Definition of Procedure Text
Procedure text is a text that explains or helps us how to make or use something.
Generic Structure of Procedure Text
Purpose/goals : (e.g : How to make pancake)
Material or Ingredient : (e.g : the material to cook omelette are egg, wheat flour, milk etc. )
Step : (e.g : first, mix egg and wheat flour, …., pour the milk. . . )
Purpose of Procedure Text
To tell the reader how to make/do something through a sequence of steps.
To explain steps/instruction to make/do something
Language Feature of Procedure Text:
Use adverbial of sequence / Using temporal conjunction (e.g: first, second, third, the last)
Use command / imperative sentence (e.g : mix the flour… pour the milk.. )
Using adverbials (Adverbs) to express detail the time, place, manner accurate, for example, for five minutes, 2 hours, etc.
Using action verbs, e.g : make, take, boil, cook
Using Simple Present Tense
Examples of Procedure Text
HOW TO MAKE A CUP Of COFFEE
MATERIALS AND INGEDIENTS :
spoons of sugar
spoon of coffee powder
– a cup
1. Prepare two spoons of sugar, a cup, hot water, one spoon of coffee powder, a spoon.
2. Put one spoon of coffee powder into the cup.
3. Pour some hot water into the cup.
4. Add 2 spoons of sugar into a cup of coffee
5. Stir it well and the hot coffee is ready to drink
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