Recount Text ; Definition, Generic Structures, Purposes, Language Features

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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
Orientation:
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.
Events:
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.

Contoh Recount Text – My Busy Holiday

On February 8th, 2016, I thought this would be a great holiday for me because that was Chinese New Year holiday. I didn’t celebrate the Chinese New Year as I’m not Chinese but I guessed that it was a good time for me to get full refreshing. I was so tired to studying. However, the unpredictable fact broke everything up.

First like an ordinary daughter, I had to get up early morning to help my mother, of course after I prayed. Then I did the dishes, cleaned up my room, and did my bed. I was really in danger if my mom knew that my room was messy. So, I made it as soon as possible. After finishing everything, my aunts called me in the afternoon. I did not meet them for a long time so we kept for hours to talk about some up to date gossips. Not long after that, my neighbor who is also my schoolmate visited me. She asked my help to finish her homework. At last, the time was running and the homework was successfully finished. An unpredictable moment happened after that. To my surprised, I just remembered that I had a lot of homework too. I got confused and regretful why I did not check it. As the consequence, I did my homework until late night and it was hardly finished. Since then, I always check my home work before having a holiday.

I did not feel this was holiday instead of I had to work hard and got a long ship with my homework.

Artinya :

Terjehah : Liburanku yang Sibuk

Tanggal 8 Februari, 2016, saya pikir hari itu akan menjadi hari libur yang sangat menyenangkan bagi saya karena itu adalah hari libur tahun baru China (Imlek). Saya tidak merayakan Tahun Baru Imlek karena saya bukan orang Cina tapi saya berfikir bahwa itu adalah waktu yang tepat bagi saya untuk mendapatkan refreshing sepanjang hari. Aku sangat lelah untuk belajar. Namun, fakta yang tak terduga menghancurkan semuanya.

Pertama seperti layaknya seorang anak perempuan, saya harus bangun pagi untuk membantu ibu, tentu saja setelah saya sholat. Lalu saya mencuci piring, membersihkan kamar saya, dan merapikan tempat tidur. Aku benar-benar berada dalam bahaya jika ibu saya tahu bahwa kamar saya berantakan. Jadi, saya mengerjakannya sesegera mungkin. Setelah menyelesaikan segalanya, bibi saya memanggil saya di sore hari. Saya sudah lama tidak bertemu dengan mereka sehingga obrolan kita berlangsung berjam-jam membicarakan tentang beberapa gosip terkini. Tidak lama setelah itu, tetangga saya yang juga teman sekolah saya mengunjungi saya. Dia meminta bantuan saya untuk menyelesaikan PR-nya. Akhirnya, waktupun berlalu dan pekerjaan rumah berhasil kami selesaikan. Saat yang tak terduga terjadi setelah itu. Saya sangat terkejut ketika saya baru saja ingat bahwa saya punya banyak pekerjaan rumah juga. Saya bingung dan menyesal mengapa saya tidak memeriksanya. Sebagai konsekuensinya, saya mengerjakan pekerjaan rumah saya sampai larut malam dan itu hampir tidak selesai. Sejak saat itu, saya selalu memeriksa pekerjaan rumah saya sebelum memiliki liburan.

Saya tidak merasa hari itu adalah liburan, karena saya justru harus bekerja keras untuk menyelesaikan pekerjaan saya.

Contoh Recount Text – My Experience Met with Taufik Hidayat

Orientation:

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.

Events:

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.

Reorientation:

Then, I went back to my seat at the Istora stadium to support Indonesian team. The supporter was very crowded. They shouted “IN-DO-NE-SI-A” during the match.

Terjemahan

My Experience Met with Taufik Hidayat

Minggu lalu, ada kejuaraan bulutangkis Thomas antara Indonesa dan China. Acara digelar di Istora Gelora Bung Karno. Saya pergi ke Istora Gelora Bung Karno bersama kakak saya, Andi.

Sebelum memasuki Istora Gelora Bung Karno, kami melihat bus yang membawa pemain tim bulutangkis Indonesia. Saya melihat taufik Hidayat, Muhammad Ahsan, Hendra Setiawan, Hayom Rumbaka, Angga Pratama, Rian Agung, Simon Santoso, Sony Dwi Kuncoro dan pemain bulutangkis Indonesia lainnya di bus itu. Mereka sangat tampan. Kemudian, kami mengikuti bus itu menuju pintu masuk utama. Saya menemukan bahwa Taufik Hidayat berangkat dari bus. Ketika kami ingin mendekati Taufik Hidayat, seorang satpam menahanku. Tapi, saya pikir satpam itu akrab karena dia adalah teman lama saya saat saya SMA, dia adalah Andre. Setelah itu, dia membiarkan saya masuk, akhirnya saya bisa bertemu Taufik Hidayat dan mendapat tanda tangannya.

Kemudian, saya kembali ke tempat duduk saya di stadion Istora untuk mendukung tim Indonesia. Pendukungnya sangat ramai. Mereka berteriak “IN-DO-NE-SI-A” selama pertandingan berlangsung.

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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