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When we describe a process, we use a series of instructions to describe how we make or produce something or to elaborate how so mething is done.

Writing

Describing a process

When we describe a process, we use a series of instructions to describe how we make or produce something or to elaborate how so mething is done.

When instructions are given as to how to make a particular dish, or to operate a machine or to perform an experiment, we use the imperative. The process can also be described using the passive voice.

Linkers are essential to join the different instructions together. Terms such as first, then, next, and then finally, are all used in the narration / descriptive process.

Study the sample paragraph describing the process of cleaning a flask.

Take a pinch of non- abrasive washing powder or washing soda and put it inside the flask. You could even use a mild cleaning liquid. In that case, pour a few drops of the cleaning liquid into the flask. Next, take a mug of hot water. Pour it into the flask, close it and shake well. Then clean the inner surface of the flask with a gentle brush.

Also clean the cap of the flask. Rinse well three or four times. Then allow the flask to dry. If there is an unpleasant odour, a pinch of sugar can be put into the flask and the flask could be cleaned properly with hot water.

 

Task 1:

Preparation of apple juice

You plan to delight your parents and sister, serving them chilled apple juice. Here is the process: (Complete the sentences with the right form of the verbs)

Four or five apples are taken (take) and washed (wash) well. They ate wiped (wipe) dry and cut into pieces of medium size. The seeds are removed ( remove). Then the apples are put (put) into the mixer. Some milk is added (add) .The apples are crushed (crush) and a fine liquid is obtained (obtain) . This liquid is filtered (filter) and the juice is stored ( store) in the refrigerator. It is taken (take ) out whenever needed, and after adding sugar, it is served (serve) in cups.

 

Task 2:

Installing a computer

The description of installing a computer in your study room is given in the form of jumbled sentences. Rearrange the sentences in the right order and form a coherent paragraph.

1.  Once you connect the CPU, connect the keyboard and mouse.

2.  Before turning on the power, check that all parts are connected to the CPU.

3.  First open the box and take out the computer parts.

4.  Plug both the computer and the monitor with a power cord.

5.  Set the computer on a table or flat surface.

6.  Finally turn on the power.

Answer:

3. First open the box and take out the computer parts

5. Set the computer on a table or flat surface

4. Plug both the computer and the monitor with a power cord

1. Once you connect the CPU, connect the keyboard and mouse

2. Before turning on the power, check that all parts are connected to the CPU

6. Finally turn on the power


 

Task 3:

Attempt a description of the following processes, in about 100 words each, either using the imperative or the passive.

1.  Preparing your favourite dish

2.  Organising a birthday party in your house

3.  Sending a letter by courier service

4.  Obtaining a demand draft from a bank


1.  Preparing your favourite dish

• take rise, onions, garlic, carrot and peas.

• fry the rice by hightly browning with oil in a pan.

• stir fry the onions, garlic and carrot until tender.

• fry them in the centre of pan with the rice.

• Pour in the centre of pan with the rice.

• pour in the whisked eggs and scramble until small curd form.

• Add souce flavor to the rice

• Add green peas at the end to retain colour and shape.

• Now ready fried rice


2.  Organising a birthday party in your house

My younger sister’s birthday is next Sunday. I am making arrangement for a birthday party. The first thing is I must buy a suitable present for her. Then I have to invite her close friends and also my close friends. I have to request my mother and elder sister to prepare tasty food for the guests. I will help them by going with them to market and buying things. I will arrange my room and my sisters room neatly. And then we can all sit together and chat merrily.


3.  Sending a letter by courier service
After writing a letter to my friend, I put it in a cover. I write “To” and write my friends full address and include his mobile phone number, on one side of the cover. On the other side I write my address under the word “From”. I add my mobile phone number. Then I close the cover with a sellotape. I take the cover to the courier collection centre, pay the charges and thank the courier workers.

4.  Obtaining a demand draft from a bank

1. Go to the bank and pick the form concerned.
2. Fill in the form neatly and legibly.
3. Write the name of the person whom you are going to take in favour of.
4. Hand over the application to the staff concerned along with cash.
5. After some time you will be issued the DD by the bank staff.

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