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In pairs, discuss the answersto the following questions,based on the text in Activity 3. Share your answers with the class. One of Four Remaining Yangtze Turtles Dies in China One of the world's rarest turtles, a Yangtze giant softshell, has died in China, leaving just threeremaining. Also known as Rafetus swinhoei , the female turtle died in the Suzhou zoo in southern China. Experts had tried to artificially inseminate the creature, which was over 90 years old, for a fifth time shortly before she died. The species is critically endangered due to hunting, overfishing, and the destruction of its habitat. One male is left in the Chinese zoo while two other turtles live in the wild in Vietnam. The elusive nature of the turtle means it has been difficult to identify the latter's gender. Local staff and international experts had attempted to artificially inseminate the female 24 hours before she died. They said, "There were no complications from the operation and she had been in fine health after the procedure, but deteriorated the next day." The cause of her death is being investigated and the turtle's ovarian tissue was collected for future research. Adopted from: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47932731 (April 15, 2019) What is the purpose of thefirst paragraph?

In pairs, discuss the answers to the following questions, based on the text in Activity 3. Share your answers with the class.


One of Four Remaining Yangtze Turtles Dies in China

    One of the world's rarest turtles, a Yangtze giant softshell, has died in China, leaving just three remaining.

    Also known as Rafetus swinhoei, the female turtle died in the Suzhou zoo in southern China.

    Experts had tried to artificially inseminate the creature, which was over 90 years old, for a fifth time shortly before she died.

    The species is critically endangered due to hunting, overfishing, and the destruction of its habitat.

    One male is left in the Chinese zoo while two other turtles live in the wild in Vietnam. The elusive nature of the turtle means it has been difficult to identify the latter's gender.

    Local staff and international experts had attempted to artificially inseminate the female 24 hours before she died.

    They said, "There were no complications from the operation and she had been in fine health after the procedure, but deteriorated the next day."

    The cause of her death is being investigated and the turtle's ovarian tissue was collected for future research.

Adopted from: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47932731 (April 15, 2019)


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tujuan dari paragraf pertama adalah " totellthe reader about the main event of the news which is the dead of world’s rarest turtle in china".

tujuan dari paragraf pertama adalah "to tell the reader about the main event of the news which is the dead of world’s rarest turtle in china".

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Teks yang tertera di atas memberikan newsworthy information (informasi yang layak diberitakan) dengan tujuan untuk diketahui oleh banyak orang. Oleh karene itu, teks tersebut merupakan jenis teks news item . Apa tujuan dari paragraf pertama? Sebelum itu kita harus mengetahui dulu bagian-bagian dari News Item atau Generic Structure of News Item. Main Events / Newsworthy event(s): it recounts the event in summary form . (menyimpulkan informasi kejadian teks). Elaboration / Background event(s): they elaborate what happened, to whom, in what circumstance . (menjelaskan lebih jauh tentang apa yang terjadi, siapa, dan tujuan atau alasan terjadinya). Resource of Information (Source): it contains comments by participants in, witnesses to and authorities expert on the event . (terdiri dari komentar orang-orang yang terlibat, saksi, dan para pihak berwenang). Setelah melihat bagian-bagian dari news item dan merujuk kembali pada paragraf pertama, dapat dipastikan bahwa bagian pembuka pada teks tersebut adalah main events / newsworthy event. Informasi yang ingin diberikan kepada pembaca dalam teks adalah kematian seekor kura-kura langka yang ada di China. Jadi, tujuan dari paragraf pertama adalah " totellthe reader about the main event of the news which is the dead of world’s rarest turtle in china".

Teks yang tertera di atas memberikan newsworthy information (informasi yang layak diberitakan) dengan tujuan untuk diketahui oleh banyak orang. Oleh karene itu, teks tersebut merupakan jenis teks news item. Apa tujuan dari paragraf pertama? Sebelum itu kita harus mengetahui dulu bagian-bagian dari News Item atau Generic Structure of News Item.

  1. Main Events / Newsworthy event(s): it recounts the event in summary form. (menyimpulkan informasi kejadian teks).
  2. Elaboration / Background event(s): they elaborate what happened, to whom, in what circumstance. (menjelaskan lebih jauh tentang apa yang terjadi, siapa, dan tujuan atau alasan terjadinya).
  3. Resource of Information (Source): it contains comments by participants in, witnesses to and authorities expert on the event. (terdiri dari komentar orang-orang yang terlibat, saksi, dan para pihak berwenang).

Setelah melihat bagian-bagian dari news item dan merujuk kembali pada paragraf pertama, dapat dipastikan bahwa bagian pembuka pada teks tersebut adalah main events / newsworthy event. Informasi yang ingin diberikan kepada pembaca dalam teks adalah kematian seekor kura-kura langka yang ada di China.

Jadi, tujuan dari paragraf pertama adalah "to tell the reader about the main event of the news which is the dead of world’s rarest turtle in china".

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