Saturday, January 21, 2012

Contoh Descriptive Text tentang Gajah (Elephants)

Siapa yang tidak tahu gajah? Ah masa gajah di pelupuk mata terlihat, semut di seberang lautan nampak jelas. Memang binatang yang satu ini sering kita lihat, baik secara langsung (di kebun binatang) atau melalui media televisi. Lalu apa hubungan gajah dengan descriptive text?

Meski sering kita lihat dan mungkin kita bisa menggambarkan (menjelaskan) tentang penampilan fisik gajah dalam bahasa Indonesia, namun nyatanya kadang kita kesulitan ketika harus menggambarkan "gajah dalam bahasa Inggris". Ya begitulah kira-kira ketika kemampuan kosakata bahasa Inggris kita mentok meski sudah merasa paham tentang descriptive text..

Oleh karena itu, tak usah memaksakan diri untuk "menulis" teks descriptif tentang gajah, mari kita lihat saja contohnya di bawah ini :

Contoh Descriptive Text tentang Gajah (Elephants)

The African Elephant is described as the Loxodonta africana of Africa. They are very large, grey, four-legged herbivorous mammals. They have almost hairless skin, a distinctive long, flexible, prehensile trunk. Its upper incisors form long curved tusks of ivory. African elephants have large fan-shaped ears and two “fingers” at the tip of its trunk, compared to only one in the Asian species. Furthermore, the Indian Elephant is described as Elephas maximus of south-central Asia. The ears of Indian elephants are significantly smaller than African elephants.

contoh descriptive text
How to describe the elephants?
Elephants are herbivores and eat all types of vegetation such as grasses, leaves, fruits, and bark. The facts tell that despite the size of ears the elephant’s hearing is poor, because elephants ears are used to aid ventilation. One of the softest parts of their body is at the back of the ears, which is called the knuckle. In a zoo, elephant trainers, called Mahouts, use their feet to steer or give commands to the animal via the knuckle at the back of the ears. 

Some other facts about the elephants are : The elephant is the largest of all land mammals; Life Span - elephants can live for up to 70 years; Elephants normally walk about 4 mph; Elephants are able to swim for long distances; Elephants spend about 16 hours a day eating; They consume as much as 495 pounds of food per day; They live in tight social units led by an older matriarch; Males leave the herd between the ages of 12 and 15; Their tusks are of ivory and are actually enormously enlarged incisors; The elephant's eyes are small and its eyesight is poor, They have the largest brains in the animal kingdom.

Coba mana generic structure dari contoh descriptive text di atas?

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