CBSE Class 8 English Writing Skills Describing A Person Or Event

Describing A Person Or Event


  1. Be concise and specific
  2. Stick to the facts/clues(if given) in the question
  3. Do not give your own interpretation


A complete description of a person should depict a vivid image to the reader.

Points To Remember:

Physical appearance – age, gender, height, built, facial features, dress or any unusual characteristics – for instance if a person limps or stammers or has a scar. While describing a person, you can start with general features such as height, built (tall and well-built)

Use the following guidelines and your own ideas:

• Physical appearance

• Personality traits

• Likes and dislikes

• Typical mannerisms

• Attitude towards others/relationship with others

• Achievements /aspirations in life.


Use the following guidelines and your own ideas:

 Date and Venue of the event

 Chief Guest for the occasion (if any)

 Highlights

 Cultural programme (if any)

In case of a competitive event mention the following:

 Topic

 Names of participating teams/countries/ students

 Names of winners/winning team


Ques.1 Describe your brother/sister in 80-100 words.

Ques.2 Describe your favourite politician in 80-100 words.

Ques.3 Describe your favourite neighbour in 80-100 words.

Ques.4 Describe the Inter-School Debate held in your school in 80-100 words.

Ques.5 Describe the Science Festival held in your school in 80-100 words.

Ques.6 Describe the Sports Day held  in your school in 80-100 words.



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