A STUDY ON THE ABILITY OF READING COMPREHENSION (Case Study at Escola de Hospitalidade e Turismo Becora-Dili)

Domingas da Costa, Fausto Belo, Sebastião Pereira


Reading Comprehension, Ability, and Study The aims are to find out the student’s ability to answer the question based on the reading comprehension text, and to know the students' levels in reading comprehension text. These theories are related to the teaching-learning process. This study adopted a qualitative method and the research took place at the first-grade students of Escola de Hospitalidade e Turismo, Becora - Dili with any problems about the students’ ability to answer the question based on the reading comprehension text and which levels of student’s ability using reading comprehension text. This study was conducted with the 20 students of first-grade students of Escola de Hospitalidade e Turismo and administered 25 number questionnaires with consists of four items. They are 10 multiple choice text, 5 number Answer Questions based on the reading text, 5 numbers matching test with verbs in the left side, and 5 number of true and false. From the questions delivered, the administrated with a result of the test was tabulated and analyzed that the first-grade students can answer them based on the reading comprehension test. Their level of reading comprehension ability is 9,1 which is classified at an excellent level. Finally, the students of the first grade of Escola de Hospitalidade e Turismo Becora – Dili in excellent level in subject reading comprehension with passed on the national recommendation for English subject 5 and the result of this research is 9,1.

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