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Recount Text (Complete Explanation)

I’m sure all of students who is still studying in junior high school or senior high school requires an interesting and easy explanation to understand the material of Recount Text. Just relax guys .. in this time I’m trying to present it for all you. Please read this article by praying first, we hope what we learn can make us able to master English, amien …

Maybe a lot of friends is still confused what is the difference between Recount Text with Narrative Text. Indeed both are types of Narration text which is a type of text that tells the story in the past. If we learn narrative text, we will find a complication or problem that appears in a story; this is different from recount text. Do you know what is the difference? Okay I will continue, in recount text, there is only event; and the order of the story is neat. (Note: I’m sorry I’m just new English teacher, I agree that this text is called the ancestor of the narrative text, although in linguistics I have not found a ‘right word’ for this type of text).

For more details, let us understand the following description.

Definition of Recount Text

Literally, recount means “to tell.” So recount text can be interpreted as “Text that tells”. If referring to the information in school books (Read: Junior High School / Senior High School). Recount text is a text that tells the reader about one story, action or activity. Its goal is to entertaining or informing the reader. But Inside Recount Text there is no complication just like in Narrative Text.

Generic Structure of Recount Text

# Orientation : tells who was involved, what happened, where the events took place, and when it happened.
# Events : tell what happened in chronological sequence.
# Re-orientation : consists of optional-closure of events/ending.

Purpose of Recount Text

The purpose of a recount is to list and describe past experiences by retelling events in the order in which they happened. Recounts are written to retell events with the purpose of either informing or entertaining their audience (or both)

In a simple word the purpose of recount text is To retell past experience

Language Feature of Recount Text

– Using the simple past tense, past continuous tense, past perfect tense, and past perfect continuous tense.
– Using temporal sequence, e.g. On Saturday. On Monday, On Sunday
– Focus on specific participant, e.g. I (the writer)
– Using the conjunctions, such as: then, before, after, etc.
– Using action verb, e.g. went, stayed

Example of Recount Text

My Vacation with My Beloved People

One day, my sister named Putri said to me that she really wanted to go to the beach. So I promised her that the next week we would go to Mutun beach in Lampung.

The next week, we prepared everything needed in the morning. We brought some foods and beverages, such as chocolate wafers, potato chips, water and orange juice. Before going to the beach, I ask our brother, Bayu, to join us. He agreed to join and we went there together with our parents. We went there by car. It took 3 hours to arrive there. Then, we bought tickets in the entrance gate. Before swimming, we changed our clothes first. We swam there for more than one hour. We felt so tired that we decided to eat the foods that we had brought. Next, three of us created a very big sand castle, while my parents were enjoying the beautiful scenery there. After that, we decided to go home because it was getting dark.

On the way home, we still felt hungry. So we stopped at a restaurant to have dinner. I ordered sruit, Lampungnese traditional food, while my brother, my sister, and my parents ordered fried rice. After finished eating, we paid our bills. Then, we went home. We arrived at home at 9 o’clock. We were tired but we were absolutely happy.

My experience met with taufik hidayat
Last sunday, there was Thomas cup badminton championship between Indonesa and China. It was held on Istora Gelora Bung Karno. I went to Istora Gelora Bung Karno with my Brother, Andi.
Before entering Istora Gelora Bung Karno, we looked the bus that took Indonesian badminton team players. I saw taufik Hidayat, Muhammad Ahsan, Hendra Setiawan, Hayom Rumbaka, Angga Pratama, Rian Agung, Simon Santoso, Sony Dwi Kuncoro and the other Indonesian badminton players in that bus. They were very handsome. Then, we followed that bus to main-entrance. I found that Taufik Hidayat left from the bus. When we wanted to get close to Taufik Hidayat, a security guard held me back. But, I thought that security guard was familiar because He was my old friend when I was senior high school, he was Andre. After that, he let me in, finally i could meet Taufik Hidayat and got his signature.

Came Late to school
Last wednesday, I came late to my school because I played playstation untill 2.00 am in the night. Because that I woke up late.
I woke up about 6.30 am and the class would be began at 7.00 am. I ran to bathroom to take a bath. I usually had a breakfast after took a bath, but in that day I did not do that.
I always went to school by my moyorcycle. But in that day, I forgot where I put the key. So, I went to the school by public transportion. It made me took a longer time. I arrived at school at 7.15 am, I ran to my class but I saw my teacher has stood in front of the class to teach. I entered to my class and of course my teacher was angry to me because I came late.
It was my bad experience and I hoped I would not do that again.

I think that’s all my explanation about recount text. I hope this article is useful for you. Thanks for your visiting….

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