Senin, 04 Juni 2012

Generic Structure of Recount Text (including the example)

RECOUNT TEXT

This sample recount is labelled to show you the structure and language features of a recount text.

TITLE :
A visit to a sheep property

ORIENTATION :
 Last holidays I visited a sheep property. I helped in the shearing sheds and in the yards.

SEQUENCE OF EVENTS :
On the first day the Merino wethers were crutched. I helped by sweeping up after therouseabout picked up the wool pieces. Shearers start early (at 7.30 am).After lunch, we started shearing the lambs. There were more than 400 so we didn't finish untilthe next day. Once again I was sweeping and picking up dags.I was tired by the end of the day in the shed but our work wasn't finished. We all had to helpto get the wethers and lambs back into the paddocks. As well, we had to get a mob of ewesand their lambs into the yards for shearing the next day. Then it was time for tea (that's whatmy nanna calls dinner).

REORIENTATION :
 This was a very long day but I enjoyed it a lot.
 Past Tense
- visited, had
 Action Terms
- crutched - helped
 Indicates When
- After lunch
 Indicates Where
- in the shed
 Focuses on Individuals
- I , We
 So...

What is it?
-It is a text that tells us about what had happened in series of events in sequence.

What is the function?
-To tell an event in the past time chronologically

What is the generic structure of recount text?
-Orientation-Series of events-Reorientation

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