Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Descriptive text of person, place, thing, and animal

1. Marsupial Mammal (Descriptive text of animal)

What am I?

I inhabit a small area in south-western Western Australia.
My species was quite widespread in Australia before European settlement but now we are endangered.
I prefer areas of open woodland.
I forage for my food in the mornings and afternoons.

At night I sleep in hollow logs or under fallen timber.

My body is about 25 centimeters long.
My bushy tail is nearly as long as my body.
I am covered in a reddish-brown coat with white stripes.

My front legs are shorter then my back legs and I have small claws.
My ears are short but my snout is long I have a very long, sticky tongue for eating termites I can eat over 10000 termites in one day.
I am a marsupial mammal. What animal am I?


2. Text about Taj Mahal (Descriptive text of place)

Taj Mahal is regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world.
It was built by a Muslim Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his dear wife at Agra.

Taj Mahal is a Mausoleum that houses the grave of Queen Mumtaz Mahal.
The mausoleum is a part of a vast complex comprising of a main gateway, an elaborate garden, a mosque (to the left), a guest house (to the right), and several other palatial buildings.
The Taj is at the farthest end of this complex, with the river Jamuna behind it.

The Taj stands on a raised, square platform (186 x 186 feet) with its four corners truncated, forming an unequal octagon.
The architectural design uses the interlocking arabesque concept, in which each element stands on its own and perfectly integrates with the main structure.
It uses the principles of self-replicating geometry and symmetry of architectural elements.

Its central dome is fifty-eight feet in diameter and rises to a height of 213 feet.
It is flanked by four subsidiary domed chambers.
The four graceful, slender minarets are 162.5 feet each.
The central domed chamber and four adjoining chambers include many walls and panels of Islamic decoration.
Taj Mahal is built entirely of white marble.
Its stunning architectural beauty is beyond adequate description, particularly at dawn and sunset.
The Taj seems to glow in the light of the full moon.
On a foggy morning, the visitors experience the Taj as if suspended when viewed from across the Jamuna river.



3. A Cat (Descriptive text of animal)

Gregory is my beautiful gray Persian cat.
He walks with pride and grace, performing a dance of disdain as he slowly lifts and lowers each paw with the delicacy of a ballet dancer.
His pride, however, does not extend to his appearance, for he spends most of his time indoors watching television and growing fat.

He enjoys TV commercials, especially those for Meow Mix and 9 Lives.
His familiarity with cat food commercials has led him to reject generic brands of cat food in favor of only the most expensive brands.

Gregory is as finicky about visitors as he is about what he eats, befriending some and repelling others.
He may snuggle up against your ankle, begging to be petted, or he may imitate a skunk and stain your favorite trousers.
Gregory does not do this to establish his territory, as many cat experts think, but to humiliate me because he is jealous of my friends.

After my guests have fled, I look at the old fleabag snoozing and smiling to himself in front of the television set, and I have to forgive him for his obnoxious, but endearing, habits.


4. Jakarta City (Descriptive text of place)


Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia.
It is centrally located within the country on the northwest coast of Java Island at the mouth of the Ciliwung river.
Jakarta dominates Indonesian’s administrative, economy, cultural activities, an is a major commercial and transportation hub within Asia-with a population of about 9 million, Jakarta has more people than any other cities in Indonesia.

The climate is hot and humid year-round.
Rainfall occurs throughout the year, although it is the heaviest from November to May.
To average annual precipitation in Jakarta is 1, 790 mm.
The city lies on a flat, low plain and is prone to flooding during periods of heavy rainfall.

Kota is city’s oldest commercial area.
It is located south of the old Sunda Kelapa harbour.
Glodok, the south of Kota is a banking, retail and residential neighborhood with a large Chinese population.
Merdeka Square with Monas (The National Monument) dominates the city’s central district.
Surrounding the square are Istana Merdeka, the presidential palace, the National Museum, and the Istiqlal Mosque.




5. The Moon (Descriptive text of thing)

Moon is the earth's satellite which we often see in the night.
The Moon is the one place in our solar system where humans have visited.
For the firs time on July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin landed the Lunar Module of Apollo 11 on the surface of the Moon.
Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the Moon.
However do you know what descriptive facts about the Moon are?

The moon rises in the east and sets in the west.
It moves toward the east in our sky by about 12 degrees each day.
The Moon is about 384,400 kilometers from Earth.
The Moon has a diameter of 2,000 miles which is like to 3,476 kilometers.

The surface of the Moon has many things, such as craters, lava plains, mountains, and valleys.
Scientists believe the craters were formed around 3.5 to 4.5 billion years ago by meteors hitting the moon's surface.
The Moon does not have atmosphere, wind and weather that is why the footprints left there on the Moon by the Apollo astronauts will remain there for millions of years.

The Moon is not a light source.
It means that Moon does not make its own light.
It reflects light from the sun.
All of us can see the Moon especially in the night because light from the Sun bounces off it back to the Earth.
If the Sun wasn't there, we can not see the Moon.

The moon influences many of the tides in the oceans. This is because of the gravity force between the Earth and Moon.
At full Moon and new Moon, the Sun, Earth and Moon are lined up, producing the higher than normal tides.
When the Moon is at first or last quarter, it forms smaller neap tides.

6. Baby Missing (Descriptive text of person)
Dian, a three-year old girl, has been reported missing.
She has short curly hair and dimples when she smiles.
She was last seen wearing a white shirt and red shorts.

If you see a child who looks like the little girl in the picture, please call the nearest police Station or Mr. Jeckly at 9333-3333

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