features/aspects of description
will you include?
5 What reasons can you think of in answer
« It's not that he's ever done anything to me to the "explain" part?
® or to any of our colleagues, but there's some- 6 What examples/justification could you thing about the way he looks at you that include?
k makes you feel uneasy. He is quite good-look- 7 ^ha* would a suitable paragraph plan i\ . , , . , , , , . , . for this composition task be?
• I mg, but there is a rather sly, cagey look in his i " small brown eyes that makes you distrust him from the moment you meet him. He tends to 29 Choose ONE of the composition be obsequious as well, telling everyone exact- tasks above, and write a complete ly what they want to hear and over-compli- paragraph plan with notes. Then write mentary to anyone in a higher position than the composition in about 350 words.
his. There may be no real basis for my dislike, but he is a person I simply cannot trust.
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