What is it?

Procedure text is a text which guides you on how to make something entirely. The main structure of this text is imperative sentence because it is actually a kind of instruction text. Procedure text typically mentions the ingredients or materials which are required, although sometimes they are omitted.

Social Function

The social function of this text is to describe how something is accomplished through a sequence of actions or steps.

Generic Structure


Language Features

Using imperative sentences e.g. plug the cable into the socket and turn on your computer.

Using action verb e.g. cut, put, dry, etc.

Using temporal conjunction; firstly, secondly, next, finally, etc.

Using simple present tense e.g. Having a kite flying is interesting and make it by self is easy

Using adverb e.g. neatly, carefully, slowly, etc

The Procedure Text Examples:

1.      How to Cook Tuna Steaks

2.      How to Make Tomato Juice from Fresh Tomatoes

3.      How to Bake Salmon

4.      How to Draw Cartoon Characters

5.      How to Make Goat Milk Soap

6.      How to Speak English Perfectly

7.      How to Make a Summer Fruit Salad

8.      How to Grow a Cut Rose Branch

9.      How to Pack for a Camping Trip

10.  How to Deal With Anxiety

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