CBSE Class 9 English Factual Description Assignment

CBSE Class 9 Assignment-Factual Description - Listening Comprehension. Students are advised to refer to the attached assignments and practise them regularly. This will help them to identify their weak areas and will help them to score better in examination. Parents should download and give the assignments to their children for practice.

FACTUAL DESCRIPTION

A factual description is the detailed description of the physical attributes of the object as it appears to the onlooker with the special features included.

There are three main types of factual description. They are-

 Description of an object.

 Description of a person.

 Description of an event.

Format

 Topic sentence: It is the sentence which introduces the main idea of the paragraph.

 Supporting details: They come after the topic sentence, making up the body of the description. They give details to develop and support the main idea.

 Closing sentence: This is the last sentence. It restates the main idea and sums up the thoughts using different words.

Content

 A simple description of features or characteristics of the topic.

 Avoid giving your opinion. Stick to the facts, not your interpretation of them. Use short concise sentences. Be specific. State only known facts, not speculation.

 For example, if you see smoke, but not a fire you can state there was smoke. You cannot state there was fire.

 Use relating verbs to define, describe and classify.

 The word limit is of 80-100 words.

 Physical description is of the utmost importance.

 Some of the important characteristics to be mentioned :

OBJECT

PERSON

EVENT

Name, shape, structure

Color, brand, trademark

Model

Utility/Price

Availability

Any other relevant point

Special features about the object

Name

Physical appearance

Intellectual and emotional qualities/ personality

Others’ perception about him/her

Abilities/ traits

Relationship with the writer

Social status/ role/ profession

Any other relevant point (which is supported with an incident)

Event

Day/date/ venue

Occasion

Chief Guest

Various programmes

Message by the Chief Guest

1. SAMPLE OBJECTWASHING MACHINE

A washing machine is a convenient appliance that is used for washing clothes. The automatic washing

machine has a central drum that is used for holding the clothes. There is a dispensing tray, where the

detergent and additives can be put in. The control panel has knobs which control the temperature and

allow users to select different modes of operation. The drum also helps to dry clothes by spinning like a

centrifuge machine. A washing machine is usually made of metal parts but some of them are reinforced

plastic. They may be front opening or top loading. Washing machines have reduced work load and are

widely used today.

2. SAMPLE PERSON Mr. KARAN MALHOTRA

Mr. Karan Malhotra was a young gentleman of about four-foot, five-inches in height. He wore his own

hair, though the scarcity of it might have given him sufficient excuse for a periwig. His face was thin and

pale; the shape of his body and legs none of the best, for he had very narrow shoulders, and no calf; and

his gait might more properly be called hopping than walking. The qualifications of his mind were well

adapted to his person. He wasn’t entirely ignorant; for he could talk a little Gujarati, and sing two or

three Marati songs; he had lived too much in the world to be bashful, and too much at court to be

proud. He seemed not much inclined avarice, for he was profuse in his expenses.

3. SAMPLE EVENT Tree Plantation Day

Nirmala Convent School, Nainital celebrated a ‘Tree Plantation Day’ on 15th June, 2013. It was celebrated

to inform and impress the young students with the importance of trees in our life. Every year our forests

are being destroyed. As a nation we love to talk but pay scant attention to the plantation of trees in

keeping the environment clean, fresh and bringing the rains. Thousands of trees are felled for buildings

and firewood. To mark this auspicious day the Green Ambassadors decorated each classroom with floral

and leafy saplings planted and adopted by them. They even named the saplings after themselves. Later,

the school organized a drawing and poster display competition. The theme for the competition was

‘Save Earth, Save Mankind’ a tree plantation campaign and planted anumber of herbal and medicinal

plants in the school premises. Chief Guest in his address highlighted the importance of planting trees and

said unless we are sincere in respecting our trees; we cannot have a healthy world.

PRACTICE QUESTIONS

1. Write a factual description on any one object in your school bag.

2. Write a factual description about famous personality- celebrity or a leader.

3. Your school recently celebrated Teachers’ Day in your school. Write a factual description about it.

 

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