Untuk menyampaikan serentetan peristiwa/kejadian/pengalaman yang terjadi pada waktu lampau.
The function :
To retell events for the purpose of informing or entertaining.
Generic structure :
orientation, event (s), reorientation.
This text has language features such as:
focus on individual participants, use of past tense, focus on a temporal sequence of events, etc.
Event dalam teks Recount boleh satu atau lebih. Sedangkan Reorientation adalah optional (boleh ada boleh tidak).
Tenses yang digunakan selalu Past Tense.
Last Friday our school went to Centennial Park for a picnic.
First our teachers marked the rolls and the we got on the buses. On the buses, everyone was chatting and eating. When we arrived at the park, some students played cricket, some played cards but others went for a walk with the teachers. At lunchtime, we sat together and had our picnic. Finally, at two o’clock we left for school.
We had a great day.(*)