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Main Body Paragraph 2 Describe physical appearance (facial features and clothes) Paragraph 3 Describe personal qualities and examples Paragraph 4 Write about his/her hobbies/interests.
When you describe someone’s physical appearance you start with the general features and move on the more specific ones. You can also add a description of the clothes the person likes to wear. e.g. Sandra is a tall, slim woman in her early twenties. She has got blond hair, blue eyes. She usually wears smart suits.
When you describe someone’s personal qualities you should support your description with examples and justifications. e.g. John is very shy. For example, he finds it difficult to make new friends.
When you mention someone’s negative qualities you should use mild language (seems to, can be rather) For example, instead of saying Sara is lazy, it is better to say Sara can be rather lazy at times.
Linking words and phrases To make your piece of writing more interesting, you can use linking words and phrases to join sentences or ideas together. Fanny is an attractive woman. She has got curly long hair. Fanny is an attractive woman with curly long hair. Tom is tall. He is thin. Tom is both tall and thin.
You can join descriptions of similar personal qualities by using in addition, also, and, moreover. E.g. He is cheerful. He is always smiling. He always behaves politely. He is cheerful and is always smiling. Moreover, he always behaves politely.