A Hortatory exposition is a type of spoken or written text that is intended to explainthe listeners or readers that something should or should not happen or be done. Tostrengthen the explanation, the speaker or writer needs some arguments as thefundamental reasons of the given idea. In other words, this kind of text can be called asargumentation. Hortatory exposition text can be found in scientific books, journals,magazines, newspaper articles, academic speech or lectures, research report etc. Hortatoryexpositions are popular among science, academic community and educated people.Example of hortatory exposition:
Fasten Your Seat Belt!!!
A seat belt, sometimes called a safety belt, is a safety harness designed to securethe occupant of a vehicle against harmful movement that may result from a collision or asudden stop. As part of an overall occupant restraint system, seat belts are intended toreduce injuries by stopping the wearer from hitting hard interior elements of the vehicle orother passengers (the so-called second impact) and by preventing the wearer from beingthrown from the vehicle.During 2004, total accident in DKI Jakarta are 4.544 cases, with 1.146 death victims,63% of that accident victims didn’t use seat belt (Source: tempo interactive). If we use seatbelt, we will be safe if an accident happening to us. Of course it will decrease the number of death by fatal accident. This fact makes us realize that if we don’t use seat belt, we willendanger our life. So it’s very important to use seat belt.For some people, using seat belt makes journey uncomfortable, makes us can’tmove freely, etc. But if we used to wear it, it will be our habit. We will feel more and morecomfortable if we often use it. Regardless of whether it is comfortable or not, it is veryimportant for us to use seat belt, to save our life.Government, especially police department, began enforcing us to use a seat belt todecrease the number of death victim. It’s appropriated with polices’ slogan “Melindungi danMengayomi Masyarakat Indonesia”. Because the number of death victim in Indonesia is sohigh. And most of the death victims didn’t use seat belt.A rule in our country about seat belt:
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