Discourse

Introduction

These are some discursive sentences.

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My family

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TreeLeaves

Setting

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This is a photograph of my family.

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My sister's friend took this photograph in my parent's home.

We stood in front of the lounge curtains.

My Parents

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My parents are on the left.

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Mum and Dad are retired.

Now, they live in Bude in Cornwall.

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Bude is a quiet town by the sea.

Sometimes, they walk on the beach.

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Bude is very busy in the summer.

My Father

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Dad was a farmer in the vicinity of Bude.

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When he was a farmer, he milked the cows every day.

The cows had big eyes.

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There were cows and sheep on the farm.

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Dad's eyes are brown.

He has short, black hair.

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He loves the garden.

He is good at gardening.

His vegetables are delicious.

My Mother

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Mum was a housewife.

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She is of short stature.

Her hair is brown.

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Mum likes cooking.

She is good at cooking.

I love Mum's cakes!

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My parents married in 1956.

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Every Sunday, they go to Church and meet their friends.

My parents are very kind.

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Mum and Dad watch television every evening.

My Sister

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My sister is on the right in the photo.

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Her name is Heather.

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She has fair hair.

She has little hands.

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My sister lives in Bristol.

Her house is near a park.

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She is a secretary.

She is employed by a solicitor.

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She is good at English.

It is because she reads a lot of books.

She does not like mathematics.

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She likes films.

She often goes to the cinema.

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Sometimes my sister comes and meets me in Cardiff.

Childhood

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When I was a child, my sister and I played together on the farm.

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We had dogs and cats. The dogs had big ears.

The cats had little mouths.

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There was a wood on the farm.

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There was a small river, but there were no mountains.

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Sometimes, we climbed trees.

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It was fun.

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My town.

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Keith

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A postcard is attached to the page.

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This postcard is a photo of my town.

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The name of my town is Bude.

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I was born in Plymouth, but I grew up in Bude.

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When I was a boy, my family lived on a farm near Bude.

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Bude is a small, quiet town.

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Bude is smaller than Cardiff and Bude is quieter than Cardiff.

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I like Bude more than Cardiff.

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When I was a boy, every Friday, my family went to Bude to go shopping.

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Grandma lived in Bude.

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After the shopping, we visited Grandma.

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There is a fine beach in Bude.

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Sometimes I walk on the beach.

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There are some small sand dunes.

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Kobo Abe wrote a book in 1962.

The book's name was Woman of the Dunes.

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The dunes in the book are scary, but the dunes at Bude are not scary!

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Have you watched the film of the book?

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I prefer the film to the book.

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There is a canal on the left in the photo.

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A company built the canal in 1819.

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There is a river on the right in the photo.

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There are various public buildings in Bude.

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There is a police station, a fire station and a hospital.

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There is a new library next to the canal.

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There is no railway station. Exeter is the most convenient station.

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When I was a university student, I studied in London.

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I travelled to Exeter by bus. I travelled from Exeter to London by train.

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The journey was very long.

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There was a famous battle near Bude on 16th May 1643.

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This battle was an English Civil war battle.

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Every year, a few people remember the event.

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Of the foods associated with Bude, the Cornish Pasty is the most famous; a Cornish Pasty is a delicious pie.

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There is beef, potato and onion in the pie.

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There are many interesting villages nearby.

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I like Boscastle. it's a pretty harbour.

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Sir Goldsworthy Gurney lived at Bude.

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He was a famous engineer.

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In 1825, he invented a steam carriage.

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Autumn is the best season for sight-seeing.

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Summer is very busy.

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Please come to Bude!