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05 Februari, 2012

Generic Structure and example of Descriptive Text

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Generic Structure of Descriptive text are :



Generic Stucture:
a. Identification: identifies the phenomenon to be described
b. Description: describes parts, qualities, characteristics

Significant lexicogrammatical features:
Focus on specific participants, use simple present tense


Social function of Descriptive text, are :

To describe a particular person, place or thing and here is an example of descriptive text


Natural Bridge National Park
Natural Bridge National Park is luscious tropical rainforest.
It is located 110 kilometers south of Brisbane and is reached by following the Pacific Highway to Nerang and then by travelling through the Numimbah Valley. This scenic roadway lies in the shadow of the Lamington National Park.
The phenomenon of the rock formed into a natural ‘arch’ and the cave through which a waterfall cascades is a short one-kilometer walk below a dense rainforest canopy from the main picnic area. Swimming is permitted in the rock pools. Night-time visitors to the cave will discover the unique feature of the glow worms.
Picnic areas offer toilets, barbeque, shelter sheds, water and fireplaces; however, overnight camping is not permitted.  

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