Example of News Item Text – People Killed and Injured in Blast at Nightclub
This lesson about news item text is given to students who are still learning English in high schools. News item is one of the 13 text which should be mastered well. The understanding on any English text for the students of high schools if proven with ability to write a short sample of the text and competence to analyze the generic structure.
Every news item text sample should be given along with the ability to see the organization of the paragraph. The organization is famously called as generic structure. Below is the structure of news item to follow:
1. Newsworthy event: What is the text about is commonly stated in the first paragraph. Three people have been killed and eight others injured in a blast at a nightclub.
2. Background events, what broader information given from the text is usually given after the first paragraph. In a very short sample, it can be 2 or 3 paragraphs. The explosion occurred at 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
Such incidents aren’t unusual in Serbia since the wars in the Balkans in the 1990s.
3. Source: From where the writer got the news is ending the text Serbia’s state TV says the man was angry because he and three of his friends were refused entering the club
That is the generic structure of the following example of news item. To read the news, see below! People Killed and Injured in Blast at Nightclub