Review Text…

My dearest students…

Salah satu teks yang mudah dibedakan dibandingkan teks lainnya adalah teks review. Dalam bahasa Indonesia kalian pasti pernah denger atau baca resensi buku, film, atau kaset. Nah, dalam bahasa Inggris kalian akan mempelajari juga resensi tersebut, cuma.. namanya diganti jadi review. Mudah kan? Yup.. review teks adalah teks yang membahas mengenai resensi baik buku, film, kaset, dan sebagainya.

Genre: Review
Social function: To criticize an art work or event for a public audience.
Generic structure:
1. Orientation ( background information on the text)
2. Evaluation ( concluding statement : judgment, opinion, or recommendation. It can consist of more than one.
3. Interpretative Recount ( summary of an art works including characters and plot).
4. Evaluative summation: the last opinion consisting the appraisal or the punch line of the art works being criticized.

Contoh:
Cinta (Dian Sastrowardoyo) is a beautiful, smart and confident seventeen year old. Born in a loving family, surrounded by caring and supporting friends. Cinta seems to have everything in the world. She has four best friends, Milly (Sissy Pricillia), Karmen (Adinia Wirasti), Alya (Ladya Cheryl), and Maura(Titi Kamal) who always protect her. She’s also the object of Borne’s affection, the most eligible boyfriend at school.
But things are starting to change when Cinta meets Rangga (Nicholas saputra), a cool and arrogant boy whose presence is never taken into account at school. The unpredictable character of Rangga has disturbed Cinta. It creates a new and unfamiliar sensation which leads Cinta into a new and strange world. The next thing she knows, she has fallen in love with someone who has a very different character and comes from a very different world.
Bit by bit, Cinta starts to change. She becomes a new person, a stranger to her friends and even to herself. She doesn’t understand what has happened, let alone her friends.

Contoh lagi ya…
kali ini ada judgementnya.

The story to ‘Kung Fu Panda’ is nothing really new, but it is told so well as to actually pack an emotional punch. And it never comes off as laughable, which in lesser hands could easily have happened. Speaking of laughs, there are many to be had here as well. ‘Kung Fu Panda’ works on just about every level a family movie can. The cast features Jack Black as Po the Panda. The furious five, the most feared group of warriors in all of China, consists of Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Monkey (Jackie Chan), Mantis (Sth Roger), Viper (Lucy Liu), and Crane (David Cross). Their master is Shifu (Dustin Hoffman), a fur ball creature who is a legendary teacher of Kung Fu. Escaped from prison and on hi way to claim the Dragon Scroll, which will make him the all powerful Dragon Warrior, is the good gone bad Tai Lung (Ian McShane). But first, he’ll have to muscle his way around 400 pounds of panda to get to it.
‘Kung Fu Pnada’ is a damn good time at the movies. This was the movie that Dreamworks Animation so desperately needed after the disappointing ‘Shrek The Third’. With gorgeous animation, spectacular action, a great cast and dramatic weight of an Akira Kurosawa film, Kung Fu Panda is one of the favourite movie of the year.

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9 comments on “Review Text…

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  2. Hi mam.

    Thanks for explaining about review text but for me the example given above is more like a synopsis, do correct me if I’m wrong.

    Can you explain what is the difference between synopsis and review text? as far as I know, a review is ones’ thoughts or personal comments on an art work such as movie.

  3. Terima kasih banyak atas penjelasannya. Memudahkan saya dalam mengerjakan tugas sekolah. Saya akan mencoba mempraktikannya langsung dengan buku “maryamah karpov” kesukaan saya..

  4. THANKS for information….
    i think,this blog is a complete information..
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