Monday, January 10, 2011

Report Text

What is Report text ?

Report is a text which presents information about something, as it is. It is as a result of systematic observation and analysis

Generic Structure of Report (Parts of Text) :

1. General classification: Stating classification of general aspect of thing; animal, public place, plant, etc which will be discussed in general. Tells what phenomenon under discussion is.

2. Description: Describing the thing which will be discussed in detail; part per part , customs or deed for living creature and usage for materials. Tells what phenomenon under discussion is like in terms of :
- Parts and their functions
- Qualities
- Habits or behavior

Language Feature of Report
• Introducing group or general aspect
• Using conditional logical connection; when, so, etc
• Using simple present tense

Example of Report Text 1:

Kangaroo, the Australian Identity

The first kangaroos in Australia lived in the forest. They ate only insects and were about the size of large rats. They developed from type of possum that came down from the trees to search for food on the forest floor. Today the kangaroos are much bigger than the ancient kangaroos. The smallest kangaroos weigh 500 gram.
There are many types of small kangaroos in Australia although most people only see and hear the big ones. A lot of the smaller kangaroos, such as burrowing and brush-tailed bettongs, are in danger of extinction. The sheep, cattle and rabbits eat their food and the tall grasses the use to shelter from predator like foxes and feral cats.
The kangaroos’ hop is very unusual. It is different from the jump of a large animal. If you try to hop up the street like a kangaroo, you will get tired quickly. A kangaroo can jump 65 km/h. It has hind legs that can store a lot of energy when it hops. Its stomach pumps air in and out of their lungs and saves their muscles a lot of work.
Kangaroos are marsupials. They rear their young in a pouch-like koalas and wombats. In a good condition the females of some kangaroos (for example, the red) are almost always pregnant. A day or two after the joey is born she mates again. A female kangaroo can produce different milk from different teats for the older and younger joeys.

Example of Report Text 2:

The Atlantic bottle nose dolphins are mammals. They breathe air at the surface of the water through a single blowhole located near the top of the head. They can hold their breath for several minutes.
They have a long beaklike snout, a dorsal fin, and sharp teeth. The bottlenose dolphins grow to be almost 12 feet, sometimes weighing more than 1.400 ponds. Most are smaller than this. Dolphins have streamlined bodies and a rounded head with a distinctive beak. Dolphins can dive down to more than 1.000 feet and can jump up to 20 feet out of water. They are very fast swimmers.
Bottlenose dolphins live in small pods of up to 12 whales, they are very social animals. Often many pods group together to form congregation of hundreds of dolphins. They are hunters that fish mostly at the surface of the water, eating mostly fish and squid.

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1 comment:

  1. Keren bgt ..
    thanks yah . !!
    tapi gue pengen tau gimana sih caranya masuk blogger lo ke blogger gue .
    hehehehe :)