A narrative tells a story or an event or experience, usually in chronological order. The narrative can be funny, sad, frightening, or ordinary, but its main purpose is ti hold the reader’s interest and entertain them.

Generic structure:

1. Orientation     = Sets the scene and introduces the participants.

2. Complication = A crisis arise

3. Resolution      = The crisis resolved, for better or worse

Chronological Order

Narrative should be in chronological order. So, we tell to audience a senses of passage of time such as:

Now, then, before, first, second, third, previously, after that, a long time ago, soon & etc.

Grammar Focus

Narrative uses simple past tenses. some time it uses past continuous tenses and past perfect tense.

                    Ex: lived, heard, didn’t have.


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