Senin, 21 Maret 2011

Listening Through Report Text Audio

Report Text

Definition of Report text
Report is a text which presents information about something, as it is. It is as a result of systematic observation and analysis

Generic Structure of Report text
1. General classification: Stating classification of general aspect of thing; animal, public place, plant, etc which will be discussed in general
2. Description: Describing the thing which will be discussed in detail; part per part , customs or deed for living creature and usage for materials

Language Feature of Report text
• Introducing group or general aspect
• Using conditional logical connection; when, so, etc
• Using simple present tense

In short, report text describes the way of certain things and frequently refer to phenomenon of nature, animal and scientific object. Mostly, report is written after getting careful observation. This scientific and technical sense make clearer difference from descriptive text. The way of descriptive text in showing thing is based on the objective fact of the thing. It describe the specific thing simply as the thing is.


Let's go on to the next session.

Pre Listening

Activity 1

Now, look at some pictures below.






Match the statements below with the pictures
1. It looks so blue, bright, and not cloudy
2. We live here, in this planet
3. They have their own light
4. It can produce the scorching hot
5. A group of millions or billions stars in this space

Whilst Listening

Activity 2

Listen carefully to the example of report audio text below! The audio is about the new stars discovery. Check this out.

If you want to download this audio, please go to this address: <embed src="" width="420" height="250" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always"></embed>

After you listen to the audio, please take the quiz. Check this out!

Post Listening

Activity 3

There are some important words or phrases that you listened from the audio. It can enrich your vocabulary. Look at these words or phrases below.
1. astronomers
2. composition
3. powerful instrument
4. galaxies
5. the cosmos
6. balmy
7. scorching hot
8. universe

Find the meaning of the words and make the new sentences with the words or phrases above. Practice it in your own learning! Do your best dear! :-)

3 komentar:

  1. Focus : Listening
    Reviewer : Hesti Arumawati
    Blog Owner : Nor Kasifatul Millah
    URL :
    - You give us interesting picture that is related to the material.
    - You also give clear instructions.


    - There is no full transcription of your material.


    - You should provide the full transcription of your material.

    overall rate;

  2. Focus: Listening
    Reviewer: Foni Etika Mulyani
    Blog Owner: Nor Kasifatul Millah

    1. there are some pictures related to the topic.
    2. the instructions are clear.

    1. you didn't provide the transcription of the text.
    2. you didn't give different color in the words which shows link such as in activity 2.

    1. You should add the transcription of the text. Although it's a listening subject, but the transcription is also important because students can learn more about the text.

    overall rate: you get 8.. :)

    Focus : Listening
    Reviewer : Agis Siangningsih
    Blog Owner : Nor Kasifatul Millah
    URL :

    a. Gave enough material to warm up the learners
    b. Gave clear instruction for the learners

    a. Didn’t give highlight for the exercise part. It will take time for the learners to find where the exercise is.
    b. The exercise were not accompanied by the correction for the learners’ mistake
    c. Didn’t mention the source of the pictures and audio file you provided

    a. Use different colour to differ the material and the exercise part
    b. You can add the correction toward the learners’ answer so that they can get a correct answer.
    c. Mention the source of pictures and audio file you used in your blog so that one will not judge you as a plagiator.

    Overall rating (1-10): You are deserved to get 8. Congratulation!