Report Text

What is it?

If you want to share the result of systematic observation or analysis then report text is the suitable choice for you. The topic may range from natural, man-made to social phenomena.

Social Function

The social function of report text is to presents information about something, as it is.

Generic Structure

General classification

It states classification of general aspect of thing; animal, public place, plant, etc which will be discussed in general.


It describes the thing being discussed in detail; part per part, customs or deed for living creature and usage for materials.

Language Features

Introducing group or general aspect
Using conditional logical connection e.g. when, so, etc
Using simple present tense
Using technical term e.g. water contains oxygen and hydrogen.

The Report Text Examples:

  1. Star
  2. Cat
  3. Dolphin at a Glance
  4. Elephant
  5. Earthquake
  6. Potato
  7. Thunderstorm
  8. Glasses
  9. Computer
  10. Internet

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