A recount is a text that retells an event such as a school trip, football match or holiday. Biographies and autobiographies are also examples of recounts.
Recounts often include the following features.
1) An introductory sentence usually sets the scene.
On Friday our football team played a match against our main rivals.
2) Events are related in chronological order (the order in which they happened).
3) Recounts are written in the past tense.
4) They can be written in the first or the third person.
5) They often answer these questions: who? what? where? when? how? why?
6) They can include descriptive language and opinions.
7) They often contain sequencing connectives (e.g. first, next, then, finally).
8) They may end with a summary or a comment on the events.
It was the best trip I have ever been on.
In this worksheet you can practise writing a recount, focusing on including all the above features. Remember that you can look back at this introduction as often as you like by clicking on the Help button.