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Example of Explanation Text - Tsunami

Written By Admin on 29 August 2008 | 8/29/2008 09:16:00 AM

The term of “tsunami” comes from the Japanese which means harbour ("tsu") and wave ("nami"). A tsunami is a series of waves generated when water in a lake or a sea is rapidly displaced on a massive scale.

A tsunami can be generated when the sea floor abruptly deforms and vertically displaces the overlying water. Such large vertical movements of the earth's crust can occur at plate boundaries.

Subduction of earthquakes are particularly effective in generating tsunami, and occur where denser oceanic plates slip under continental plates.

As the displaced water mass moves under the influence of gravity to regain its equilibrium, it radiates across the ocean like ripples on a pond.

Tsunami always bring great damage. Most of the damage is caused by the huge mass of water behind the initial wave front, as the height of the sea keeps rising fast and floods powerfully into the coastal area.
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  2. That's too bad, you dont' give the generic analysis on this explanation text

  3. Thank you very much you have been very helpful and the text was brilliant

  4. this example of explanation text on how a tsunami happens becomes the famous article in text types. Explanation text is explaining the processes relating to the forming of natural, social, scientific and cultural phenomena. Explanation text is exploring the answer of questions such as 'why' and 'how' about the forming of something. the example of explanation text is commonly found in science, geography and history text books.

    Due to the popularity, I need to make a note on the generic structure and language feature of above example of explanation text. From many references talking about text types or text genres, an explanation text will be arranged in:
    General statement: It surely states the phenomenon issues which are to be explained. From the above example, we see the the first paragraph is clearly talk the topic, that is tsunami, what tsunami is with short definition.
    Sequenced explanation. The following passages are main element of an explanation text. It explain a series of steps or events which interrelate to form the thing. From the above example of explanation text, we see that a tsunami happen when the sea floor abruptly deforms and vertically displaces the overlying water. Additionally an earthquake is effective in generating tsunami when denser oceanic plates slip under continental plates. After that water radiates greatly across the ocean like ripples on a pool.

    An explanation text is dominantly written in generic participants like sun, rain, flood, exploding mount etc. An explanation text is mostly composed is simple present tense

  5. i think it's very good but it's better to explain with its generic structure.

  6. @yanny, I have tried to explain the generic structure of the above example of explanation text in the "comment form". Read the "admin" comment under the text sample. Thank for visiting understanding types of text

  7. haha thanx i hav a topic about tsunami explanations so i might do a recap on this

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