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What is Explanation?

Posted by Memahami Teks Bahasa Inggris on 19 July 2013

Explanation Text, tahukah kalian apa dan bagaimana jenis teks bahasa Inggris yang berfungsi menjelaskan ini? Sebelum melihat kumpulan contoh text explanation, akan lebih baik kalau membaca kembali apa itu text explanation. What is an explanation text? Kumpulan contoh explanation ada dibawah post dalam link related post of explanation text

Definition and purposes of Explanation
Explanation is a text which tells processes relating to forming of natural, social, scientific and cultural phenomena. Explanation text is to say 'why' and 'how' about the forming of the phenomena. It is often found in science, geography and history text books.
definisi dan pengertian explanation text
Now do you know how an explanation text is written and organized. See the schematic structure below!
Generic structure of Explanation
General statement; stating the phenomenon issues which are to be explained.
Sequenced explanation; stating a series of steps which explain the phenomena.
Language Feature of Explanation
  • Featuring generic participant; sun, rain, etc
  • Using chronological connection; to begin with, next, etc
  • Using passive voice pattern
  • Using simple present tense
Contoh-contoh topik explanation text bisa dilihat pada gambar dibawah ini
example of explanation text
Masih kurang? Lihat contoh contohnya yang sebenarnya disini Ada banyak contoh explanation text dari berbagai topik, beberapa diantaranya telah dilengkapi dengan analisa generic structure.

Blog, Updated at: 7/19/2013 12:56:00 AM


  1. This is a great blog. I like it. The basic concepts of this text type and the other text types presented in this blog are just what a writing teacher needs. However, a classroom writing teacher needs more than this: Relevant and and suitable examples which have been analyzed showing the generic structure and dominant linguistic features used in the sample text. I wonder whether you could provide sample texts for each text type suitable for elementary, junior high and senior high school students in Indonesia. Of course, authentic text written by Enmglish native speakers are also important. Congratulations!

  2. This info has been really helpful

  3. Simple and easy to understand. Thanks a lot

  4. What is an explanation text? To answer this question is by simple understanding on the generic structure of an explanation text. Actually an explanation text is similar to procedure text or instruction text but a procedure text is arranged in imperative sentences

  5. The basic difference between procedure from explanation is the application of the steps and the processes. Procedure text is more on applicable steps like how to make or install something, whereas explanation text focuses more on how a phenomenon proceeds until finishes, like how rain happens, avalanche formed. The second main difference is the nature of processes in explanation text which naturally happens.


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