A procedural recount records events such as a science experiment or a cooking experience. It presents the events chronologically (in the order in which happened). The purpose of procedural recounts is to inform listeners or readers.
The text consists of three parts:
It provides the purpose of the activity. It also answers the questions: Who? When? Where? What experience?
2. List of Events
It presents events: What people did? It tells the event chronologically. It uses conjunction or connectives like firs, next, then finally and so on. They show the sequence of events.
It describes the outcome of the activity. It can also express people’s personal opinion regarding the events.
1. It uses simple past tense.
2. It uses connectors to put the events into order.
3. It describes events, so there are many verbs or action verbs used.
4. It uses nouns (or pronoun) to name people, places and things.
5. Details of time, places and things.
Let’s look at the example below.