On Thursday 24 April, Year Seven students went to the Botanic Gardens. Around 7 o’clock, we went out of the school and got into the bus.
After we arrived at the gardens, we walked down to the Education Center. We went to have a look around. First, we went to the Orchid Farm and Mrs.Rita, the tour guide, read us some of the information. Then we looked at all the lovely plants. After that we went down to a little spot in the Botanic Gardens and had morning tea.
Next we took some pictures and then we went back to the Education center to have lunch. After that we went for a walk to the lake.
A lady introduced herself and took us around, and then she explained what we were going to do. Next she took us in to the green house. It was the most interesting.
Soon after we had finished, we went back outside. Then we got into the bus and returned to school.
(Adapted from Pelajaran Bahasa Inggris kelas VII, Depdiknas, Dirjen Dikdas, Dirjen PLP, 2004, halaman 133)
Could you answer all the questions?
Now, look at questions numbers 1-3 again. You can find the answers at the beginning of the text. This part is orientation. In the orientation we can find who the characters are and where and when the events took place. The items in number 4 are Nida’s activities during the trip. They are put in the order they happened. This part is called events or series of events. The last part of the story is called reorientation.
Identify parts of the text. Type orientation, event, or reorientation in the space provided.