Explanation Text with Generic Structure: How Rain Happens
Learning English text – Today we study one example of explanation text. Do you still remember what explanation text? How the text s organized? Well, that is our focus to see the sample and analyzing the generic structure.
Explanation text in some way is similar to procedure text. Explanation passage often make description about how something happens or why the thing occurs. Meanwhile a procedure text brings the instruction on how to make something happen completely. The following example of explanation text about how rain happen is best showing on what is explanation text, what is the purpose or social function of explanation text and how it differ from other text types. Explanation text often use technical terms related to the thing which is being explained. Explanation text is commonly compose in the mode of simple present tense.
How does Rain Happen?
Rain is the primary source of fresh water for most areas of the world, providing suitable conditions for diverse ecosystems, as well as water for hydroelectric power plants and crop irrigation.
The phenomenon of rain is actually a water circle. The concept of the water cycle involves the sun heating the Earth’s surface water and causing the surface water to evaporate. The water vapor rises into the Earth’s atmosphere. The water in the atmosphere cools and condenses into liquid droplets. The droplets grow until they are heavy and fall to the earth as precipitation which can be in the form of rain or snow.