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FACTUALDESCRIPTIONFACT- A Fact is " something that actually
exists; reality; truth.
ETYMOLOGY- The word Fact derives from the Latin Factum and was
first used in English with the same meaning " a thing done or
performed" a use that is not obsolete. The current usage of "
something that has really occurred or happened " dates back to 16th
FACTUAL DESCRIPTION- To factually describe something is to
present it as it is or appears to be.Difference between a Factual
Description and a Report
1.A brief factually correct account of a
An account of a past event- function/ seminar/workshop/
accident/ robbery etc.
2.Usually simple Present Tense is used except when describing
something from past.
Always written in Past Tense and appropriate use of Passive
Voice is done when required.3.Written Objectively without personal
inputs. Flow of information is from General to Specific.
Includes eye-witness accounts and is otherwise Objective.
Points to RememberHow to describe; an event/ a process/ a place/
an objectThink of the main pointsOrganize these points In a logical
sequenceDont use I/ We/ YouWrite the paragraph in simple present
tense (For events use past tense)Give it a heading.Use link words
like (first, then, next, finally)Follow the word limit 125
words.Points to RememberFactual Description of an object/placeWrite
the description in exact order in which its found/placed.Start with
a general description and then move to specific details.Start with
the description of the exterior and then describe the interior,
i.e. first outside, then inside.Give it a heading.Dont use I/ We/
You.Follow the word limit 125 words.Points to RememberFactual
Description of a process:Remember to describe it in the order in
which things actually happen/ are done.Use present tense.Use link
words to organise the points that describe the process.Dont use I/
We/ You.Give it a heading.Follow the word limit 125 words.Points to
RememberFactual Description of an event:Use past tense to describe
the event.All factual description are written in one long
paragraph.Give it a heading.Dont use I/ We/ You.Follow the word
limit 125 words.PAIR ACTIVITY
a) Form pairsb) Blindfold your partnerc) Describe the picture in
front of you to your partner. Time- two minutesd) Remove the
picture and the blindfold.e) Write a description of the picture as
described to you by your partner without any fresh inputs from your
partner. Word limit-100 words.f) Read out the description to the
class.g) See the actual picture.h) Pick out the mistakes and
omissions.i) Rewrite the factual description.
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