Example for report text
(Source :Sudarwarti, Th M. 2007. Look Ahead Book 2.Jakarta: PT. Gelora Aksara Pratama. Second Source: Ms Dian, English Teach, for class XI IPS semester 1)
Report Text 1:
Do you know Arachnids? I mean, it is a spider. Spider are not insects. I mean spider are arachnids. Arachnids have four bite pairs of legs but they only have two body parts but insect have three pairs of legs and three body parts. The most surpising thing is that spider have two to four pair of eyes. They can see extremely well.
Spider eat small insect such as flies and mosquitos and you know what? They sometimes bite people. When a spiders bites an insect, it doesn’t kill the insect immediately but a special poison passes through its fangs and this poison paralyzes the body of the unlucky insect.
Most spiders make their own homes. They do this with a special substance produced by their bodies. In the corner of some rooms it is possible to find a spider’s web where the spider is waiting for its next dinner guest.
(Adapted from: Reading Practice, Unknown)
Report Text 2:
A volcano is a mountain which is form by the eruption of material from earth’s interior through a central opening or groups of opening. Volcanoes are scattered over the world. Volcanoes can be devided into three categories bassed on volcano from and type of volcanic activity. They are Shield, Composite, and Eksplosion volcanoes.
A shield volcano is bult chiefly of layers of basalt (a dark, heavy lava). A few shield volcanoes are composed of andesite (a related, less dense type of lava).
A composte volcano has more frequent and violent explosive eruptions than shield volcanoes do. Lava may be extruded from either central crater or fissures on a volcano’s sides.
Explosion volcanoes are composed of inclined layers of pyroclastic debris and contain no lava. During an eruption, debris are ejected from the crater. Most explosion volcanoes are built during one period of eruption.
(Adapted from: Golden Home Encyclopedia, V p. 185)
Report Text 3:
The Solar System
The solar system consists of a star (the Sun), the planets, and a number of other bodies, such as satellite and asteroids. The Sun is the center of the solar system. The planets revolve around it. There are eight planets in all. They are :Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Some planets have satellites. The Earth has one satellite. It is called the Moon.
A windmill is a machine for converting wind energy into mechinal energy. A windmill is used for grinding gain, pumping water for irrigation and in the past few years for generating electrcty.
A common windmill consists of a high steel tower on stop of which revolves an air motor. The parts of the air motor are fixed into the wind shaft and are automatically held into the wind of furled according to whether water should be pumped or if the mill needs to be proctected from the severity of the wind
An ordinary 8-foot windwheel develops less than 1/10 horse power.