text types (Jenis-Jenis Teks)

Recount

The purpose of Recount Text is to retell past events (events happened in the past)

Generic Structures of Recount Text:

1. Orientation            (memperkenalkan tokoh, tempat dan waktu  kejadian)

2. Series of Events    (Urutan kejadian)

3. Re-orientation     (Komentar dari penulis atas kejadian yang diceritakan)

Hi, I’m Jedi. I have a twin sister, named Jada.

We were born on August 5, 1992. We are in the eighth grade now. Jada and I do everything together. We are in the same class. We dress alike. We look the same. We always get other people confused. This really makes Jada and I laugh. Teachers and friends always get us mixed up at school. Even our father has trouble telling us apart. Our mother doesn’t. She always knows which twin is which. Jada and I often try to confuse her, but it has never happened.

One day, our teacher told our mother to get one of us a different haircut, so that he could tell us apart. Jada and I were horrified. We didn’t want to look different. We liked looking the same.

Our mother came to the rescue, and refused to make us cut our hair. We were happy just the way we were and didn’t want to change. Our dad just shook his head. He would have to stay confused. Jada and I didn’t care.

We knew which one was which, and that was all that mattered.

Questions:

1. Who never gets confused telling the twin girls apart?

a. Dad

b. Mother

c. Teachers

d. friends

2. What did their teacher suggest to make them look different?

a. to get one of them a different haircut

b. to get them mixed up at school

c. not to make him confused

d. to get them horrified

3. How did they feel about the teacher’s suggestion?

a. happy

b. horrified

c. glad

d. excited

See other examples?

Nora’s Experience.

Nora’s experience

Nora was sixteen years old. She had a little brother. Her brother’s name was Jim. Jim was sometimes naughty. But he made Nora laugh a lot, and she loved him and was always very nice to him.
One afternoon she was walking from her house to the store when she saw a small boy running along the street towards her. He was going very fast. When he came near her, she was surprised to see it was Jim.
“Hi, Jim,” Nora shouted to him. “Why are you running like that?”
Jim didn’t stop, but he waved to his sister and shouted. “I’m trying to stop two boys from fighting.”
Nora was surprised again. She laughed and said, “That’s an important job for a little boy, isn’t it? You don’t do things like that very often. Who are the two boys?”
“They are Tom and me,” answered Jim as he continued running down the street very quickly.

(Taken from Bahasa Inggris, Materi PTBK Buku 2)

Going to Green Trees Park

Going to Green Trees Park

Last month, the Wilsons went to Green Trees Park. Jim and Sally sat under the trees and talked and read. The children played ball.
Sally decided to take pictures of the children. She focused her camera. Then, she heard a scream. Sally looked up. A man was stealing a woman’s purse. He was running in her direction.
Sally thought fast. She took three pictures of the man. When the police came, she gave them the film.
The next day, one of Sally’s photographs was in the newspaper. Under the pictures was the story of robbery. In a few hours, the police knew the man’s name and address. They went to his house and arrested him. The man is now in jail.

A Pity Boy

A Pity Boy

Peter was ten years old. One day, his friend, Paul, said to him, “I’m going to have a birthday party on Saturday, Peter. Can you come?”
Peter asked his mother, and she said, “Yes, you can go.” She phoned Paul’s mother to tell her.
Before Peter went to the party on Saturday afternoon, his mother said to him, “Now, Peter, don’t forget to be polite. Don’t ask for food. Wait until someone gives it to you.”
“All right, Mom,” Peter answered, and he went to Paul’s house on his bicycle.
There were a lot of children at the party. They played together for an hour, and then Paul’s mother gave them some food. Unfortunately, she forgot to give Peter any. He waited politely for a few minutes, and then he held his plate up in the air and said loudly, “Does anyone want a nice clean plate?”

(Taken from Bahasa Inggris, Materi PTBK Buku 2)

Hi, I’m Jedi. I have a twin sister, named Jada.

We were born on August 5, 1992. We are in the eighth grade now. Jada and I do everything together. We are in the same class. We dress alike. We look the same. We always get other people confused. This really makes Jada and I laugh. Teachers and friends always get us mixed up at school. Even our father has trouble telling us apart. Our mother doesn’t. She always knows which twin is which. Jada and I often try to confuse her, but it has never happened.

One day, our teacher told our mother to get one of us a different haircut, so that he could tell us apart. Jada and I were horrified. We didn’t want to look different. We liked looking the same.

Our mother came to the rescue, and refused to make us cut our hair. We were happy just the way we were and didn’t want to change. Our dad just shook his head. He would have to stay confused. Jada and I didn’t care.

We knew which one was which, and that was all that mattered.

7. Who never gets confused telling the twin girls apart?

a. Dad                                                                   b. Mother                                                           c. Teachers                                                        d. friends

8. What did their teacher suggest to make them look different?

a. to get one of them a different haircut                                                               c. to get them mixed up at school

b. not to make him confused                                                                                                                                                                                     d. to get them horrified

9. How did they feel about the teacher’s suggestion?

a. happy                                                               b. horrified                                                         c. glad                                                                                                                   d. excited

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