Planting Chilies – Short Procedure Text with Generic Structure

Do you like chilies?  Yes most of us like chilies to get a hot taste when chewing some meals.  A text on how to plant chilies is best sample for a procedure text. A text on how to plant, how to cook, how to write, how fix, and other how to texts are mostly written in imperative sentences. The way in which the imperative sentence organized into  a whole meaningful text, is called generic structure. Here we give you a very short example of procedure text

How to Plant Chilies

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Imperative sentences to build a procedure text example

Planting is a nice activity in our spare time. The following is guided information on how to plant a chili-plant easily. Here are the steps.
Firstly, dry a handful seeding under the sunlight
Secondly, put the seeding on the soil. It should be in open area
Next, wait it. There will come out the sprout after that let it be bigger.
Finally, put it in another big pot. It will soon grow bigger and bigger and yield us some fresh chilies soon.

Analyzing the Generic Structure and Language Feature
Learning English text in high school must be complete two important subjects. They are generic structure and language feature. Below are some notes on those two important subject of learning English text above.

What we can list from the structure of the text above are:
1. Goal: Informing on how to plant chillies.
2. Materials: Excluded
3. Steps: Showing the steps or method in planting chillies; from drying seed to putting the sprout in big pot.

After analyzing the generic structure, the what next to do is understanding the language feature. It is common language grammar used in the text. From the text above we can list some:
1. Imperative sentences: dry a handful seeding, put it, etc
2. Action verb: put, dry, etc
3. Temporal conjunction: next, finally, firstly, secondly
3. Simple present tense pattern: planting is a nice activity, the following is a guided information

That is all about the procedure text example. Again learning a procedure text must have a good understanding on imperative sentences in English.

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