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  1. 1. Descriptive teks is a piece of writing that list the characteristics of a person, place, or thing. It describes living and non-living things such as animals, towns, etc.
  2. 2. ==> to describe a particular person, place or thing. Ex of descriptive text : Biographies, autobiographies, etc
  3. 3. • Identification ---> introduces who, where or what is being described, mention name, occupation, profesion, and career • Description ---> describe the caracteristics, parts and qualities of the subject being described.
  4. 4. My Mother Every people certainly have a mother. Because people was born from her. The existence of her among us is definitely important. That is why I love her so much. I owe great debt to what she has been doing to me until right now. I love you, mom. identification Setiap manusia pastinya memiliki seorang ibu. Karena manusia lahir darinya. Kehadirannya diantara kita sungguh sangat penting. Itu lah mengapa saya sangat mencitainya. Saya berhutang banyak pada apa yang dia lakukan sampai sekarang ini. Saya cinta ibu.) ( My mother's name is Khodijah. She was born 49 years ago. She is short, but not too short. She is little fat. And she is old. She has got short white straight hair. She has got brown skin. She is beautiful. Her hand is so soft, the hand that have taught me to be kind person. She never stops to support me. She always tells me to not give up so easily. She always gives me some fine solutions when I have some problems. The importance of her is never denied. That is why I never reject her willing description • • (Ibu saya bernama Khodijah. Beliau lahir 49 tahun yang lalu. Beliau pendek, tetapi tidak begitu pendek. Beliau sedikit gemuk. Dan beliau sudah tua. Beliau memiliki rambut putih pendek yang lurus. Beliau memiliki kulit coklat. Beliau cantik. Tanganya begitu lembut, tangat yang telah mengajarkan saya untuk menjadi orang yang baik.) . (Beliau tidak pernah berhenti mendukung saya. Beliau selau memberitahu saya untuk tidak menyerah dengan gampang. Beliau selalu memberi saya beberapa solusi bijak ketika saya menghadapi beberapa masalah. Pentingya beliau tidak pernah terelaknya. Itu lah mengapa saya tidak pernah menolak keinginannya.)
  5. 5. Exercise: The Houses of the Toraja The etnic groups in the mountain reqions of southwest and central Sulawesi(Celebes) are known by the name of Toraja, which has come to mean”those who live upstream”or”those who live in the mountains”. Their name is in fact derived from the word Raja, which in Sanskrit means”king”. The society is noblemen are called rengnge, the ordinary people to makaka, and the slaves to kaunan, birth determines which rank a person will occupy. The distictive features of the traditional houses(tongkongan)of the Toraja are the”Bufallo Horns”, the roof design and the rich decoration on the walls. The bufallo is a symbol of status, courage, strength, and fighting spirit. Design as a representation of the universe, the tongkonan is constructed in three parts; upper world(the roof), the world of humans(the middle of the building), and the underworld(the space under the floor). The highly distinctive roofs constructed by the Toraja have given rise to various ingenious interpretations. Certainly the roofs is something of deep significance for the Toraja, and even today they build”modern” (in other words houses built with cement) houses with such roofs.
  6. 6. Questions: 1) What is the text about? a. The culture of Toraja b. The society of Toraja c. The distinctive features of tradisional houses d. The description of a traditional houses of Toraja e. The etnic groups of southwest and central Sulawesi 2) What are the ordinary people commonly called? a. Tongkonan b. Makaka c. Celebes d. Rengnge e. Kaunan
  7. 7. 3) “……., and the even today they build modern….”(paragrap h 3) The underline word refers to…. a. Raja b. Rengnge c. Society d. Toraja people e. Mountain regions 4) Which of the following does not symbolize a bufallo? a. Status b. Courage c. Strength d. Cowardice e. Fighting spirit