Procedure is the set of steps which should be completed in the right sequence to get the goal. In our daily life, we often have to perform some steps to make or get something done. Procedure text is dominantly structured with imperative sentence since it actually an instruction. Procedure text usually explain the ingredient or material which is need, though sometime it is omitted, after that procedure text will explain step by step how to make the thing. See the following example of procedure text. It is usually includes:
• The goal of the activity
• Any materials needed to achieve the goal
• Steps to accomplish the goal
The grammatical features of this procedural text include:
– the use of commands, e.g. ‘cut’, ‘add’, ‘pour’;
– the use of action verbs, e.g. ‘wash’, ‘boil’;
– the use of adverbials to express details of time and place, manner and so on, e.g. ‘1 inch
thick’, ’until fragrant’, ‘until the chicken changes colour’.
The Procedure of Making Meatballs
What you need for the ingredients
- 1 kilo of very fine minced meat (preferably beef)
- 2 eggs
- 300 grams of tapioca-flour
- 4-8 cloves of garlic
- 1 red onion
- 1 teaspoon of white pepper
- 2 teaspoons of salt
The steps to make meatballs
These steps are instruction on how to make meatballs, just meatball, the soup is made separately.
First of all,mix garlic, red onion, salt, and white pepper in a mortar or mixer.
Second step, mix the spice-mixture with the eggs, the tapioca-flour and the minced meat.
After that, use your fingers, add a cup of water, and keep on working until the mixture feels soft and smooth.
Then, boil some water in a rather large pot, at least about 2 liters.
Next step, start rolling the mixture into small meatballs.
Finally, lower the meatballs into the boiling water. When they float up to the surface the meatball are ready to serve.