Again this is a procedure text sample on a how to text. Today we have an instructional recipes. The instructional text is about how to make meatball. A procedure text is a kind of text which teaches on how to make something completely. A text of how to do is best example of a procedure or instruction.
Procedure texts are dominantly written in imperative sentences since it actually an instruction. Procedure texts usually explain the ingredient or material which is need, though sometime it is omitted, after that, procedure texts explain the step by step on how to make the thing. See the following example of procedure text!
Example of Procedure Text How to Make Meatballs
This is the simple recipe fro you to make make meatball easily. Cooking recipes are written orderly so pay attention with the steps properly.
What you need for the ingredients to make meatball
- 1 kilo of very fine minced meat (preferably beef)
- 2 eggs
- 300 grams of tapioca-flour
- 4-8 cloves of garlic
- 1 red onion
- 1 teaspoon of white pepper
- 2 teaspoons of salt
The steps to make meatballs
These steps are instruction on how to make meatballs, just meatball, the soup is made separately.
First of all,mix garlic, red onion, salt, and white pepper in a mortar or mixer.
Second step, mix the spice-mixture with the eggs, the tapioca-flour and the minced meat.
After that, use your fingers, add a cup of water, and keep on working until the mixture feels soft and smooth.
Then, boil some water in a rather large pot, at least about 2 liters.
Next step, start rolling the mixture into small meatballs.
Finally, lower the meatballs into the boiling water. When they float up to the surface the meatball are ready to serve.
Well, the procedure text above is written to show yo how well you understand the imperative sentence. The next thing to do is analyzing the structure. Here is the generic structure!
1. Gaol: It is the goal of the writer composing the text.
2. Materials: Some materials and equipments are needed
meat, eggs, tapioca-flour, garlic, red onion, white pepper, salt
3. Steps: series of steps or phases to completely make things
mix ingredients, mix the spice-mixture, add a cup of water,boil some water in a rather large pot, start rolling the mixture, lower the meatballs
Well, that all the example of short procedure text completed with generic structure analysis. Hopefully it gives student better understanding on English texts.