Definition of Recount : Definition of Recount Recount is a text which retells events or experiences in the past. Its purpose is either to inform or to entertain the audience. There is no complication among the participants and that differentiates from narrative
Generic Structure of Recount : Generic Structure of Recount Orientation: Introducing the participants, place and time Events: Describing series of event that happened in the past Reorientation: It is optional. Stating personal comment of the writer to the story
Language Feature of Recount : Language Feature of Recount Introducing personal participant; I, my group, etc Using chronological connection; then, first, etc Using linking verb; was, were, saw, heard, etc Using action verb; look, go, change, etc Using simple past tense
Examples and structures of the text : Examples and structures of the text Our trip to the Blue Mountain Orientation: On Friday we went to the Blue Mountains. We stayed at David and Della’s house. It has a big garden with lots of colorful flowers and a tennis court. Events : On Saturday we saw the Three Sisters and went on the scenic railway. It was scary. Then, Mummy and I went shopping with Della. We went to some antique shops and I tried on some old hats. On Sunday we went on the Scenic Skyway and it rocked. We saw cockatoos having a shower. Reorientation In the afternoon we went home.