REPORT TEXTS : REPORT TEXTS R E P O R T : IS USED TO DOCUMENT, ORGANIZE AND STORE FACTUAL INFORMATION ON A TOPIC
IS USED TO CLASSIFY AND DESCRIBE THE PHENOMENA OF OUR WORLD
TO TALK ABOUT A WHOLE CLASS OF THINGS, e.g. Bikes, Plants, Animals, Phones
Examples: news reports, science reports, weather reports R E P O R T R E P O R T : To inform something as it is
It is the product of systematic or analyses observation
Something described can be: natural phenomena, environment, made up-things, social phenomena.
Descriptive text can be: general conclusion, such as Whale is mammal because it give birth. R E P O R T Slide 4: To make this report students need to observe, compare the whale with aother animals whose characteristics are the same.
- A simple house (by describing this house characteristics, it can be called a simple house)
- A hospital
- school canteen generic structure: R E P O R T : GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
: tells what the phenomenon under discussion is
: describes the phenomenon in terms of parts, qualities, habits or behaviors generic structure: R E P O R T LANGUAGE FEATURES OF REPORT : Generalized participants: a whole class of things (volcanoes, newspapers, the royal family)
Action verbs/material processes
Simple present tense. It states general thing, like: comodo dragon usually weight more tha 160 kg.
Language for defining, classifying, comparing, contrasting (are called, belong to, can be classified as, are similar to, are more powerful than)
May contain technical vocabulary e.g. water contains oxygen and hydrogen
Is written in a formal and objective style LANGUAGE FEATURES OF REPORT Example and Generic Structure : General Classification/
Statement of the reported object:
The white pelican is one of the most successful fish eating birds. The success is largely due to its command hunting behavior. A group, perhaps two dozen birds, will gather in curved are some distance offshore. The birds then begin to move forward towards the shore, beating the water furiously with their wings, driving the fish before them. Example and Generic Structure Slide 8: Description
When the water is shallow enough for the birds to reach the fish, the formation breaks up as its meal. As the bird lifts its head, the water drains from its bill leaving the fish which are then swallowed.
Pelicans are among the oldest group of birds, Foss is of this genus have been found dating back 40 million years. Slide 9: Thank You very much .....