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FACTUAL REPORT Definition, Purpose, Generic Structure, and Language Characteristics

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FACTUAL REPORTDefinition, Purpose, Generic Structure, and Language Characteristics

What is Factual Report?Factual Report is a text that explains and elaborate some factual information relate to particular objects, matter, or things which are based on empirical, real,and/or scientific facts or information.

What is the purpose of Factual Report?The purpose of Factual report text is to convey information text observations and systematic analysis. The information described in the report text is usually general in nature, be it natural or artificial like a mammals, planets, rocks, plants, state, cultural, transportation, etc.

The Generic Structure of Factual Report1. General statement or general classificationStatement that describe the common subject of report, common description, classification and also general statement of what being focused to be reported.for example:Camel is a big and strong animal which is normally seen in desert. Generally, there are two types of camel; Bactrian camel and Arabian camel. The first type of camel has two humps and the second has one hump.

The Generic Structure of Factual Report2.Descriptiona.) General information,is the part that mentions the general information of the theme of writing.b.) Bundles of Specific Information, give usthe elaboration of general information.

For example:

The Generic Structure of Factual ReportCamels are one of the many four-leg mammals that considered as a big mammals. Camels can reach 7 feet in height (at the hump) and weigh up to 1500 pounds.They are specially adapted to the life in desert. Their eyes have three eyelids and two rows of eyelashes that prevent sand to enter their eyes.Camel can travel in great distances through hot and dry deserts with little food or water. They can walk easily on the desert.Camels are trained as means of transportation to carry people and loads on their backs. They can also serve the people in many other ways.

LANGUAGE CHARACTERISTICSUsing general nouns which is an objectof a general natureUsing simple present tense to indicate habit or general activities done or happened.Using linking verbs to describe features (e.g. : am, is, are)Using action verbs to describe behavior or act.



SNAKESSnakes are carnivores. Snakes are found on every continent of the world except Antarctica. There are around 3000 different species of snake. Some sea snakes can breathe partially through their skin, allowing for longer dives underwater. Anacondas are large, non-venomous snakes found in South America that can reach over 5 m (16 ft) in length. Python reticulates can grow over 8.7 m (28 ft) in length and are considered the longest snakes in the world.Snakes dont have eyelids. Snakes smell with their tongue. Snakes have flexible jaws which allow them to eat prey bigger than their head! Snakes have internal ears but not external ones.Snakes cant bite food so have to swallow it whole. Snakes have a unique anatomy which allows them to swallow and digest large prey. Snakes are covered in scales. Snakeskin is smooth and dry. Snakes shed their skin a number of times a year in a process that usually lasts a few days. Some species of snake, such as cobras and black mambas, use venom to hunt and kill their prey. Pythons kill their prey by tightly wrapping around it and suffocating it in a process called constriction.

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