Sabtu, 30 April 2011

Report Text: Igloos

| Sabtu, 30 April 2011
The following is an example of report text. This report text tells you about igloos. 


Igloos or snowhouses are shelters constructed from blocks of snow, generally in the form of a dome. Although igloos are usually associated with all Inuit, they were predominantly constructed by people of Canada's Central Arctic and Greenland's Thule area. Inuit people tended to use snow to insulate their house. The temperature outside may be as low as -45 Degree Celcius, but on the inside the temperature may range from -7 Degree Celcius to 16 Degree Celcius when warned by body heat alone.

There were three traditional types of igloos. The smallest one was constructed as a temporary shelter, usually used for one or two nights. These were built and used during hunting trips, often on open sea ice. Next in size was the semi permanent, intermediate-sized for family dwelling. This is a single room dwelling that housed one or two families. The largest of the igloos is normally built in groups of two. These might have had up to five rooms and housed up to 20 people. A large igloo might have been constructed from several igloos attached by tunnels, giving common access to the outside. These were used to hold community feast and traditional dances.

 Source: Ujian Nasional 2010

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