Example of Recount Text : The Horrible Thing in the Class
Mirwaners, the recount text below is a story that truly happened to me.
"Some years ago when I was a third semester student of Riau University, I got a horrible incident that I couldn’t forget until now. It’s been playing in my head since that incident occured.
On that day, the lecturer asked us to prepare a material about Lingua Franca. This material would be presented individually in front of the class on the next day. Unfortunately, I got the first turn to present it.
In the night after that day, I did something else that absolutely useless. I went around with my friends until midnight. After I reached home, due to sleepy, I went to sleep immediately. As a result, I forgot to prepare the material that I should present it on tomorrow class.
In the next morning, I woke up and suddenly realized that I hadn’t yet prepared the material for that day’s class. I couldn’t imagine,it was my turn to present something in front of the class. I had to present Lingua Franca on that day.
I horribly went to the classroom. When I got into that classroom, I sat on the chair silently. I was afraid if the lecturer angry with me. The lecturer hadn’t came in. After some minutes later, I heard someone walked from outside heading to our classroom. The foot step sound was so horrible for me. I was sweaty. My heart beat quickly.
The lecturer came in. Some minutes later, the lecturer asked me to present the material in front of the class. I did not have anything to present on that time. Then I told the lecturer that I was not yet ready to present the material about Lingua Franca. Luckily, the lecturer was not angry with me. Then she let other student to take my turn.
At last, I thought relief. Thanks god. I hoped this incident would not happen again in my life."