Using Downloadable Audio in Teaching Descriptive Text to Develop Speaking Skill (An Experimental Study to the Seventh Grade Students of SMP Negeri 4 Pati in the Academic Year of 2011/2012)

Wanida.Rosadika,, 2201408044 (2012) Using Downloadable Audio in Teaching Descriptive Text to Develop Speaking Skill (An Experimental Study to the Seventh Grade Students of SMP Negeri 4 Pati in the Academic Year of 2011/2012). Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

Abstract

School-based curriculum of English for SMP/MTs states that one of the goal of learning English in SMP is developing the students’ communicative competence in spoken or written skills to solve daily problem. It refers to the competence in mastering genre, understanding and producing some kinds of text. One of them is descriptive text. Although SMP students have been taught English in elementary school, in the real condition, many students have difficulties in producing this text orally. One of the difficulties is whether their speech are considering speaking aspects or not. They usually produce incorrect pronunciation and translate Bahasa into English dirrectly without using the correct structure. The objectives of this research are to describe the speaking test achievement for the students who are taught by using Downloadable Audio, to describe the speaking test achievement for the students who are taught by using pictures, and to investigate whether there is any significant difference in students’ speaking test achievement between the students who are taught by using Downloadable Audio and those who are taught by using pictures. This study was an experimental research. The subjects of the study were 47 students of the seventh grade students of SMP N 4 Pati in the academic year of 2011/2012. They were divided into two groups, experimental and control group. They were given three types of activities; pre-test, treatment, and post-test. The treatment for the experimental group was downloadable audio, and for the control group was not use downloadable audio but it used pictures in the treatment. The data were collected through a speaking test. According to the computation, the average scores of pre-test from the two groups were nearly the same, i.e. the experimental group was 52.29 and 51.09 for the control group. The result of the post-test from the experimental group was 72.5 which was higher than the result of the control group that was 65.43. Further, the z-test result of the difference of two means revealed that obtained value (6.078) was higher than z-table value for α=5% and df=45 (1.96). It means that there was a significant difference in the achievement between the groups or it can be said that the experimental group was better than the control group. Based on the data analysis, the writer concludes that downloadable audio is effective media to improve students’ ability in producing descriptive text orally. Downloadable audio enriches the students vocabulary about describing people, gives a good example of tenses use and also a good pronunciation from native speaker.

Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
Uncontrolled Keywords: downloadable audio, speaking, descriptive text, experimental study.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
Depositing User: budi santoso perpustakaan
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2012 22:19
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2012 22:19

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