How Chocolate is made; an Example of Explanation text
How chocolate is produced becomes the example of explanation text today. What is the definition of explanation text? It was discussed previously. A text which bring the goal to show the process of forming a thing or describe the factor of why a thing happens
Explanation text is organized through paragraph arrangement. This what we call generic structure. It is the way of the writer make arrangement on his paragraphs. So he can achieve his goal on writing. Now see the sample below!
How Chocolate is Made
Have we wondered how we get chocolate from? Well this time we enter the amazing world of chocolate to understand well how chocolate is made.
Chocolate is taken from a tree, called cacao tree. This tree grows in equatorial regions, especially in place such as South America, Africa, and Indonesia. The cacao tree produces a fruit about the size of a small pine apple. In side the fruits are the seeds and known as coco beans.
Next, the beans are fermented for about a week, dried in the sun. Then they are shipped to the chocolate makers. The chocolate makers roast the beans to bring out the flavor. The beans from different places have different qualities and flavor. So they are often sorted and blended to produce a distinctive mix.
The next process is winnowing. The roasted beans are winnowed to remove the meat nib from the shell. Then the nibs are blended. The blended nibs are ground to make liquid. This liquid is called chocolate liquor. It tastes bitter.
All seeds contain of fat. Cacao beans are not different. However, cacao beans are half fats. They are pure bitter chocolates.
Note on Generic Structure of Explanation Text about How Chocolate is made
1. General statement; it is a statement which says about chocolate and how it is formed
we enter the amazing world of chocolate to understand well how chocolate is made.
2. Sequenced explanation; it is a series of explanation on how chocolate is formed before we eat. First, the chocolate is coming from the cacao tree. Then it is fermented and ship to the chocolate producer. The cacao bean then are roasted and winnowed.
Chocolate is taken from a tree, called cacao tree.
The cacao tree produces a fruit.
In side the fruits are coco beans.
The beans are fermented
The chocolate makers roast the beans
The roasted beans are winnowed to remove the meat nib
the nibs are blended.
The blended nibs are ground to make liquid.
This liquid is called chocolate liquor.
Every text genre has its special purpose or social function. However if we see the generic structure point, we will get the understanding which both the explanation and procedure text have similar purposes. Both explain how to make or form something. However the procedure text will explain how to form or make something completely by instruction way. That is why most of procedure text is composed in command sentences. In the other hand, explanation text will show a knowledge about how thing is formed.