Belajar memahami kembali recount text
lagi… Jika sobat masih bingung cara membuat recount text, alangkah baiknya sobat baca tulisan ini. Mungkin saja penjelasan tentang recount text ini bisa membantu mempermudah pemahaman jenis teks yang “konon” mirip dengan narrative text
Jika dalam narrative text, ada sebuah komplikasi atau masalah yang muncul dalam sebuah cerita; maka berbeda dengan recount text. Apa sih bedanya? Oke kita lanjutkan, dalam recount text, yang ada hanya sebuah peristiwa saja (event); serta urutan-urutan ceritanya tertata rapi. (Note: Mohon maaf saya bukan guru bahasa Inggris, saya sebenarnya lebih setuju jika recount text ini dikatakan sebagai nenek moyang narrative text. Meski dalam linguistics saya belum menemukan ‘kata yang pas’ untuk jenis teks ini).
Untuk lebih jelas, mari kita pahami keterangan berikut.
Pengertian Recount Text
|Recount Text – Retell yours
Secara harfiah, recount bermakna “menceritakan”. Jadi recount text bisa diartikan sebagai “Text yang menceritakan”. Jika mengacu pada keterangan di buku-buku sekolah (baca : Buku Bahasa Inggris SMP / SMA) recount text adalah a text that telling the reader about one story, action or activity. Its goal is to entertaining or informing the reader. (sebuah teks yang menceritakan sebuah cerita, aksi ataupun aktifitas. Tujuan recount text adalah untuk menghibur atau menginformasikan pembaca.)
Generic Structure dari Recount Text
Generic structure (susunan umum) recount text ini terdiri dari:
- Orientation tells who was involved, what happened, where the events took place, and when it happened. (“Orientation” menceritakan siapa saja yang terlibat dalam cerita, apa yang terjadi, di mana tempat peristiwa terjadi, dan kapan terjadi peristiwanya)
- Events tell what happened and in what sequence. (“Event” menceritakan apa yang terjadi (lagi) dan menceritakan urutan ceritanya)
- Reorientation consists of optional-closure of events/ending. (“Reorientation” berisi penutup cerita / akhir cerita)
Contoh Recount Text (1) tentang Masa SMP
I had my adolescence when I was thirteen.
It started with acne that showed up on my face. It was very annoying. It lowered my self-esteem and I was embarrassed to come out of my house and play with friends.
Fortunately, my Mum gave me a good medicine. In three weeks, the acnes started to vanish although those showed some black spots in my face.
That was my bad experience with adolescence, though there were still lots of good experience too.
Orientation : Paragraf pertama, (I had my adolescence when I was thirteen)
Events : Paragraf kedua dan ketiga.
Reorientation : Paragraf keempat (terakhir)
Contoh Recount Text (2) tentang Pengalaman
My First Experience to Ride Motorcycle
ditulis oleh Resdwitarini
One day, when I was ten years old, my father bought an old motorcycle. That was ” Honda 75″. I think it was small light object and easy to ride it. I persuaded my father to teach me to ride ” Honda 75 “. Firstly, my father refused my request and promised that he would teach me two or three years later, but I still whimpered. Finally, my father surrendered and promised to teach me.
He began to teach me riding the motorcycle around a field in my village. My father was very patient to give me some directions. I was very happy when I realized my ability to ride a motorcycle. ” Yes, I can “.
One day later, when I was alone at home, I intended to try my riding ability. So, myself tried bravely. All ran fluently in the beginning, but when I was going back to my home and I passed through a narrow slippery street, I got nervous. I lost my control and I fell to the ditch.
After that, I told my father about the last accident. I imagined my father would be angry and never let me ride again. But the reality is exactly on the contrary, my father was very proud of me. He just gave me some advices and since that accident, I got my father’s permission to ride motorcycle.
Orientation : Who = I and my father, When = When I was 10 years, What happen = my father bought motorcycle and my father promised to teach me riding.
Events : My father taught me riding motorcyle –> I could ride, finally –> One day later, I tried riding motorcycle alone –> I fell to the ditch.
Reorientation :Paragraf terakhir.
Contoh Recount Text (3) tentang Diary
A Page from A Girl’s Diary
ditulis oleh Pratama Lysa Hapsari
Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
It was takbiran night. It was also my birthday, and nothing happened. Or I had thought nothing would happen, but I was wrong.
That night, I was watching television with my family when I heard someone lit fireworks in my front yard. I peeped through my window glass but could see nothing. It was very dark outside. Then I thought it had to be my cousins who lit the fireworks. Then I plopped down on my sofa again and tried to concentrate on the television since my mind raced with disappointment that no one gave something special on my birthday.
I shrugged, it was almost the end of the day and I became pessimist. Five minutes later my mobile beeped. It was a text from my friend asking me to come out. Wondering what was going on, I grabbed my jacket and hurried to the front door. I was surprised to see her bring a bag full of firework and fire drills. Next I was surprised to see my other friend come out from the darkness. She brought a beautiful birthday cake on her hands. Oh my God! I shrieked. Then they gave the cake to me who was too stunned to say anything. I realized I was blushing furiously because my whole family was watching. Not to mention my neighbors too!
A plain day, or I thought it was before, turned out to be one of the greatest moment in my life. I didn’t even know how to describe what I felt. Happy was the simplest word.
Analisa : Yang ini mudah banget, kata – katanya terstruktur 😀 Silahkan mencoba.
HALAMAN 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 SELANJUTNYA
Semoga saja materi dan contoh recount text di atas menjadi bahan pelajaran yang bisa membantu meningkatkan kemampuan bahasa Inggris kita semua. Mudah bukan? Intinya dalam recount text ini isi cerita biasanya berurutan, seperti contoh-contoh di atas, itu saja.