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Explanation Text

Explanation merupakan salah satu genre of text. Nah, disini ada beberapa contoh dan strukturnya. Silakan dibaca-baca..   😉

Social Function: To explain the processes involved in the formation or working of natural or sociocultural phenomena.

Generic Structure

  • A general statement to position the reader
  • A sequenced explanation of why or how something occurs.

Significant Lexicogrammatical Features

  • Focus on generic, non-human Participants
  • Use mainly of Material Processes and Relational Processes
  • Use mainly of Temporal and causal Circumstances and Conjunctions

Contoh 1

The United States of America is where the Venus’s fly trap has its origins. The Venus’s fly trap is a unique plant. It belongs to a group of plants called ‘carnivorous plants’. These plants feed on insect. The Venus’s fly trap has a special mechanism by which it traps its prey. This is how it works.

At the end of each leaf – which grows from the base of a long, flowering stalk – there is a trap. The trap is made up of two lobes and is covered with short, reddish hairs which are sensitive. There are teeth like structures around the edge of the lobes.

The trap contains nectar which attracts insect. When an insect comes in contact with the nectar, the trap snaps shut. There are certain digestive juice inside the trap which digest the insect. It takes about ten days for a trapped insect to be digested. We can tell when this digestion is complete, for then the walls automatically open to wait for another victim.

There are two hundred species of carnivorous plants. Another kind of these well- known species is the pitcher plant. What differentiates this plant from the Venus’s fly trap is the shape; the mechanism to catch insects is the same in both plants.

The pitcher plants which cling to other plants by means of tendrils. At one end of the tendril, there is a pitcher –shaped vessel with an open lid. The mouth and the lid of the pitcher contain glands which produce nectar to attract insect. When an insect settles on the nectar, the lid of the pitcher shuts, trapping its victim. The digestive juices inside the pitcher then begin to work.

Contoh 2

The effects of acid soil

Soils with a pH of less than 7.0 are acid. The lower the pH, the more acid the soil. When soil pH falls below 5.5, plant growth is affected. Crop yields decrease, reducing productivity

Soils provide water and nutrients for plant growth and development. Essential plant nutrients include phosphorus, nitrogen, potassium and sulfur. Plants require other elements such as molybdenum, in smaller quantities. Some elements eg aluminium and manganese, are toxic to plants.

Nutrients become available to plants when they are dissolved in water. Plants are able to take up phosphate, nitrate, potassium and sulfate ions in solution.

The solubility of nitients changes with pH. In acid soils (low pH), molybdenum becomes less soluble and aluminium becomes more soluble. Therefore, plant growth may be affected by either a deficiency of molybdenum or too much aluminium.

Both crop and pasture plants are affected by acid soils. there may be a range of symptoms. Crops and pastures may be poorly established resulting in patchy and uneven growth. Plant leaves may go yellow and die at the tips. The root system of the plant may be stunted. Crops may yield less.

Plants vary in their sensitivity to low pH. Canola and lucerne are very sensitive to acid soils so do not grow well. Lupins and triticale are tolerant to soils of low pH so they still perform well.

Land can become unproductive if acid soil is left untreated. Incorporating lime into the soil raises the pH. Therefore, liming soil can reverse the effects of acid soil on plants and return a paddock to productivity.

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  2. nurul
    Agustus 14, 2009 pukul 4:39 pm

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    • November 6, 2010 pukul 6:43 pm

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  3. nurul
    Agustus 14, 2009 pukul 4:39 pm


  4. Agustus 15, 2009 pukul 7:20 am

    Ya, sama2. Semoga bermanfaat…


    • yunita
      September 21, 2011 pukul 8:21 pm

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  5. frida
    Agustus 28, 2010 pukul 8:49 pm

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  6. Momen Fantasy
    September 17, 2010 pukul 10:14 pm

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  7. Ria
    September 20, 2010 pukul 5:13 pm

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  8. devi
    September 20, 2010 pukul 7:25 pm

    thx ;D

  9. September 22, 2010 pukul 3:36 pm

    thank u,, i need it very much

  10. September 23, 2010 pukul 9:03 pm

    thanks yahhh…
    wah, lumayannn…

  11. selvi
    Oktober 7, 2010 pukul 5:59 pm

    mksh bgt za…
    nie sangt br”manfaat bgtz

    • Umem
      Oktober 22, 2010 pukul 8:11 am

      Yha sama-sama….
      Boleh kenalan Ngk Neh…???
      Tar klo sempet bleZ yha….

  12. Oktober 8, 2010 pukul 10:07 am

    Kasih sourcenya dunk… hehehehe…..

    • Oktober 9, 2010 pukul 1:13 pm

      referensinya dari kuliah dosen n buku jadul jaman SMA kok.
      Saya lupa. hehe..

  13. sofie
    Oktober 17, 2010 pukul 6:43 am

    thank u for info, success for u…..

  14. Umem
    Oktober 22, 2010 pukul 8:10 am

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  15. Oktober 29, 2010 pukul 6:03 pm

    THAnks y……….

  16. November 3, 2010 pukul 8:32 pm

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  17. aridani
    November 15, 2010 pukul 1:00 pm

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  18. win
    November 16, 2010 pukul 4:58 am

    thanks kak Tita..

  19. perdana
    November 22, 2010 pukul 5:17 pm

    kk tau link untuk soal” explanation gak?
    sya butuh nie buat ujian

  20. November 22, 2010 pukul 7:13 pm

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  21. November 22, 2010 pukul 7:14 pm

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    my friends said she was fierce, but I think he’s nice and firm.
    I like teachers who are like that, unfortunately, next year he retired, hahahaha …..

  22. ima
    Februari 23, 2011 pukul 8:02 pm

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    aku dapet materi buat semester ini.. ^_^

  23. Afie
    Maret 2, 2011 pukul 7:01 pm

    TQ so much for the informtion….very useful gals!

  24. jonaskiddo
    Mei 2, 2011 pukul 10:34 am

    thx ya kak

  25. September 14, 2011 pukul 2:30 pm

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  26. rajjaprawira
    September 20, 2011 pukul 10:24 pm

    makasih yak , , ,

  27. ShaNty OmbiNk
    September 26, 2011 pukul 11:24 pm

    It’s so helpuf for my asigment.
    thank U so.

  28. you us
    Oktober 5, 2011 pukul 4:40 pm

    pleaseeeeeeeee ada contoh generic structurnya duong

  29. Semud
    Oktober 11, 2011 pukul 1:54 pm

    matur suwun ,,,, iki iso gae tugas,,,hehe

  30. Lala
    Oktober 16, 2011 pukul 8:04 pm


  31. krissblack
    Oktober 25, 2011 pukul 4:22 pm

    makasih ……
    tapi contohnya kurang banyak……
    tambahin lg dong…….

  32. silvia
    Oktober 31, 2011 pukul 6:21 pm

    thanks ya cuy

  33. eppha
    November 4, 2011 pukul 7:11 am

    kasih contoh yang lain donk kak… 😀

  34. November 6, 2011 pukul 5:45 pm

    Would you give us more text examples?
    I need some to complete my homework. I don’t know where to find.
    Help me please !!

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    November 17, 2011 pukul 12:19 pm

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  40. September 6, 2013 pukul 4:17 am

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  1. Januari 25, 2010 pukul 11:19 am

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