News Item

To inform readers, listeners, or viewers about event of the day which are considered newsworthy or important.

Text Organization
• Newsworthy events
(tells the event in a summary form)

• Background events
(elaborates what happened, explains what caused the incident)

• Sources
(comments by participants, witnesses, authorities, and experts involved in the event)

Language Features
• Information on the use of headlines

• The use of action verbs
(e.g.: Hit, Attack, Curb)

• The use of saying verbs
(e.g.: Added, Claimed)

• The use of passive sentences
(e.g.: Aceh was hit by Tsunami in 2004)

• The use of adverbs in passive sentences
(e.g.: The victims were badly injured)

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