Hai Quipperian! Masih ngulik-ngulik pelajaran Bahasa Inggris, nih? Sudah belajar tentang Recount Text belum?
Sejatinya, dalam Bahasa Inggris, Recount Text ini susah-susah gampang. Karena pada intinya kita hanya menentukan cerita mana yang akan kita definisikan sebagai Recount Text.
Nah, susah-susah gampangnya ada pada bagian cerita yang mirip dengan materi Narrative Text. Jadi, kamu tidak boleh salah atu terjebak nih, menentukan bagian mana yang seharusnya menjadi Narrative Text dan mana yang Recount Text. Itulah susah gampangnya.
Tapi, tentunya tidak ada yang susah jika ada niat untuk belajar. Jadi, yuk simak penjelasan berikut ini!
Perbedaan Narrative Text dan Recount Text
Dalam Narrative Text, biasanya materi mengandung sebuah komplikasi atau masalah yang muncul dalam sebuah cerita. Tapi, ini berbeda halnya dengan Recount Text.
Dalam Recount Text, yang ada hanya sebuah peristiwa saja; serta urutan-urutan ceritanya tertata rapi. Sebenarnya, Recount Text ini dapat dikatakan sebagai nenek moyang Narrative Text lho, meski dalam linguistik belum ada kata yang pasti untuk menentukan asumsi ini.
Apa sih, Arti dari Recount Text?
Recount mempunyai makna secara harfiah, yaitu “menceritakan”. Nah, lalu Recount Text bisa diartikan menjadi “teks yang menceritakan”.
Jika mengacu pada keterangan di buku-buku sekolah seperti buku Bahasa Inggris SMP/SMA, pengertian Recount Text adalah “a text that telling the reader about one story, action or activity which goal is to entertaining or informing the reader.” Artinya, Recount Text adalah sebuah teks yang menceritakan sebuah cerita, aksi ataupun aktivitas yang bertujuan untuk menghibur atau menginformasikan pembaca.
Susunan Umum dari Recount Text
Generic structure (susunan umum) recount text ini terdiri dari:
- Orientation: bertujuan untuk menceritakan siapa (subjek) yang terlibat dalam cerita, apa yang terjadi, di mana tempat peristiwa terjadi, dan kapan terjadi peristiwanya.
- Event: bertujuan untuk menceritakan apa yang terjadi kemudian dan menceritakan urutan ceritanya.
- Reorientation: bertujuan untuk menutup cerita atau bagian di ending cerita.
Contoh Recount Text
Nah, agar Quipperian mengerti lebih lanjut lagi mengenai Recount Text, sekarang waktunya menyimak contoh-contoh Recount Text!
1. 5 Serangkai
When I am sitting under mango tree alone, I remembered my good friends a long time ago. They were Tuti, Pipit, Nurul, and Siska. At the time, they were a friend who really loyal with their own friends. It could be known from their actions every day. For the example, we went to school, backed to school, played, and studied always together. Even though, we were not in the same class(e.g. I , Tuti, and pipit were on one class and Nurul and Siska were different class with us), but we were so chummy. Even, many my other friends called us as “5 Serangkai”
At the time, I and my friends went to school at 6 o’clock in every day. It was caused by the distance between I and my friends to the school was so far. In addition, I and my friends might across river, might go around the forest to go the school. Nevertheless, I and friends did not feel tired to do that. We were very spirit full every day. If there was one of us did not meet one day. We would search our friend until we met her.
One day, after I and my friends backed to school, at 13.00 o’clock. We planned to study together in Tuti’s home especially under Tuti’s mango tree which was very calm, and cool. In addition, under Tuti’s mango tree was prepared some benches. So that, it made all people felt enjoy when staying on this place.
At 13.30 o’clock all members of 5 Serangkai completed. I, Tuti, Pipit, Nurul, and Siska came on time. We never would be late, except there was obstacle that disturbed us. At 13. 45, we started to study to discuss each other about the answer of our homework. Nevertheless, when we did not finish yet in answering our homework, there was event which happened to Tuti. Tuti had fallen to the ground from the bench that she sat. I, Pipit, Nurul and Siska were very shocked about it. Then, we all tried to make Tuti became conscious by giving the first aid. Nevertheless, God had another plan, Tuti backed to God. Tuti Died. We all were very sad.
2. My Life Was My Adventure
I was one of students who liked an adventure. It could be proven from the extracurricular that I took in my school for the example hiking. I really liked in doing hiking especially to reach the top of mountain. Even though I did not reach yet the top of mountain, but I had passion on it. I like hiking to the top of mountain, it was because by this adventure, I could test my adrenalin. Then, it made me more realized how beautiful the creation of God was.
In testing my adrenalin, I did any competition that was held by my school especially the competition which challenged my adrenaline. One day in that time, I followed one of competitions that were held by school that was climbing mountain side. This competition was followed by many participants. It consisted of 50 participants.
Before starting this competition, there were some preparation that might be prepared by committee. For the example, they checked all participants especially participants’ health. This checking had function to identify whether the participants were suitable to follow this competition. Besides, checking all participants’ health, the committee also prepared some medicine, doctors, and safety tools to climb the mountain side.
After finishing all requirements above, I was thankful for God. It was because I could follow the competition without any meaningful obstacle. Based on the result of health check of my body was so good.
At 10.00 o’clock, the competition of climbing the mountain side was started. In the beginning of this competition there was no meaningful obstacle. Everything worked well. Nevertheless, the time showed at 10:30, there was accident to one of participants. The name of the participants was Andi. When climbing the mountain side, his hand-grip toward the mountain side got loose. That condition made him could not maintain himself. Then, two expert climbers helped him. He was saving. Then, the competition was ended at 13:00 o’clock and I was the 1stwinner. I was so happy.
3. Wonderful Adventures in My Life
I remembered the time when I was in Elementary School. That time was happy time to me. It was because in Elementary school, I did many activities which were very enjoying. For the example, in holiday, I and my family went to central java. There, I could meet my other families like grandmothers, grand fathers, cousins, and many others.
Besides I could meet my other families, I also could visit traditional house there for the example I visited Keraton Yogyakarta. In that keraton, I saw many instruments from central java like flute, tambourine, drum, gung, and other music instruments. I also saw many pictures of the leader from the first until the new one. From those pictures gave knowledge for me about who people that ever led Keraton Yogyakarta.
Then, when I visited keraton Yogyakarta, I also saw many tourists who visited that place. One of them was from England and she introduced herself to me. Her name was Angela. She was beautiful by having blond hair, and she had blue eyes.We gave our phone number each other. I got a new friend.
After visiting that Keraton, I and my family backed to my grandma’s house. Then, I and my family at evening continued to visit Bringharjo market. Bringharjo market was a traditional market which was every famous in central java. The first impression when I looked that market. It was so beautiful, even though it was very crowded. In that market, I walked together with my family. I saw many people who offered their goods. For the example they offered to the visitors liked clothes, pants, sandals, shoes, bags, skirts and others. Then one thing that made me interested in seeing their goods that everything in batik motif and in the cheap price. Then I and my family chose to buy clothes, bags, in batik motif. Besides those things were for me and my family themselves, they were also given for my neighbors in village. Then, after that, I and my family chose to go my grandma’s house, because it was over night. I and my family decided to take rest first, before continuing the adventure the next day in Jati Jajar cave.
Seperti itu Quipperian! Jangan salah-salah lagi ya dalam menentukan mana yang Recount Text dan mana yang Narrative Text. Semangat belajar Bahasa Inggris!