Short functional texts presented in ‘Pelatihan uan untuk Guru-Guru Bahasa Inggris sma se-Kabupaten Sleman’ August 25-30, 2008

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SHORT FUNCTIONAL TEXTS Presented in ‘Pelatihan UAN untuk Guru-Guru Bahasa Inggris SMA se-Kabupaten Sleman’ August 25-30, 2008

  • By: Suciati
  • Jurusan Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
  • Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni
  • Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta

What is the topic about?

  • What is the topic about?
  • Where is it likely to be heard?

How do I know if a piece of text is functional?

  • Functional text is used for everyday information. It is called functional because it helps you function in your day-to-day life.

  • Example:
  • if I wanted to make chocolate chip cookies, I would read a recipe.
  • If I wanted to know my friend's phone number, I would look in a phone book.
  • If I want to know street names, I would need to read the street directory.

Text types and text forms

  • The communicative purpose of text
  • To give direction (procedure)
  • To describe (descriptive)
  • To entertain (narrative)
  • To discuss (discussion)
  • Etc.

Text types and text forms (cont.)

  • Communicative purpose applies in all text forms:
  • Transactional conversation
  • Interpersonal conversation
  • Short functional texts (spoken and written)
  • Monologue
  • Essay


  • Procedural Text
  • In Short functional text (spoken): directions, announcements etc.
  • (written): directions (on the street, medicine etc.)
  • in Interpersonal conversation: talking about how to do things casually for the sake of maintaining conversation

Short Functional Text

  • Advertisement
  • Announcement
  • Notice
  • Memo
  • Shopping list/ menu
  • Cards (Invitation, Greeting card, Condolence card, Post card)
  • Letter
  • Email
  • Manual
  • etc.


  • Standar Kompetensi Lulusan
  • Uraian SKL
  • Memahami makna teks lisan berbentuk teks fungsional pendek, percakapan dan teks monolog sederhana berbentuk naratif (narrative, recount, news item) dan deskriptif (report, descriptive, explanation) dalam konteks kehidupan sehari-hari.
  • Menemukan gambaran umum, pikiran utama, informasi rinci dan informasi tertentu dari teks lisan sederhana yang berbentuk teks fungsional pendek, percakapan, naratif serta deskriptif.


  • Memahami nuansa makna di dalam teks tertulis seperti teks fungsional pendek dan esei berbentuk naratif (narrative, recount, news item), deskriptif (report, descriptive, explanation) dan argumentative (exposition, discussion) dalam konteks kehidupan sehari-hari.
  • • Menemukan gambaran umum, pikiran utama, informasi tersirat, informasi rinci dan informasi tertentu serta makna kata/frasa/ kalimat dari teks tertulis berbentuk teks fungsional pendek dan esei berbentuk naratif, deskriptif dan argumentatif

Short Functional Texts (Listening)

  • R: “Attention, please. Tomorrow we are going to take a train to Surabaya.”
  • Q: “How are we going to Surabaya?”
  • A: We are going to Surabaya by …
  • “Attention please… Argo Muria train from Jakarta will be arriving at platform one in about three minutes.”
  • Q: “When will Argo Muria train arrive from Jakarta?”



  • On 28th of August, the school will hold a school trip to Golden Sands Beach
  • Departure time  : 07.30 a.m.
  • Programs          : Morning swimming, games, volley ball: polo in the sea view restaurant, afternoon walk along the beach to the lagoon : watch the music festival at the beach.
  • Fee                : Rp 50.000,00
  • Contact person : Azmi, Misyka
  •             Chairperson
  •             Inkesari
  • Announcement
  • All students of class Ten-1, are supposed to gather in the school yard on Saturday, August 4th 2007 at 8 a.m. for practicing flag ceremony.
  • Please be on time.
  • Chairman


  • Security check
  • No parking area
  • Lock it or Lose it



  • Dear Mom and Dad,
  • We have some exciting news for you. Maria is going to have a baby! We didn’t tell you right away. At first the doctor said she might have some trouble with the baby. Now he says she is just fine. She’s very healthy and happy! She still works on her painting every day. But she stopped teaching art classes. She gets tired more quickly now.
  • There is going to be another change in our lives. We’re moving back to New York! We wanted to be closer to you and to Jane. It’s much nicer to be near the family for something important like a baby. Maria grew up in Mexico, and she doesn’t have a family. So that makes you even more important to us.
  • Maria is a little worried about working in New York. She will have to start again there. In Italy her paintings are already popular. But I’m sure people will like them in New York, too. My job won’t be any problem. I’m still going to work for The New York Times. I’ll be writing about the United Nations in New York. We’re planning to move next month.
  • See you then!
  • Love,
  • Ted


  • Thank You

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