Do you know what platypus animal is? Answering and explaining that question is actually we structuring an example of report text. What we have to keep in mind is that a report text is similar but also different form descriptive text. Although they are objective essays and they have the same function, the generic structure is different.
To understand the differences between report and descriptive you can read HERE After reading the key to distinguish them, continue to read the following short essay about animals.
Many people call platypus duckbill because this animal has a bill like duckbill. Platypus is a native Tasmania and southern and eastern Australia.
Platypus has a flat tail and webbed feet. Its body length is 30 to 45 cm and covered with a thick, and woolly layer of fur. Its bill is detecting prey and stirring up mud. Platypus’ eyes and head are small. It has no ears but has ability to sense sound and light.
Platypus lives in streams, rivers, and lakes. Female platypus usually dig burrows in the streams or river banks. The burrows are blocked with soil to protect it from intruders and flooding. In the other hand, male platypus does not need any burrow to stay.
Analyzing on the Text to See the Structure and language Characteristics
Generic Structure analysis General classification; stating general classification, the animal of platypus.
Description; describing in detail characterization of platypus’ body and habitual life Language Feature Analysis Focusing in group; the animal of platypus
conditional, logical connective; but, in the other hand
Simple present tense pattern; Platypus lives in streams, male platypus does not need any burrow, etc
Well if you need other sources to learn English text especially report, you can read the articles below
What we have got with this sample is we understand what an example of report text is. We also know how a report text is organized by the writer. Finally we don’t forget the language feature commonly used to write a factual report essay. Happy learning Online.