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1 Narrative TEXT

2 What do you know about narrative text? Tells about the story
Let’s learn about the narrative text What do you know about narrative text? Tells about the story

3 How’s about the generic structure?
Introduction Complication conclusion

4 3) What kind of tense is usually used? Simple past tense

5 Generic structure Orientation: Complication: Resolution:
sets the scene and introduces the participants (what, where, when and who) a crisis or problem arises the crisis is resolved for better or worse Sources: Progress (2007)

6 Narrative Of Grief And Escape
Generic Structure Language Features Kajanthini Selvrasa never imagined that on the very day she planned to be married in Sri Lanka she would be dealing with two deaths, and then the news of her grieving mother and father might not be free to return with her to Canada, for they lost their passports. Specific Participant Orientation Sources: Progress (2007)

7 Generic Structure Language Features
“You have two deaths in your family and this is how you are treated.” the exhausted Selvrasa, who lost her aunt and grandmother, murdered in her family’s home in Colombo. Selvrasa, 23, of Mississauga and her fiancé, Benjamin Yogarajah, 28, of North York, had travelled with her parents to Sri Lanka for their wedding on the 29th of December. Her parents, Sri Lanka nationals who have lived in Toronto as landed immigrants for more than a decade, lost all their identification when the waves hit her grandmother’s home. Past Tense Complication Material Process Sources: Progress (2007)

8 Generic Structure Language Features
The Canadian high commission in Colombo told them they must reapply for the documents before they can come back. “I know they have a lot of deal with,” said Yogarajah to Selvrasa. “Yeah…” replied the hopeless Selvrasa. Selvrasa’s grandmother, Rasanayagam Algaratnam, her aunt, Jayarannee Puvival, and Puvival’s husband and their three children were inside Algaratnam’s house when the surging water advanced on the home. Past Tense Complication Specific Participant Sources: Progress (2007)

9 Generic Structure Language Features
Puvival’s husband scooped one of their three children and ran, while a neighbor carried a second to safety. But, a 9-year-old boy remained with Algaratnam and Puvival, who were searching for the family’s passports when the water reached them. The boy was pushed by the water’s force to the ceiling, where he clung, frightened and bleeding, as the women were engulfed. Material Process Complication Past Tense Sources: Progress (2007)

10 Temporal Circumstance
Generic Structure Language Features Their bodies were recovered, but only after thieves had tripped Puvival’s battered body of her wedding jewellery Temporal Circumstance Resolution Sources: Progress (2007)

11 Answer sheet 5)

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