Narrative Text adalah teks yang mempunyai fungsi sosial untuk menghibur pembaca. Teks ini berupa fiksi atau karangan belaka.
Berikut ini akan disajikan contoh cerita berbentuk naratif (narrative text). Cerita ini disadur dari Uji Coba Ujian Nasional SMA 2012.
There was an old man and his only grandson, named Nondo, who lived not far from a jungle. That man collected firewood to live. Unfortunetelly, NOndo was limped so he could help his grandfather go to the jungle. However, he was very diligent doing the house cores.
One day Nondo asked his grandfather to go with him to the jungle. His grandfather forbade him. But, Nondo didn't give up. He always asked the same thing everyday. He really wanted to see animals in the jungle. Until one day, the grandfather let Nondo go to the jungle with him. He advised Nondo to stay close to him. Nondo made his promise.
In the jungle there were many things to see. Nondo forgot his promise. He separated from his grandfather. When he knew it, he tried to cry out calling his grandfather. However, the grandfather didn't hear it.
In the other place, the grandfather, who realized that he lost Nondo tried to find him, but it was vain. He wished Nondo was home, but he didn't meet him there.
The next morning, grandfather went to the jungle to find Nondo. On this way, he was a bird singing "Moopoo...Moopoo..."
Grandfather heard the sound as "Opoku... Opoku..." which meant "My Grandpa...My Grandpa..." being really curious, he came closer to the bird. On his surprise, the bird was limped. The grandfather cried. He remember his grandson. He was sure that his grandson had changed into a bird. Since then, people named the bird as Moopoo bird. It can be found in Minahasa, North Sulawesi.