Animal of Tyrannosaurus Rex – Example of Report Text

Learning English report text need some background knowledge prepared before reading an example of report text. The knowledge needed related to some grammatical usage such as Simple Past Tense, Passive Voice, and some technical term of vocabularies.

As my previous post of report text, it explains in detail the characteristic of general, classes, group of thing. Now this is another example of report text which explain the “Tyrant lizard king”, Report text will be arranged in GENERAL CLASSIFICATION and followed with DESCRIPTION. Read the following text.

Tyrannosaurus Rex

example of report text about animal t-rex
The description of T-rex animal is written to show how an example of report text in English

Tyrannosaurus rex, sometimes just called T-rex, is believed to be the largest and most fearsome predator on Earth’s land ever to have existed.

This dinosaur once lived in the Creataceous period approximately 68 to 65 million years ago. The T-rex lived in a humid, semi-tropical environment, in open forests with nearby rivers and in coastal forested swamps. The seasons were mild.

Tyrannosaurus rex was up to 40 feet (12.4 m) long, about 15 to 20 feet (4.6 to 6 m) tall. The arms were only about 3 feet (1 m) long. Tyrannosaurus rex was roughly 5 to 7 tons in weight.

As a carnivorous dinosaur, this giant predator most likely ambushed their prey, and devoured them with jaws full of white sharp teeth. With it’s fast ability to run at an astonishing speed of 32 mph (50 kmh), a perfect slim and stiff tail that gave it an excellent balance and allowed it to make quick turns, equipped this gigantic predator and made it even more deadly, like a killing machine.

Generic Structure of Report Text about Animal Tyrannosaurus Rex
So the generic structure you should get from the sample above is what a report text writer uses to achieve his goal. The elements of structure are:
1. General Classification: First information on what the text is about.
Tyrannosaurus rex, sometimes just called T-rex
2. Descriptions: The detail explanation describing theĀ  object stated in the first paragraph.
a. This dinosaur once lived in the Creataceous period approximately 68 to 65 million years ago.
b. Tyrannosaurus rex was up to 40 feet (12.4 m) long, about 15 to 20 feet (4.6 to 6 m) tall.
c. this giant predator most likely ambushed their prey, and devoured them with jaws full of white sharp teeth

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This example of report text about animal completed with schematic structure is taken and arranged from:
1. enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/dinos/Trex.shtml
2. wiki.answers.com/Q/Bagaimanakah_contoh_teks_report

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