Thursday, September 13, 2012

Narrative Text : How the Giraffe Got its Long Neck

Hello readers! Nice to see you again. Understanding Genre constantly give you examples of genre as a references for you at school. 

In this occasion, we present an example of Narrative text in the form of Myth. Are you still remember what is Myth? A myth is a story about natural phenomenon. And here is the example of Narrative text entitled How the Giraffe Got its Long Neck. Let us see together!

How the Giraffe Got its Long Neck

Many years ago, when giraffes had short necks, they had to climb tress for food. 

One day, Fred giraffe climbed a large tree for a tasty morsel on the top branch. He grabbed it with his mouth but he slipped and was dangling by his teeth. His friend, Tom giraffe, came walking by and saw Fred hanging. So, Tom pulled Fred's legs and stretched his neck until Fred was standing on the ground with his head in the tree tops. 

From then on, all giraffes had long necks.

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Narrative Text : The Story of Surabaya

Hello readers! We are glad to see you again. We give you another example of Narrative text to make you understand genre you learned. In this occasion, you will read "The Story of Surabaya". Enjoy reading this text. Hopefully, you can develop this text with your own writing. Try to write narrative text with your own words.

The Story of Surabaya

Once upon a time, there were two animals living in Kali Mas. They were called Sura and Baya. Sura was a shark. Menawhile, Baya was a crocodile. They were friends and lived in peace and harmony. They ate a lot of fish together everyday. They ate very greedily. So, the population of the fish and shrimps  decreased quickly. 

Baya and Sura were often hungry. They often fought over the food. They forgot their friendship. Baya and Sura were equally very strong. None of them won the fight. Realizing this, they became reconciled. They want to live in peace and harmony as before. 

Baya and Sura agreed to divide the river into two. Then, they made a border using mud and sand. Baya lived upstream and Sura lived downstream. They looked for foods in their own areas. They did not fight over the food anymore. 

The dry season came. There was no water anymore in the downstream. But there was still enough water in the upstream. So, Sura entered upstream to look food. However, Baya got angry to see Sura look for food in his area. Sura explained that he could not lved in downstream because there was no water in there. Baya did not care. He asked Sura to leave his area. 

Knowing this, Baya and Sura fought again. None of them won the fight. They were equally strong. A lot of people came to the bank of the river. They saw the fight. Finally, Baya and Sura died. An old man talked to people. This event we see today is rare. So, to remember this event, I name this place after two animals, that is Surabaya. 

Those people agreed. So up to know, people call the place Surabaya.

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Report Text : Dolphins

Hello, readers! How are you today? We are very happy to see you again. Again, we present example of genre exclusively for you. 

In this occasion, you can read the example of Report Text about Dolphins. As we know that Report text give information about things in the world. Report text present about living things. This example below is a simple Report Text to make you understand genre. Enjoy reading!


Dolphins are sea mammals. They have to breathe air or they will die. They are the member of the Delphinidae Family. 

Dolphins have smooth skin. Only baby dolphins are born  with a few bristly hairs on their snouts. These hair soon fall out. They have a long tail and the fin on the top of their back keeps the dolphins from rolling over. The female dolphins have a thick layer of fat under their skin to keep them warm when they dive very deep. The dolphin's front fins are called flippers. They use them to turn left and right. Dolphins grow from 2 to 3 meters long and weight up to 75 kilograms. 

Dolphins hunt together in a group. A group of dolphins is called a pod. They eat fish, shrimps and small squid. They live in salt water oceans. Dolphins can hold their breath for six minutes. 

When they hear or see a ship close by they go near it and follow it for many kilometers. Dolphins can leap out of the water and do somersaults. Sometimes they invent their own tricks and stunts after watching other dolphins performance. 

Dolphins are friendly to people and have never harmed anyone. They are very playful animals. 

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Discussion : Should the School Held Student Farewell Party with Band Performance?

Hello, readers! Glad to see you again. How are you this few days? Fine?

Well, in this occasion, we present an example of Discussion text, another text types which should be learned by the students of high school. Discussion text is written in order to present information about and arguments for both sides of an issues, concluding with a conclusion or recommendation based on the weight of evidence. 

Here is the example of Discussion text. Hopefully you can understand the text and write with your own skill. Enjoy reading!

Should the School Held Student Farewell Party with Band Performance

Recently at Manchester School, year six are having a discussion on whether the school should or shouldn't have a band at the Student Farewell Party. 

Many people believe that it costs a lot of money to have a band at the farewell. The neighbor living nearby might complain about the noise that the band makes. The band might take a lot of  room so there is not enough room for the children to have an enjoyable night. 

At the same time, many people believe that if there is no band performance at the farewell, it wouldn't be as much fun and less people would attend the farewell party. With the band, it will be it will be entertaining for a lot of people and at the same time play clearer and louder music. 

Although there are few reasons for not having band performance at the farewell party, I hope  I have convinced you that the school should held the student farewell party with band performance.

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Anecdote : A Terrible Street Preacher

Hello readers, we are very glad to see you again. In this occasion, we present the example of Anecdote. You can use it as a reference and hopefully you can write your own Anecdote. Writing anecdote is easy. It is based on your personal experiences. Well, let us see the example below!

A Terrible Street Preacher

Guess what happened on the way to school this morning? I couldn't believe it! This street preacher almost got killed.

I am on the bus coming down Orchid Street, late as usual, and this little bloke just steps in front of the oncoming traffic at the lights. He starts shouting at all the drivers about the end of the world and being prepared to meet their maker and so on. Then all the cars start honking and people are yelling "Get off the road!" But no, the bloke just keep walking up and down inside these placard things telling everyone to repent and prepare fotr the end of the world. 

It was really amazing. 

Well, he isn't looking and suddenly this cyclist comes racing between the kerb and the bus and ploughs straight into him. the little man lies there all tangled up in his placards and I am thinking "oh no, he's dead." Then suddenly he sits up and brushes himself off and starts again, walking up and down and raving. I think the police must have taken him off after that. 

I mean he was really mad but how's that for commitment?

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Exemplum : Living on Aboriginal Reserves in the Past

Dear readers! How's everything? We are happy to see you again. Continuing our program to present more about the example of genre, in this occasion, we presents the example of Exemplum text.

Perhaps, some of you are not familiar with this kind of genre. Here is the example of Exemplum genre. It is from radio transcript discussing about living on aboriginal reserves in the past.

Living on Aboriginal Reserves in the Past

It happened quite a lot - any time that white people would come to the place, the word would get straight around  "Lookout, here's the welfare or Look out, here's the police; and immediately we'd head bush. 

They were always treated with suspicion because of the days not too long before, when I was a kid, when they'd just come there and take the kids away. 

Mom used to tell me what used to happen, you know and whose kids were taken and where they went to.

It was a fear that was maintained and it's a fear maintained for most aboriginal people today. The suspicion of white people and their authority. The reason is due to white people just come into the mission and just stood over people, took kids away and laid their own law down. 

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Genre : Exemplum

Hello readers! Again, we are happy to see you again. In this occasion, we are going to present one of story genre; Exemplum. What is exemplum and how it is organized, we will elaborate in the following explanation. 

What is Exemplum?
Exemplum is a kind of story genre . It deals with incidents which are in some respects out of the usual. The incidents it self, dealt with so that they point to some more general value in the cultural context. The significance of the events doesn't lies with in the text but in the cultural context where they exemplify particular value.

What are the generic structure?
Every text type has own characteristics and generic structures. Generic structures tell us about how the texts are organized. The generic structure of Exemplum are : 
  • Abstract (sometimes also known as synopsis) 
  • Orientation
  • Incidents
  • Judgements
  • Re-orientation
What are the language features?
  • The language feature of Exemplum are as follow :
  • It usually use conjunctive relations both temporal and logical. 
  • It usually use exophoric reference (especially in Abstract or synopsis)
  • It usually use of material and action process to explore the incidents. 
  • It uses relational process in order to explore judgements. 
  • It uses text reference and lexical  ties to point  to values  suggested by events. 

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Procedure Text : How to Make Onion Burger

Hello all readers! We are happy to see you again. In this occasion, we are going to present, again and again, the example of Procedural text in the form of cooking recipe. 

As usual, Procedural text consists of goal or aim, material and then followed by some instructions or steps. Well, let us see the example of procedure text entitled How to make onion burger. 

How to Make Onion Burger

Material / Ingredients :
  1. 1,5 lb ground beef
  2. 1 tea spoon salt
  3. 0,25 tea spoon pepper
  4. 2 tea spoon mustard
  5. 6 split buns
  6. 1,5 onion, chopped
  7. 4 tea spoon butter
  8. 2 tea spoon horseradish

Steps :
  1. First, prepare all the material you need
  2. Second, mix and blend ground beef, salt and pepper.
  3. After that, shape it into 12 small and thin patties. 
  4. Then, brown chopped onion lightly in butter and add horseradish, mustard and salt. 
  5. Next, spread onion mixture over 6 patties, top each with a patty and press together. 
  6. After that, place all patties on grill and brown each side for approximately 8 to 10 minutes. 
  7. At last, serve it on buns. 

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Procedure Text : How to Download YouTube Videos

Hello, we are happy to present the next example of procedure text. Of course, our goal is to make you understand text types (genre). Hopefully, you can write your own procedural text after read this example of procedure text. Please, enjoy reading and never give up to learn and understand genre. 

How to Download YouTube Videos

Material :
  1. PC or Laptop
  2. Internet Connection
  3. YouTube Downloader 

Steps :
  1. First, connect your PC or Laptop to the internet.  
  2. Second, install and launch YouTube Downloader on your PC or Lapto. 
  3. After that, select the YouTube video you are going to download. 
  4. Next, select the quality of the video using the dropdown menu. 
  5. Then, you may check one of the optional boxes if you want to convert the video you are download.
  6. After that, copy and paste the YouTube video url in the Video Url field. 
  7. Next, enter a Save to location. 
  8. At last, click the Download button and wait until download finish. 

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Procedure Text : How to Back Up iPhone

Hello readers, how are you doing?

Nice to see you again. We are happy to present another example of Procedural text in the form of manual instruction. Hopefully, by reading this example, you can understand genre so that you can create your own Procedural text. Here is the example.

How to Back up iPhone 

Material :
  1. iPhone
  2. iTunes
  3. Computer Desktop

Steps : 
  1. First, prepare your iPhone and iTunes. 
  2. Second, you must connect your iOS device to a computer with the last version of iTunes installed.
  3. After that, select your iOS device in iTunes under Device. 
  4. At last, you have to right click the device and select Back Up

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Procedure Text : How to Tie a Tie

We are coming again to give you another example of procedural text. As usual, you can use this example and submit to your teacher as a monthly task.

In this occasion, we give you an example of Procedure text about how to tie a tie. Here is the text, check it out.

How to Tie a Tie

  1. Tie
  2. Shirt (with necktie)

  1. First, Prepare a necktie based on your choice and stand up in front of the mirror. 
  2. Start with the wide end of the necktie on the right side. It is extending  approximately 12 inches below the narrow end of the tie on the left. 
  3. After that, cross the wide end over the narrow end. 
  4. Then, turn the wide end back underneath the narrow end of the tie. 
  5. After that, bring the wide end back over in front of the narrow end of the tie. 
  6. Next, pull the wide end up and through the loop around the neck. 
  7. Hold the front of the knot loosely with index finger and bring the the wide end down through the front loop. 
  8. At last, remove your finger and tighten the knot carefully to the collar by holding the narrow end and sliding the knot up. 

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Report Text : Chinese Culture Influences

Report Text is a kind of factual genre. Sometimes it is difficult to differentiate between Report text and Descriptive text. The first point we should be aware of is the general definition and the classification of each subject that we intend to write in the form of reported text.

Here is the example of Report text. It is about the influence of Chinese Culture. It is just simple example. Please, develop and try to make Report text by your self.

Chinese Culture Influences

Chinese culture played a truly significant role in the development of visual art in Indonesia.Many Chinese culture form of artistic expression were adapted and assimilated into indigenous form. The Chinese influence was restricted to an adapted form. 

The architectural element in some temples for instance, reveal Chinese influence. It is identical to the original models form found in mainland China. 

In Gianyar Bali, strong links between the Chinese and local people are evidenced by the Chinese Style roofing on the palace that was rebuilt at the end of the last century. 

In Cirebon, China designs were copied by local ceramics and painting. Chinese influence also occurs in textile, furniture, and household appliances.

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Report Text : Hotel

Hello readers, how's life?

Understanding genre for high school students is very important. Students must know and understand the text types well. One of them is Report text. Report text is a kind of  factual genre. This is the example of Report Text. You can use it as a reference. I hope you can write your own Report text after read this example. 


People usually need to stay in a hotel for one or two days if they travel far from home. They sometimes need hotels when they arrive in towns late at night. They need to stay as they do not have any family there. 

Hotels are places that provide lodging and it is sometimes provide meals and various personal service for the hotel guests. A good hotel provide many comforts and conveniences. Agood hotels also provides best services to the visitors. 

Hotels with hundred rooms are common. People can find the advertisements of the hotels in newspaper, brochures, magazines and internet. Downtown hotels survive because of some reasons. First, business travelers wish to stay close to the offices they plan to visit. Second, the location of the airport is near from the hotels. 

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Recount Text : Went to Winda's House

Here is another example of Recount text. This Recount text tell us someone's experience in the past. Once again, it is just an example. You can develop this text by your self. 

Went to Winda's House

I went to Winda's house yesterday. I went there with Andre. We wanted to do homework

We did the homework together in front of the house. We discussed the answer seriously. It took approximately 30 minutes to finish the homework. 

After finishing the homework, Winda made rujak for us.  Winda likes spicy food., so she made it very spicy. Actually, I am not used eating spicy food, but yesterday I could not restrain my self from eating it. The rujak was very tasty, although it was spicy. I ate too much. 

The next morning I got stomachache and I could not go to school. I said to my self that I would not eat spicy rujak anymore.

Adapted from English in Focus

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Descriptive Text : My Brother is a Postman

Here is another example of Descriptive text about someone's profession. This Descriptive text describe clearly about the profession. This is just a simple example of Descriptive text. We always suggest to develop by your self. You can use this example as a reference. 

My Brother is a Postman. 

I have a brother. His name is Johny. He is a postman. 

My brother works at the Central Post Office. Everyday he delivers letters to many people. He usually starts his job at 8 a.m. 

First, he goes to the addresses near his office. Then he continues to the  addresses far from his office. He stop working at 2 p.m. 

He never bored with his job. He is happy to be a postman. 

Adapted from English in Focus

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Descriptive Text : My Neighbor is a Clown

Here is another example of Descriptive text. In this occasion, we give you an example of Descriptive text about person. As we know that, Descriptive text is aimed to describe particular things, person or places. 

My Neighbour is a Clown

Mr. Brown is my new neighbor. He is a clown.

Mr. Brown works in a carnival. His job is to amuse people, especially children. He makes people laugh.

Mr. Brown wears a very unique and colorful costume. He also wears a colorful wig. He also paint his face. He puts a small balloon on his nose.

Mr. Brown enjoy his profession. He is very funny and kind. Everyone likes him very much.

Adapted from English in Focus

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Procedure Text : Preparing Fried Instant Noodle

Procedure text or Procedural text is a kind of genre that should be taught integrated in high school. Procedure text tell us how to make or preparing something. 

Procedure text can be found in various form such as instruction manual, and cooking recipe. Here is an example of procedural text in the form of recipe. 

Preparing Fried Instant Noodle

Material and Equipments 
  1. Fried Instant Noodle
  2. Water
  3. Stove
  4. Bowl
  5. Pan

Cooking Instruction
  1. First, Boil 400 ml of water in a pan. 
  2. Then, Add noodle and stir slowly for three minutes. 
  3. After that, While the noodle is being cooked, put the seasoning, sweet soy sauce and chili sauce in a bowl. 
  4. Next, take the cooked noodle from the pan and drain it. 
  5. After that, Put the cooked noodle into the ball with seasoning, sweet soy sauce and chili sauce. Mix well. 
  6. Sprinkle fried crispy onion
  7. Finally the noodle is ready to be served 

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Narrative Text : The Hare and the Tortoise

Narrative is the most popular text type among the students around the world. Narrative text can be found in fable, folklore and legend. 

Here is the example of Narrative text. Remember that it is just a simple example. You can develop by your self according your need and your tasks from your teacher. You may use it as a reference. 

The Hare and the Tortoise

Once upon a time, there lived two best friend. They are the Hare and the Tortoise. They like to race against each other. But the Hare always won the race. 

One day, the Hare asked the Tortoise to race down to the beach. The Tortoise refused because he believed that he will loose anyway. The Hare felt sorry about it. 

But the next day, the Hare found a way to race the Tortoise that would be fair. He believed that the Tortoise will accept his request to race. He asked the Tortoise to come with him. The Tortoise was slowly plodding over the sand-hills towards the beach. 

Now the two friends can race all day. The tortoise might win the race this time.

Modified from 50 bedtime stories, 2002
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Recount Text : A Pink Coupon from the Sky

Recount is a kind of story genre. Recount text tells us about events or experience which happen in the past. Recount text begins with orientation and then followed by a series of events. Sometimes recount text is ended by re-orientation. 

There are many form of recount text. One of the example is someone's experience in the past. Here is example of Recount text telling about someone's experience. 

A Pink Coupon from the Sky

Last Sunday, I woke up early. But, I didn't get up because it was a holiday. Suddenly my mobile phone was rung. It was Winda, my best friend. Winda asked me to go out at 09.00 o'clock She wanted to buy something in the supermarket near my house. 

Finally, we were go out at 09.00 o'clock. On the way to go to the supermarket, I saw a piece of pink coupon on the road. Interested with its colour, I took it. Then we read this out. We were absolutely shocked. It was a receipt of three night tour to Bali.  The expired date was tomorrow. 

We were fully surprised again, the name was Winda Kusumawati and the birth date was exactly the same like Winda. my friend. and it was valid for two persons. Oh, my God! We were thinking that perhaps the coupon just fell from the sky and it was there for me and Winda.

Then, we were in hurried  to the address of the tour agency that issued the coupon. We were happy that the tour agency took care of everything.We went home and still could not believe what was going on. 

The next day we left home and flied to Denpasar, Bali. We stayed in a big and luxurious hotel near Kuta Beach. We lied in the warmth sun in Kuta Beach. We played on the white sands. We rode banana boat. We took some beautiful scenery. We also buy some souvenir for our family and friends. 

We enjoyed the holiday very much. We were very happy.

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Descriptive Text : Winda's Garden

Descriptive text is a kind of genre or text type which describe a particular things, person or place. Descriptive text is organized by identification and followed by description about the identification. 

For you, who need the example of genre especially Descriptive Text, in this occasion, I give you the example of Descriptive Text which describe particular place.This is just an example, you can use it as a reference and develop the text with your own sentences.  Because it is the simple one.

Winda's Garden

Winda has a beautiful garden. 

Winda's garden is situated in front of the house. It is near the gate. 

There is a tiny pond in the center of the garden. There are many flowers around the pond. They are rose, orchid and jasmine. There is a mango tree on the right corner of the garden. There is a park lamp near the mango tree. There is also a guava tree on the left corner. Winda loves her garden very much. She waters the flowers and plants everyday.

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