What is recount text? Is a text used to retell the past experience When we talk /write about past events we are giving a recount. Recount is used to write our daily experience. We use recount in : Diary book, letter or E-mail, biography, history etc. The purpose/social function is to inform or entertain the reader
Generic Structure text.There are three parts of a recount 1. Orientation explains setting (when, where) and the participants/character (who) happening in the passage at the beginning 2. Events Event explains a series of happenings in temporal sequence (from the beginning until the end) 3. Reorientation Describes what happens in the end of the story or conclusion of the story
Features of A RECOUNTGrammatical features of a recountRecounts usually include the following grammatical features: Descriptive words to give details about who, what, when, where and how The use of the past tense to retell the events Words that show the order (conjunction) of the events (for example, first, next, then, finally, after that (sequences).
Time Connectors to showorder (sequences) After Before As Until/till Finally After that As soon as At first First, second… Suddenly When while Then at that moment At the time
o Yesterdayo The day before yesterdayo Just nowo Last night, last Sunday,last….o Two days ago, three days ago,…..ago
GOING TO A BOOK STORE Last week I went to a book store with my brother. We wanted to buy some books and comics. We went there by a motorcycle. First we left homeOrientation at 4 P.M. The traffic to the book store was not crowded. The book store was not so far from our house. After 25 minutes, we arrived at the book store. There were many people at the book store. I saw there were some people choosing kinds of books, magazines, comics, etc. There were many kinds of books at the book store. They were arranged on book shelves.Events Some people read in front of the shelves. We chose some books and comics we needed and went to cashier. After that we went to a restaurant for having meal. I ordered meat-balls and a soft drink. My brother ordered fried noodle and a soft drink too. Finally we went home in the evening. We arrived home at 7.15 P.M.Reorientation We left very tired but we were happy.
From the text above identify: Past verbs and its base verbssequences
Arrange these paragraphs into a good text ! Finally I found the book after looking for about one hour. After that, I went to cashier to pay the book. The price was not too expensive. It was just twenty thousand rupiah. After I arrived there, I looked for my favorite books, English book!. I saw many interesting book there but I was looking for book entitled “English is Fun”. Yesterday, I went to a “Banjar Book Store”. It was a famous book store in banjarharjo. We can find many good books there. I went there by bike because it was not too far from my house. I departed from my house at 4 pm. I arrived at home at 6pm. I couldnt wait no longer to read the book I just bought. I thought that hunting a book is very interesting. Did you think the same?
Answer the questions based on the passage1. Where did the writer go?2. Where was the book store located?3. When did the writer leave his house?4. What was the book looked by the writer?5. Were there many interesting book in the book store?