RECOUNT TEXT


Recount text

1.  Recount text is a text that telling the reader about one story, action, or activity. Its goal to entertaining or informing the reader.
2.  Orientation tells who what involved what happened where the events took place and when it happened.
3.      Events (1 and 2) tell what happened and it what sequence.
4.      Reorientation consists of optional-closure of events/ending.
5.      The features are including who, where, when, why, noun or pronoun and past tense.

TASK 1
Read the following text carefully!

General Structure
My Adolescence
Orientation
Last night, I read an article about adolescence in a magazine. I learned that is was a time of change between childhood and adulthood.
Event 1
After I finished reading the article from the magazine, I remembered my own adolescence. I was at four teen at that time. I felt very emotional about everything. But I tried to learn more about my self. I tried to discover what I wanted to be.
Event 2
To divert my emotions, I took many extra curricular activities. I took piano lessons on Mondays. Wednesday and Thursday, I had an extra science and math lesson. Fridays, it was my time to play basketball with my friends; finally, I spent most of my weekends with my family.
Reorientation
It was able to control my emotions and to have a place where I could express my creativity in positive ways.


TASK 2
Answer the following questions based on recount text above.
1.      Where did the writer find out about adolescence?
2.      What is adolescence?
3.      Is adolescence a period of physical growth only?
4.      How old was the writer when he experienced adolescence?
5.      How did it make him feel?
6.      When did the writer to do divert his emotion?
7.      When did the writer spend the ways with his family?
8.      Did the writer benefit from the activities?

KEY ANSWER

1.      The writer find out about adolescence in the article in a magazine.
2.      Adolescence is a time of change between childhood and adulthood.
3.      No, adolescence is not a period of physical growth only.
4.      He was at four teen years old.
5.      He felt very emotional about everything.
6.  He divert his emotions with took many extra curricular activities. He took piano lessons on Mondays. Wednesday and Thursday, He had an extra science and math lesson. Fridays, it was his time to play basketball with his friends; and He spent most of his weekends with his family.
7.      He spent most of his weekends with his family.
8.      Yes, he did.

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