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To write a good descriptive essay, here are two methods you may choose from;

1.    Begin by giving a general view of the thing, scene, or person you want to describe and bring out details about the various parts or aspects in subsequent paragraphs.

For example, in describing the market in your town or village, you may begin thus:

Our local market, which occupies a land area of ten square kilometres, is situated at the western end of our village. It is so vast. It covers a large fraction of the total land area of the village. Its size, location, and the way it has been divided into parts, combine to give it its fame and beauty.

2.    Progress by dividing the object, scene, etc into the natural or organizational sequence; then describe each part in detail and relate the parts to the whole, to create a unified impression.

For example, in describing your local market, you describe the various parts or sections of the market, the things found in them, and your impression of them. Here is a short paragraph:

The southern part of the market contains stalls where kitchen utensils are sold. The clatter of pots and cutlery, the never-ending exchange of greetings among housewives, the noisy haggling by which the customers attempt to force down prices, and the sellers’ insistent remarks, join to heighten the din and the bustle of the market environment.

The other parts of the market should be described in turn. Your description should also include your impression about:

a)    The volume of business done in the market;

b)    The number of traders and buyers who come to the market;

c)    The security system in the market;

d)    The time of the day when the market opens and closes, and

e)    What you like or dislike about the market.

Class Activity:

Talk about your local market using the guidelines discussed above.

Individual Activity:

Write a good description of your local market or a shopping centre you know.

References:

1. Oral English Without Tears by I. Udoka
2. New Oxford Secondary  English Course for SS I by Ayo Banjo et al
3. Intensive English for SS I by Benson Oluikpe et al

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