Category Archives: Recount

The Doll and the White Rose: Reading Practice 5 (recount)

I was walking around in a store, when I saw a cashier give some money back to a a five-year old boy. The cashier said,”I’m sorry but you don’t have enough money to buy this doll.” Then the little boy turned to the old woman standing next to him and said,”Granny, are you sure I don’t have enough… Read More »

My School Day: Reading Practice 4 (recount)

My mother got me ready for school then I had to wait for her to brush my hair and place every strand in just the perfect position. I had to show her my shoes that I had cleaned the night before and my school bag had to be neatly put on my shoulder before I could get near… Read More »

Waving Goodbye: Reading Practice 3 (recount)

We stood huddled together on the quayside as the occasional drops of rain started to fall from the gun metal clouds above us. I held my mother’s hand tightly and watched as the turning tide slowly moved the whaling boat away from the quay and out into the harbour. All about me I could hear women sobbing quietly… Read More »

Day at the Beach: Reading Practice 2 (recount)

Early one morning in summer, in the city of Cape Town, I woke up to the sound of birds’ chirps. I got up to open my curtains to let the early morning sun in to warm my face. It was the perfect day for the beach! Quickly I changed from my pajamas into my costume and pulled on… Read More »

Early One Morning in April: Reading Practice 1 (recount)

It was early morning, on sunny spring day in April; Heathrow Airport London was very busy. I was sitting, reading a newspaper in the Departure Lounge of Terminal One. I was nervous I would fly. I looked at my watch impatiently. Then I I heard the announcement over the loudspeakers: British Airways announce the departure of Flight BE570… Read More »

Recount

What is a recount? A recount is a piece of writing in which the writer RETELLS a past event or experience. The focus of this writing is on specific events or people, NOT general topics. A recount is narrative in nature. The writer retells the most important events – not irrelevant details – in a chronological order.  In… Read More »