Student, are you ready to begin?
First of all, please read the following sentences and take a look at the photos.
Then, try to learn about Recount (social function, generic structure, and language feature).
After that download the mp3 for listening.
Do you have a friend? Did you remember what had you done with them? What do you feel if you meet him or her again? Imagine! Those are your photos with them. It is a great experience, isn’t it? Then, I am going to tell you about a past memory through recount. What is recount? Now, learn the following explanation!
Social Function of recount:
• To retell events for the purpose of informing or entertaining
Generic (schematic) structure:
• Orientation:provide the setting and introduces participants
• Events: tell what happened
• Re-orientation: optional-closure of events
Language features for recount text :
Use of past tense
Focus an a temporal sequence of events
Use of material (or action) clauses
(Taken from Making Sense of Functional Grammar, p:194)
Simple Past tense
The simple past tense is used to express actions or situation in the past.
The pattern is as follows:
[S + was/were + non-verbal]
[S + past form + O]
Ali was busy.
We were in Jakarta last week
I ate fried rice last night.
Tim played badminton yesterday.
Simple past tense sentences often use time signals, such as: yesterday, just now, two days ago, last week, etc.
I am sure, you have learned the instruction above. Now, listen to the mp3 program bellow!
Dear, hopefully it’s clearly heard. You may listen it again and again.
After hearing the mp3, please do this exercise, and submit it before Tuesday!
Download the exercises:
- Download Exercise 2 here
Now, you have an assignment to transcribe the mp3 program.
Listen it again and again, and make sure the pronunciation!
Next week, there will be a retelling story from the mp3. Please prepare yourselves to come in front of the class retelling the recount with correct pronunciation!