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News Item Text and Generic Structure "Firefighter Run Over By Firetruck"

Posted by Memahami Teks Bahasa Inggris on 11 May 2013

Today we have a post of news item sample. Do you still remember what is the definition of news item text? A text with newsworthy event of the day is called a news item text. This text is often found in news paper, magazine, etc.

The following example of news item text is very weird. How did it come? A firefighter was run over by his own fire engine. Further, he was in bear costume when the fire truck run over him. Let's see the text below!

News item Text: Firefighter in Bear Dress Run Over by Fire Engine
Contoh news item text + generic structure
A firefighter dressed as a bear was run over by a firetruck Saturday during a family-friendly festival in the

Torrington Carnival is a parade and festival held each May in Torrington. Justin Matthews, the firefighter, was walking in front of a fire engine during a parade at the Torrington Carnival when he reportedly became tangled in the vehicle's wheel, causing him to suffer a broken leg.

Graham Rook, the fire station manager, told the North Devon Journal. "Somehow or another he got caught up with the front wheel of the appliance in the carnival."

Well, do you know why the short text is best as example of news item text? Any news item text should have elements of  Newsworthy event, Background event, and Source. Before we are going to go further, let's see the translation of that sample in case some of you find difficult vocabularies of the text

New Item Text: Pemadam Kebakaran Berkostum Beruang Tertabrak oleh Truck Pemadam
Seorang petugas pemadam kebakaran yang berpakaian seperti beruang ditabrak oleh mobil pemadam kebakaran saat festival "Keluarga-Ramah" di Inggris.
United Kingdom.

Torrington Karnaval adalah parade dan festival yang diselenggarakan setiap bulan Mei di Torrington Inggris.
Justin Matthews, sang petugas pemadam, sedang berjalan di depan mobil pemadam selama parade Torrington ketika dia dilaporkan tersangkut di roda kendaraan yang menyebabkan dia menderita patah kaki.

Graham Rook, manajer stasiun pemadam kebakaran, mengatakan: "Entah bagaimana dia terjebak dengan roda depan kendaraa dalam karnaval tersebut"

News Item Text: Generic Structure
After reading the translation, we see that the text fulfills the elements of news item's structure. Let's make it clear and shortly written
Newsworthy event: A firefighter run over by his own truck
Background event: The accident happened in Torrington Carnaval. The firefighter was walking in front of the truck which led to the incident.
Source: The manager of fire station asked that it happened

That's all the short sample of weird news item text. Hopefully you like learning English. If you don't, find the material or  learning activity which attract you most.
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Blog, Updated at: 5/11/2013 08:17:00 PM


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