Sunday, February 5, 2012

Recount Text (Update)

Teks recount bercerita tentang kejadian / peristiwa yang telah berlalu / lampau, biasanya tentang pengalaman pribadi penulis.

Struktur teks recount:

1. Orientation (orientasi):
Berisi pendahuluan tentang tokoh yang ada dalam cerita tersebut, peristiwa yang terjadi, tempat dan waktu peristiwa itu terjadi.

2. Events:
Berisi jalinan peristiwa / kejadian yang ada dalam cerita pengalaman tersebut. Bagian ini bisa terdiri atas beberapa event / peristiwa.

3. Re-orientation:
Berisi tentang rangkuman / penutup cerita.

Ciri-ciri teks recount:
·  menggunakan past tense
·  menggunakan kata hubung (conjunction), misalnya: then, before, after.


Mr. and Mrs. Charly were on a tour to Europe.
They were travelling on a guided tour to five countries. They were going to travel through the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and France for two weeks.
The guide for the tour was a Swiss. On the first day of the travel the guide told them to check their passports, their traveller's cheques and their foreign cash. He told them to keep them safely.
They travelled in a comfortable coach with a toilet, music and video. The guide stopped the coach at many famous places. He explained the cultural importance of the places. They stayed in big hotels for the night and ate in the restaurants.
On the way, they stopped at small restaurants to eat lunch. In big towns, they went for shopping. They bought many souvenirs for their friends. They enjoyed the two-week tour.

Read the following text and answer questions I to 3.

I want to tell you about my memorable time in Singapore. It was one of the best holidays I ever had.
I shall never forget the spectacular sight of the city I saw from Mount Fable that night. The roller-coaster ride, the stunts performed by the dolphins and the killer whale at the Sea World were also exciting. I shall remember the thrill of having been on one of the longest rides in the monorail in Sentosa Island for many years to come.
I also enjoyed various varieties of seafood at the makeshift roadside stalls at the Chinatown night market. I also enjoyed the shopping trips. My family and friends agreed that the souvenirs were value for money, especially the silk scarves with pretty prints and the attractive key chains.

1. What did the writer do at the Chinatown?
A. He had a roller-coaster experience.
B. He had a various varieties of seafood.
C. He enjoyed the snails.
D. He enjoyed the souvenirs.

(Ujian Nasional 2008/2009)

2. What kind of souvenir did the writer buy?
A. Postcards and snails.
B. Seafood and squid.
C. Money and scarves.
D. Silk scarves and key chains.

(Ujian Nasional 2008/2009)

3. "I shall never forget the spectacular sight of the city . . . ." (Paragraph 2) What does the underlined word mean?
A. Nice.
B. Usual.
C. Amazing.
D. Ordinary.

(Ujian Nasional 2008/2009)

Read the following text and answer questions 4 to 6.

Hooray! We had Fun with English in our school! We enjoyed this event on Thursday, 17th January 2008, at Yos Sudarso Primary School in Karawang. We had waited for it since September 2007. So when the day came, we were really happy. We played many games such as matching colours, matching pictures, horse racing, running and finding and spelling bee. We had story tellings, too.
All students from grade 1 to grade 6 joined Fun with English, so there were 3 slots for the activities. We really had fun and we could practise our English. We also sang together about parts of our body, and do-re-mi.
Many prizes were given in this event. There were tickets from Ice World and Gondola of Ancol Bay City, tickets from Water Boom of Lippo Cikarang, tickets from Insects World and Freshwater World of TMII, T-shirts, pens, stickers and many other merchandizes.

4. The text merely tells us about ....
A. learning English at Yos Sudarso Primary School
B. learning English through fun activities
C. getting prizes in learning English
D. getting tickets from English activities

(Ujian Nasional 2008/2009)

5. What is the main idea of paragraph three?
A. Many prizes were given in the event.
B. All students of the school joined the game.
C. The students had fun during the game.
D. "Fun with English" is a nice program.

(Ujian Nasional 2008/2009)

6. Why were there three slots for the activities?
A. There were so many activities to join.
B. There were some prizes to win.
C. Students from grade 1 to 6 joined the games.
D. All students of Yos Sudarso Primary School joined the games.

(Ujian Nasional 2008/2009)

Read the text and answer questions 7 and 8.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson once kept a large monkey he had brought from Kalimantan. The monkey was very faithful to her masters and was very friendly to their baby girl.
One day Mr. and Mrs. Wilson went out to attend a wedding ceremony. They left the baby to the monkey they had trusted as a baby sister.
Suddenly a fire broke out in the house. The door and the staircase were already on fire.
All the neighbors looked sadly at the windows of the room where the baby girl slept in. Somebody ran for a ladder to reach the windows, but it was no use now.
Just then they saw a black hand open the window upstairs, and then came out the monkey with the baby girl in her arms. Down she climbed. Slowly and carefully she brought the baby out safely.

7. Where did Mr. and Mrs. Wilson put their baby?
A. In the room upstairs.
B. In the monkey's arm.
C. At the back window.
D. Under the ladder.

8. ". . . with the baby girl in her arms." (Last paragraph) What does the word `her' refer to?
A. Mr. Wilson's neighbor’s
B. Mr. Wilson's wife's
C. The large monkey's
D. The baby girl's

Read the text and answer questions 9 and 10.

What will you feel as a pilot if there is something wrong with your plane at an altitude of thousand metres above the earth? Very tense!
Captain Smokey Stover and 1st Officer Tom Zion were in the cockpit of a 130-passenger Eastern jet on route to New York. It was cruising at 33,000 feet.
Suddenly they both straightened up. There was a rhythmic thumping coming through the floor. It was so definite that they could feel the vibrations with their feet. They checked their instruments, but there was no warning signal there.
They thought one of the landing gear doors hadn't closed, so they slowed down, but there was no reduction in the vibrations. Then they began to worry about their engines. Was one out of synchronization? A check showed that they were in perfect tune. Now the men grew concerned.
They called New York to have a crew of expert mechanics meet the plane. After a safe landing, as the mechanics were swarming aboard, the senior stewardess told Captain Stover, "We really have a weird passenger on this trip. He jogged in the lavatory next to the cockpit for 20 minutes."
Captain Stover looked a bit upset. He had never had such a passenger before.

9. The wrong statement about Captain Stover based on the text is ....
A. he flew a 130 passenger Eastern jet
B. he felt the vibrations with his feet clearly
C. his plane was on the way to New York
D. he could find the problem of the plane

10. Where was the lavatory?
A. Beside the cockpit.
B. Behind the cockpit.
C. Next to the cabin.
D. In the cabin.

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