Student Found Dead: Example of News Item Text

Understanding news for learning English. This is another example of news item text. A news item text has a social function to tell the daily news. News item is constructed in the generic structure of NEWSWORTHY EVENT, BACKGROUND EVENT and SOURCE.

A news item text can be found at news paper, magazine and other papers. Take a look at the following example of news item text.

Student found dead in waterway in Serpong
The body of a high school student was found in a waterway on Jl. Pare in the Bumi Serpong Damai housing estate in Serpong , South Tangerang, on Wednesday.